Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is a not-for-profit organization that supports governments and organizations across Africa to accelerate children’s foundational skill learning using the evidence-based TaRL approach.
The problem: children are in school but not learning
Educational systems are not well prepared to meet the requirements of pupils who are the first in their family to attend school or who join the school system without having acquired early-learning skills in childhood. Children who miss learning milestones in the early grades often never catch-up, regardless of how many years they spend in school.
The solution: teach students at the right level
At the classroom level, TaRL is a teaching approach that assesses children using a simple testing tool and then groups them according to their learning level rather than their age or grade. For a period of the day, children in middle-upper primary focus on foundational skills using an accelerated learning methodology. They are then regularly assessed rather than relying only on end-of-year examinations.
At the system levels, the TaRL approach works with education policymakers to reorient the system toward effective learning.