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Impact Assessment Report

Recent Study Confirms Accomplishments of PPES Students and School

We have some very exciting news to share with you.  Recently one of the top business schools in India conducted a study of the performance of PPES students compared to their counterparts in the District and State.  We are pleased to report that our students consistently scored far and above those enrolled in other schools including100% passage of the State Board Exam by our 12th graders!  This study looked at not only academic achievement but also social advancement for girls such as attendance and graduation rates, nutrition and health, fertility rates and income of graduates. 

We firmly believe these results confirm the approach PPES takes to providing a Value Based Educational which is core to our mission. These results are remarkable given the challenges faced by our students, physically, socially and economically in getting an education. 
Congratulations to all PPES teachers, students and staff!

Study results are summarized below.  The full report is available upon request.

 
In April 2014, the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research conducted an assessment of PPES student performance compared to similar grade students in the Bulandshahar District (population 3.5 million) and Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) (population 204.2 million).
The principal findings were:
  • On 10th Grade (and 12th) U.P. State Board Exams, 100% of PPES students passed the exam compared to 85% for Bulandshahar and U.P.
     
  • PPES student attendance for all grades averaged 82% compared to 62% for all girls in U.P.

     
  • PPES drop-out rate was 15.4% compared to 47.3% for non-PPES students in the school’s area.
     
  • In standardized reading and arithmetic exercises given to rural students, PPES students out-performed school averages in U.P. and all of India in everygrade level.
     
  • Vaccination rate among PPES graduates households is 87% compared to 29% in non-PPES households.
     
  • PPES student/teacher ratio was 23 compared to 42 in U.P. and 33 in all of India.
     
  • Fertility rate (ages 16-30 years) is 1.08 children for PPES graduates compared to 1.63 children for similar non-PPES females
     
  • Despite 3 meals a day provided by the school, 66% of PPES students are underweight as measured by BMI values.
     
  • 18.5% of PPES graduates earn a regular monthly income compared to 5.6% for non-PPES women in the area and that income is two times greater for PPES graduates.
     
Pardada Pardadi greatly appreciates your past support. We cannot continue the work that the school is doing to educate and empower girls and women in rural India without you. Please consider giving generously to one of the many needs listed on our website, www.education4change.org.
  
Thank you very much!
Sam(Virendra Singh)