Our Partner

GLEN World is a 501(c)(3) organization on a mission to scale English literacy so that every child has access to the educational and economic opportunities it unlocks. They work with English learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to help provide a more equitable learning environment. Founded in November 2012 by a group of faculty members and alumni at UC Santa Barbara, GLEN World works in collaboration with UCSB and Carnegie Mellon faculty to create meaningful language acquisition education for students who may not be literate themselves.

Background

The Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP) is a common assessment to gauge the readiness for students to enter kindergarten. Early proficiency in English establishes the foundation for success across all subjects and fields, so for English Language Learners (ELLs), it is especially imperative for them to be able to meet and excel at English readiness. Our project integrates into the existing GLEN Learn platform in order to better prepare and assess the English skills of young students.

Demos

KSEP Platform

Using some assets and structures from the existing GLEN Learn codebase, we built out our KSEP assessment platform with greater code reusability in mind so as to best integrate into -- and improve -- the work of GLEN Learn.

KSEP Dashboard

Equally important as the ability to educate students is the ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of students and for teachers/parents to iterate accordingly. Our platform provides easily digestible statistics and visualizations so that teachers can see progress over a range of dates and question types for their students at the classroom or individual level. Using this information, teachers can edit the number of questions per category so as to target the highest needs categories.

KSEP Additional Features

Beyond the scope of creating a KSEP assessment platform, we made sure to create reusable frameworks that would be useful to GLEN World beyond our project itself. We focused on creating better layouts, audio prompt generations, and dynamic generation of our numbers questions.

Meet The Team

Tiffany Duong Tiffany Duong Product Manager
Yousef Ahmed Yousef Ahmed Tech Lead
Zayyan Faizal Zayyan Faizal Product Designer
Arman Rafati Arman Rafati Software Developer
Ashwin Saxena Ashwin Saxena Software Developer
Danielle Yang Danielle Yang Software Developer
Eugenia Chen Eugenia Chen Software Developer
Jeffrey Tang Jeffrey Tang Software Developer