The annual status of education report (ASER) 2022 conducted a study to understand the true state of rural education in Karnataka.
Story so far: The details of the study indicated that despite schools working on recovery modules for students post-covid, the learning levels of children are still low.
- The percentage of children who can read class 2 level textbooks from grade 3 has dropped from 19% to 9% in the span of 5 years.
- In math, the number of students who can properly divide has fallen a substantial amount in the same time period. These low performances in simple math and reading are present throughout grades.
Some positive news: While overall learning levels are low, average teacher attendance has increased. Moreover, the learning recovery program has had its impact on improving the results post-covid, and the Karnataka learning department hopes that it will continue to help.