Publisher(s): ASER Centre
Pages: x, 319 p.
The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey is the largest citizen-led, annual household survey in education in India. Surveyors record whether sampled children aged 3 to 16 years are enrolled in school. They also assess children aged 5 to 16 years orally in basic reading and arithmetic. ASER collects data for a representative sample of children from every state and almost every rural district in India. On average, ASER reaches over 560 districts each year, surveying an average of 650,000 children in more than 16,000 villages across the country (30 randomly sampled villages are surveyed per district) to generate estimates of learning outcomes at the district, state and national levels. A unique feature of ASER is that in each district, a local institution/organisation conducts the survey. Every year, close to 25,000 volunteers from over 500 organisations participate in conducting the ASER survey, making it one of the largest participatory exercises in the country. By participating in ASER in their district, people contribute to a massive and important national effort. ASER was launched in 2005 and has been done every year since then. 2014 is the tenth year of ASER.