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Project Evaluation

Since there is no direct focus on examinations, and since we cater to a very large population (10,000 students) on a one or two time per year basis, it is difficult to devise an evaluation process for the benefit rendered by the MSL (Mobile Science Lab). The method we have used since 1996-97 is what we call "pre-test and post-test evaluations". Each year, we randomly choose a few schools at which we give a short objective pre-test on the material to be covered during the experiments of the day. Much of this material is already covered in the school syllabus. At the end of the day, we give them another, almost identical, post-test. The average for the class is calculated for each of the tests and the difference as a percentage is taken as an indicator of the effectiveness of the program. Below is a tabular representation of the results for the last several years.

Note:
1)The most recent data has not yet been posted. 2) The overall improvement in student comprehension was 32% in the 1996-97 academic school year, 35% in 1997-98, 33% in 1998-99, 45% in 1999-2000, and 28% in year 2000-01. The combined mean for the available data is 35% and the median is 29%.

Date (d/m/y) School visited at Pre-test Post-test % change Annual average Cumulative average
19/11/96 Wadki 36 48 33
> 02/12/96 Takalkarwadi 44 55 25
03/12/96 Donde 51 58 14
04/12/96 Khalad 37 42 14
09/12/96 Pimple 4556 24
11/12/96 Sakurde 4848 0
13/12/96 Daundaj 3747 27
02/01/97 Valhekarwadi 5064 28
03/01/97 Khadakwadi 4458 32
08/01/97 Karanjavane 4358 35
28/01/97 Omerga 2544 76
07/02/97 Lavale 3560 71 31.59
21/07/97 Wadki 2336 57
07/07/97 Khadakwadi 3440 18
09/07/97 Kharpudi 3943 10
24/07/97 Jejuri 2338 65
29/07/97 Jeur 2832 14
11/12/97 Nere 4068 70
12/12/97 Kivale 5364 21
22/01/98 Alandi-Mhatoba 5068 36
27/01/98 Gulani 4258 38
04/02/98 Bherdapur 4975 53
12/02/98 Kashig 5669 23
18/02/98 Mandhardeo 4963 29
27/02/98 Shivne 5665 16 34.59
04/08/98 Patas 3343 30
06/08/98 Kharpudi 4045 13
12/08/98 Koyali 3651 42
27/08/98 Ralegaon Therpal 3447 38
09/09/98 Urawade 3341 24
22/01/99 Nighoj 4265 55
29/01/99 Anjanavale 4357 33 33.47
17/08/99 Uralgaon 4954 10
18/08/99 Kesnand 4052 30
19/08/99 Uttamnagar 3856 47
25/08/99 Harni 4356 30
31/08/99 Khechare 3846 21
01/09/99 Shive 4559 31
01/02/00 Boriendi 3365 97
09/02/00 Karegaon 4457 30
21/02/00 Kivale 3165 110 45.13
28/08/00 Mhalunge-Ingle 4253 26
05/09/00 Domri 4656 22
06/09/00 Pimpalwandi 3545 29
13/09/00 Baburdi 4960 22
14/09/00 Jalgaon, (Baramati) 5255 6
02/01/01 Tinhewadi 3746 24
03/01/01 Chandus 3850 32
04/01/01 Kurangwadi 3053 77
07/02/01 Amble 5160 18 28.33 34.62