Publications Related to "Benjamin Piper"


Mathematics from the beginning

Given the dearth of research on early numeracy interventions in low- and middle-income countries, this paper presents the instructional methodology and impact results of the Tayari program. Tayari is a preprimary intervention in Kenya (2014–2019...


Cross-language transfer of reading skills

The linguistic interdependence hypothesis (Cummins, 1979, 2000) states that children’s second-language (L2) proficiency is, to some extent, a function of their first-language (L1) competence. Previous studies have examined this hypothesis with...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Effectiveness of teachers' guides in the Global South

This report presents the results of RTI International Education’s study on teachers' guides across 13 countries and 19 projects. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, we examine how teachers’ guides across the projects differ and find...


Parents, quality, and school choice

Low-cost private schools (LCPS) are widespread in Kenya, particularly in urban areas. This study examines the reasons that parents send children to fee-charging schools in a context of free public primary education. Drawing on parent survey and...


Is summer loss universal?

Summer learning loss – decreased academic performance following an extended school break, typically during the period after one grade ends and before another grade starts—is a well-documented phenomenon in North America, but poorly described in...