TARGETplus Mocks were first implemented for students of City Montessori School as online mocks at the end of December, 2004. They have been refined and improved since then. In November 2005, Dr Gandhi decided to do a research study of the Mocks in a new version. In this study, TARGETplus was given to roughly half the students in all decile groups (treatment group), and the other half in the same decile groups did not participate in TARGETplus (control group). The Board results in the Boards 2016 were then compared for all students in the treatment and control groups. These results can be viewed here.
Dr. Sunita Gandhi, PhD Cambridge University, UK, concetualized and developed TARGETplus based on her experience of going from being a ‘below average’ student in her school years, to qualifying for the toughest scholarships at Cambridge University: Trinity College Scholarship, The Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship, The Overseas Student Award. She has developed this pedagogy through research and pilots over the last 17 years. She has fine-tuned the assessment, reports and interventions through rigorous work and research in over 3 counties: Iceland, United Kingdom and India.
She believes: “We must have our ‘hunches’ but we must not prescribe to them till we have our ‘evidence’.” Besides creating her own evidence, her work is consistent with worldwide research and evidence as per John Hattie’s world’s largest meta analysis of educational research.
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