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Learning Outcomes in Elementary Education in Rural India: An Inter-state Comparison.

Kundu, AMIT and BISWAS, PUJA (2017): Learning Outcomes in Elementary Education in Rural India: An Inter-state Comparison. Published in: Journal of Rural Development , Vol. 38, No. March,2019 (7 April 2019): pp. 30-54.

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Abstract

An investigation is done on learning outcomes among children of different states of India at elementary level. Here 24 major states of India are considered. The exercise is done on the basis of different ASER report from 2010 onwards whose informationis rural specific.Learning outcome index of the students of each state are here calculated both at standard III and standard V level. It is observed that in most of the states, the learning achievement of the children at elementary level is deteriorating but not rapidly. It has also come out that higher literacy among parents;availability of some school related factors like Mid-day Meal, proper drinking water,sanitation and playground facilitycan play a positive role to improve the learning achievement of the rural Indian children at elementary level

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