Bridge pupils are excelling according to independent exam results.
In Kenya, pupils take the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), the 8th grade primary school exit exam. This provides an external measurement of pupils’ academic progress, and the opportunity to compare Bridge results with neighbouring schools.
What do results show?
Here are just a few examples:
- After two years studying at Bridge in Kenya, pupils passed the national exam at a 59% rate, 15 points above the public school pass rate. For those who’d studied at Bridge for at least 4 years, the pass rate was 74%.
- In Kenya in 2016, 56 different Bridge locations had a 100% pass rate on the national exam for all pupils attending at least two years.
Pupils need 200 marks to pass for admission into secondary school and in 2016 2,597 Bridge pupils scored above 200 marks, which was 84%. The national average pass rate is about 50%.
The longer pupils had been in a Bridge school, the better they performed in these Kenyan exams:
- An average of 292 marks for pupils at Bridge for at least five years with nearly 3/4 of them passing
- An average of 286 marks for pupils at Bridge for at least four years with nearly 3/4 of them passing
Bridge is committed to constantly tracking the progress of pupils and our academies.
To constantly understand how much our pupils are learning, we use the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA). These exams test reading and mathematics fluency and comprehension on both a concrete and conceptual level. These foundational skills are critical for the learning potential of every child.
- Independently administered exams show that for reading in early grades, the gains from attending Bridge are equivalent to 64 more days of learning in a single school year.
- Independently administered exams show that for mathematics, the gains from attending Bridge are equivalent to 26 more days of learning in a single school year.