RACHEL – Experienced Studies

RACHEL is used both inside and outside the classroom to improve access to learning in hundreds of offline communities around the world.

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The 60 million girls Foundation has published an impact report on the results on its pilot project on self-directed learning in rural Sierra Leone. The project, conducted in partnership with CAUSE Canada and McGill University, looked at how their Mobile Learning Lab, a set of 30 mobile devices connected to a RACHEL and powered by solar energy, improved literacy and math scores for students in grade 5 and 6. 

Key takeaways:

  • Over the course of one school year (120 hours of RACHEL use) students more than doubled their scores in math compared to those without access to the Mobile Learning Lab.
  • Students who used RACHEL for just four months (32 hours) increased their English literacy test scores by 67% more than those without RACHEL.

More information at 60 Million Girls Foundation.

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In Guatemala, our chapter Mundo Posible, in partnership with The Center for Education Research from Del Valle University, ran a 7-month impact study to test the impact of RACHEL on middle school math and literacy studies, as well as teaching methods.

Key takeaways:

  • Students using RACHEL increased their math scores by an average of 9% more than those without RACHEL.
  • Students using RACHEL increased their reading comprehension by an average of 3% more than those without RACHEL.

Source of content: https://worldpossible.org/impact-reports

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