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ASER Report 2019: Learning level of kids grim in Lucknow, Varanasi

In this report, focus was on the early years, reporting on the schooling status as well as on a range of important developmental indicators for young children in 4-8 age group. Read on to know more...
The survey covered a total of 1,514 villages, 30,425 households and 36,930 children in the age group of 4-8 years.(HT file)
The survey covered a total of 1,514 villages, 30,425 households and 36,930 children in the age group of 4-8 years.(HT file)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 08:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chahuan

ASER report 2019: More girls in govt schools, boys in private schools

Enrolment patterns of school children have been brought to light in the fourteenth Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2019) released on Tuesday. Read on to know more...
More girls are enrolled in government pre-schools and schools and more boys are enrolled in private LKG/UKG and private schools.(HT file)
More girls are enrolled in government pre-schools and schools and more boys are enrolled in private LKG/UKG and private schools.(HT file)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 08:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

ASER report points to huge age-variation, weak emotional skills in early schooling in Nalanda

The survey was carried out in 60 villages of Nalanda district of Bihar involving 1202 households and 1665 children in the age-group of 0-8. Read on to know more...
The report highlights huge age-variation among children enrolled with pre-primary centres, including anganwadis and private schools.(HT file)
The report highlights huge age-variation among children enrolled with pre-primary centres, including anganwadis and private schools.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 06:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar

More girls in age group of 4-8 years enrolled in govt schools, boys go to private schools, says ASER report

The ASER for 2019 is based on a survey conducted in 26 districts across 24 states in India, covering over 36,000 children in the age group of 4-8 years.
Among 4-5 year old children, 56.8 per cent girls and 50.4 per cent boys are enrolled in government schools.(HT File Photo)
Among 4-5 year old children, 56.8 per cent girls and 50.4 per cent boys are enrolled in government schools.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Entrepreneurs line up to experiment as the ed-tech sector gains popularity across India

The poor standard of school education, with a scarcity of good teachers, also makes a case for online resources. The Annual Status of Education report for 2018 found that three out of five eighth-graders in India struggle with simple math, such as subtraction.
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Updated on Jan 16, 2020 04:30 PM IST
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Odisha to double class time in English, maths and science

Odisha school and mass education minister Samir Das said reviews of exam results over the past years have shown that most students who had failed or scored poorly, had done so in these three subjects.
The Education department has sent a directive to the heads of all schools to prepare a routine accordingly.(HT File Photo)
The Education department has sent a directive to the heads of all schools to prepare a routine accordingly.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 05:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Our students are not learning. But are our teachers teaching?

The good news is that most children are now enrolled in schools. The question is: why are our students not learning sufficiently? We must ask whether the teacher is teaching, and how well is she or he teaching? Our pedagogical practices require serious reassessment
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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By Shamika Ravi and Neelanjana Gupta

To improve learning levels, stop labelling schools

We need to hold every school accountable for minimum benchmarks of learning. The first step to achieve this is to measure the performance of schools against benchmarks regularly.
We must create a system of recognition that attaches the highest importance to learning outcomes.(Hindustan Times)
We must create a system of recognition that attaches the highest importance to learning outcomes.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 09:23 AM IST
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By Ritika Shah

The education system, as it stands today, doesn’t make the grade

Whether to participate in PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) or not is the least of India’s problems. India’s young need to move beyond basics.
Our current school curriculum is purely academic in nature and assumes that all those who complete the compulsory stage of elementary education will continue on to secondary and then to higher education.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Our current school curriculum is purely academic in nature and assumes that all those who complete the compulsory stage of elementary education will continue on to secondary and then to higher education.(Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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By Rukmini Banerji

India’s school textbook content needs a rethink

There is a strong need to create processes and capacities to develop curriculum material in local languages.
The 2018 report shows that students, especially those in elementary school (Classes I-VIII), are not learning enough. To cite one metric, only half (50.3%) of all students in Class V can read texts meant for Class II students.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The 2018 report shows that students, especially those in elementary school (Classes I-VIII), are not learning enough. To cite one metric, only half (50.3%) of all students in Class V can read texts meant for Class II students.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta

Use data-based solutions to improve learning levels

Robust data can help states identify the gaps that need to be addressed and customise the solutions accordingly.
International research and pedagogical experts have pointed out that to ensure that every child is able to read with meaning by the age of eight is one of the most critical education challenges of our times.(Hindustan Times)
International research and pedagogical experts have pointed out that to ensure that every child is able to read with meaning by the age of eight is one of the most critical education challenges of our times.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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By Ashish Dhawan

Look beyond classrooms to improve learning levels in State schools

For the first time, the ASER report has captured the state of sports and physical education structure in India’s rural schools. It is important to start talking about this data set because the links between physical activity and education is well established
In the case of sports equipment available inside schools, nationally, almost two thirds of the schools visited seemed to fulfil this objective of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to Class 12, which was announced in the last Union budget.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
In the case of sports equipment available inside schools, nationally, almost two thirds of the schools visited seemed to fulfil this objective of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to Class 12, which was announced in the last Union budget.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta

Schools need to become more receptive to girls

There has to be a proper mechanism to identify girls at risk of dropping out of school.
Girl students protesting against a lack of infrastructure at village Gothra, Rewari.(HT File Photo)
Girl students protesting against a lack of infrastructure at village Gothra, Rewari.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 12:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

ASER 2018: In UP, 50% students still go to pvt schools

Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday.
Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Nearly 50% children (aged 6-14 years) in UP are enrolled in private schools whereas Pan India only 31% students go to private institutions, according to 13th Annual Status of Education Report (Rural)-2018 released on Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick

Majority of rural childern in Haryana still prefer private schools

According to the 2018 annual status of education report (AESR) for rural areas, 55.3% of the children living in rural Haryana were found to be going to private schools in 2018 as compared to 55.8% in 2016.
The ASER survey said about 58% students from Classes 3 to 5 were able to read the Class 2-level text.(HT Fiel /Representative Photo)
The ASER survey said about 58% students from Classes 3 to 5 were able to read the Class 2-level text.(HT Fiel /Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 03:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Evidence-based policies are a must for improving learning levels in schools

Immediate planning is needed for how evidence can guide policy making and practice for making “every child in school and learning well” a reality.
Over 237 government teacher training colleges and close to 200 colleges and universities have participated in conducting this year’s ASER survey.(File Photo)
Over 237 government teacher training colleges and close to 200 colleges and universities have participated in conducting this year’s ASER survey.(File Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 07:47 AM IST
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