Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2023: Beyond Basics
Today marks the release of the much-anticipated Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2023, Beyond Basics. ASER, a comprehensive citizen-led household survey, offers a valuable snapshot of the current state of children’s schooling and learning in rural India. The latest report zeroes in on 14-18 year-olds in rural areas, shedding light on their activities, proficiency in reading and math, and providing a detailed examination of their access to digital devices along with the corresponding skill levels. This report promises crucial insights into the educational landscape and the evolving needs of India’s young people.
The 2023 survey was conducted in 28 districts across 26 states, reaching a total of 34,745 youth in the age group 14-18 years. One rural district has been surveyed in each major state, with the exception of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, where two rural districts have been surveyed.