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Other documents - ASER 2013

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     ASER 2013 - National Findings (ppt)

     ASER 2013 data

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     ASER 2013 news coverage

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Videos - ASER 2013

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Watch : Annual Status of Education Report 2013 - National Findings ( ~ 8 m)

ASER 2013 National Findings

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Watch : Spirit of ASER - National Workshop 2013 ( ~ 8 m)

Spirit of ASER : ASER 2013 National Workshop

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ASER 2012 RELEASED!

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ASER 2012- Main Findings [Short Film].mp4 (~ 6 minutes)

                                                                           

Watch a short film on the main findings of ASER 2012: 

The Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) for 2012 was released on 17 January, 2013 by Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Honourable Minister for Human Resource Development. 

The release function took place at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teenmurti Bhavan, New Delhi. Speakers on the occasion were Dr. Madhav Chavan, CEO, Pratham; Prof. Abhijit Banerjee of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL); and Prof. Lant Pritchett, member of the ASER Centre Advisory Group and faculty member at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Read more:

ASER 2012 press release  (English / Hindi)   |  ASER 2012 report
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ASER SURVEY 2013

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ASER 2013: AN OVERVIEW

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ASER's ninth national release is scheduled for January 15, 2014. Here is an overview of the process.

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Good luck!  Every year ASER is conducted by more than 25,000 volunteers across the country. Dr Madhav Chavan, CEO Pratham, and Dr Rukmini Banerji, Director ASER Centre, had brief messages for them. 

          Watch Dr Chavan and Dr Banerji on YouTube

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National Workshop.  Every year, ASER kicks off with the National Workshop where the entire ASER team gets together to review and practice all tools and procedures as well as plan the ASER calendar and logistics for each state. This year the National Workshop brought together over 120 people at Parivartan Parisar in Siwan, Bihar, from August 1-5.  

          See a photo essay about the workshop here

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Coverage.  ASER 2013 aims to reach 562 rural districts across 29 Indian states and union territories. In each district, 30 villages have been selected from the Census 2001 village directory using the Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) methodology. In each village, 20 households are randomly selected.

           Keep track of the survey's progress here

          Read more about sampling in ASER here

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Survey content.  This year, as every year, schooling information will be recorded for all children in the age group 3-16 who are resident in sampled households. Children aged 5-16 will be tested in basic reading and basic arithmetic, and some information about the household will be collected. In each sampled village, the largest government school with primary classes will be visited and information about infrastructure, enrolment, and attendance will be collected. 

          Download  the ASER 2013 instruction manual in English / Hindi 

          View/download ASER reading and math testing tools here

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Partners.  This year, like every year, about 500 institutions and organizations will partner with ASER to conduct the survey in their own districts. A special feature this year is the participation of 175 DIETs in 8 states.

          See a list of participating DIETs here

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ASER 2013 stories.  From village volunteers to visitors from other countries, anyone who has ever done ASER returns with new insights about the communities they visited and the power of the ASER process to engage all sorts of people in thinking about learning. As ASER 2013 rolls out, people across the country share stories of people and places, experiences and responses.  

          Read ASER 2013 stories on the ASER Centre blog

          See the best photos from every state of ASER 2013 in the field on Flickr 

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The ASER pledge.  This year, people all across the country took a solemn pledge to conduct ASER with sincerity and honesty. The pledge was translated into all major Indian languages and was an important part of every ASER training workshop. 

          Watch members of the ASER team take the pledge here

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ASER 2013 complete in 27 states : what happens next?

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With fieldwork coming to a close across the country on December 15, 2013, ASER associates now get busy with the next critical process of the survey : ASER Centre Inter State Recheck. The quality-control framework (monitoring and recheck) of ASER survey follows multi-layered channels, beginning right from the time of state-level training. Each volunteer’s performance during training is evaluated, pilot field visits are closely watched, call centre feedback reports on the survey are analysed and survey sheets are inspected for identifying villages for recheck.

As soon as all 30 villages in a district are surveyed, a minimum of 8 -10 villages are rechecked in that district, and in cases where information has been found to be falsified or incomplete, the village is resurveyed. In addition, state associates also swap states to conduct a recheck. In 2012, about 50 per cent of all surveyed villages were either monitored or rechecked.

Data begins to pour in by mid-December, and the ASER New Delhi office is a hive of activity with putting the report together over the next few weeks. The ASER team works tirelessly to compile the report in the run up to the national release on January 15, 2014 in New Delhi. The 9th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2013) will be released by Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission.

Here are some figures from the 2013 survey:

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No: of districts surveyed in 2013 : 558 

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No: of districts rechecked by master trainers : 478

No: of villages rechecked through ASER Centre Inter State Recheck : 420 and counting

Save the date!

Next : ASER 2013 overview

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The ASER 2013 was released on January 15, 2014 by Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission at India International Centre, New Delhi. Watch the webcast of the ASER 2013 National Report release function.
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ASER 2013 National press release (English / Hindi)                                                                                                                                             

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ASER 2013 complete in 27 states : what happens next?

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With fieldwork coming to a close across the country on December 15, 2013, ASER associates now get busy with the next critical process of the survey : ASER Centre Inter State Recheck. The quality-control framework (monitoring and recheck) of ASER survey follows multi-layered channels, beginning right from the time of state-level training. Each volunteer’s performance during training is evaluated, pilot field visits are closely watched, call centre feedback reports on the survey are analysed and survey sheets are inspected for identifying villages for recheck.

As soon as all 30 villages in a district are surveyed, a minimum of 8 -10 villages are rechecked in that district, and in cases where information has been found to be falsified or incomplete, the village is resurveyed. In addition, state associates also swap states to conduct a recheck. In 2012, about 50 per cent of all surveyed villages were either monitored or rechecked.

Data begins to pour in by mid-December, and the ASER New Delhi office is a hive of activity with putting the report together over the next few weeks. The ASER team works tirelessly to compile the report in the run up to the national release on January 15, 2014 in New Delhi.The 9thAnnual Status of Education Report (ASER 2013) will be released by Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission.

Here are some figures from the 2013 survey:

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No: of districts surveyed in 2013 : 558 

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No: of districts rechecked by master trainers : 478

No: of villages rechecked through ASER Centre Inter State Recheck : 420 and counting

Save the date!

Next : ASER 2013 overview