Most children in India have no access to age-appropriate content or reading materials other than textbooks. Even teachers do not have the adequate materials and training to differentiate instruction and the current assessments do not measure essential skills such as comprehension and fluency.
Through ‘Learn to Read, Read to Learn,’ Sesame Workshop India Trust in partnership with the Department of Primary Education, Government of Bihar aimed to improve children’s oral reading fluency and teachers’ capacity to use innovative learning materials in class.
The project was spread across 375 government – run primary schools in 3 districts of Bihar (175 schools in Patna, 100 each in Vaishali and Bhojpur.)
The project extended its support to 30,000 children and 750 teachers.