How is ASER 2017 different from earlier ASER surveys? A Photo Essay

Because the target age group for Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) comprises children in the elementary school age group, ASER normally collects information only about sampled children’s school enrollment and basic learning abilities.

The 12th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2017: Beyond Basics)

ASER 2017: ‘Beyond Basics’ was released in New Delhi on 16th January 2018. This is the twelfth annual report. Every year since 2005, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has reported on children’s schooling status and their ability to do basic reading and arithmetic tasks.

A Year in Review: Ensuring quality data across the PAL Network

The citizen-led assessment model was born in India in 2005 when India’s largest NGO – Pratham, designed an innovative new approach to assess the basic reading and numeracy competencies of all children, regardless of their schooling status.

Measuring Functional Literacy and Numeracy for Lifelong Learning

750 million adults – including 102 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 – cannot even read or write a simple sentence, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. This is one of our most widely cited figures, reported in just about every report and index related to sustainable development.

MIA Educational Interventions

The Medición Independiente de Aprendizajes (MIA) (Independent Assessment of Learning) Project is part of the PAL Network, conducting citizen-led assessments in Mexico.

Through Bharti’s eyes: learning to fly

Meet Bharti. Bharti is 11 years old and she loves to play with her friends. Her best friends are Neha and Pratima. Bharti and her friends are in Grade 5. They go to school in a village in the Kuldabad region of Maharashtra, India.

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL)

From 14th to 18th November, 20 participants from 12 countries convened at Pratham’s PACE Centre in Aurangabad, India for a week-long workshop that focused on Pratham’s ‘Teaching at the Right Level’ (TaRL) model.

Glimpses of ASER 2017 in the northeast

In a crowded classroom in Kohima, Nagaland, close to 70 young people are listening intently as ASER Centre trainers walk them through the 2017 ‘Beyond Basics’ procedures. About 20 are PhD scholars and the rest are Masters level students in the Department of Education, Nagaland University.

Beyond Basics in Haryana

After years of work, ASER Beyond Basics is now live. The tools are finalized, the partnerships settled, and the survey booklets printed. The ASER Centre office in Delhi is nearly empty.

Commissioner Baela Raza Jamil: “A call to action I cannot refuse”

Serving as a Commissioner on the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity is a privilege. In the short time since the Commission launched in 2015, we have created the Learning Generation vision – an achievable plan to ensure that all children are in school and learning within a generation.