Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) released in Feb-2013

 Read Annual State of Education Report (ASER) 2013 

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) released in Feb-2013 shows encouraging results in the state of Tamil Nadu with respect to progress on basic infrastructure and school reenrollment rates, but there’s still a long way to go.  In order to get an objective assessment of the effectiveness of early education programs, volunteers sampled various house-holds.  Every child was asked to read a simple story in Tamil and also to do basic arithmetic such as two-digit subtractions.  The survey results were eye-opening – less than 20% per cent of children in class III were able to do simple math, while only 30% could read a simple paragraph.