Rising Academies has commissioned a team from Oxford University to complete an independent impact evaluation of our work in Sierra Leone. The study will track the progress of a sample of Rising Academy students over three academic years, and benchmark this against the progress of a comparison group of students from government and private schools in Sierra Leone. The main outcome measures are tests of reading and maths. The team is also looking at writing skills, as well as academic self-confidence and learning dispositions.
The first follow-up assessments were completed in July, and so an annual progress report will be available later this year.