Reports and Publications
Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
Research has shown that parents’ involvement in children’s learning can positively impact their academic performance and social-emotional development. However, parents’ involvement in children’s learning tends to be low because they often lack clarity on the role they can play and feel underconfident in supporting their child, given their own low literacy levels. To solve for this, CSF and CSBC at Ashoka University collaborated to develop behavioral interventions aimed at supporting an increase in parents’ engagement in their child’s Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) journey.
Practitioner’s Guide to Embedding Assessment-Informed Instruction (A-i-i) is an attempt to answer – “How can education practitioners support teachers to use assessment-informed instruction to improve learning in their classrooms?”
This report considers the risks and benefits of reopening schools and discusses approaches for safe reopening, including insights from other countries that reopened during the pandemic.
This report is a result of CSF’ response to Covid-19-induced educational challenges, that culminated in two partner forums organized by CSF with fifteen leading organizations working in education across the country. The forum was a platform for partners to share their learnings from last year and align on a way forward as a collective.
This report, focused on the public school system, is a synthesis of current evidence on key challenges driving low foundational learning outcomes in India, and learnings from attempts to improve them.
While India has witnessed extensive growth in the EdTech sector over the past few years, a key ecosystem challenge is that there are very few EdTech solutions that are built for and that have been able to scale in low-income segments, where the need for tech-based learning is probably the highest.
In an endeavor to bridge this information asymmetry, Central Square Foundation has launched India’s first household survey, ‘BaSE: Bharat Survey for EdTech’, aimed at bringing the voice of the end-user in Bharat to the discourse on EdTech.
This fact sheet captures key findings of a summative research study conducted for Top Parent (TP), a parent- and child-facing vernacular app for parental engagement and foundational learning for children. The study was conducted in partnership with Central Square Foundation and Saajha Foundation.
As India considers widespread interventions for digital education, infrastructure, and solutions, this paper
arrives at recommendations that can serve a valuable springboard for reviewing EdTech policy planning and
This report provides insights around nine key teaching-learning interactions that EdTech has impacted around the globe. The database powering this analysis is also available for free access. The analysis covers over 300 interesting innovations across 37 countries.
Affordable Private Schools
This report focuses on the challenges faced by private schools in India and the sectoral reforms needed to improve the learning outcomes of students attending private schools. It also aims to be a ready reckoner for stakeholders like policymakers, academicians, researchers, philanthropists and educationists.