Assessing Youth Education in Rural India
March 13, 2018 | Grantee Publications | Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries
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The Annual Status of Education Report by Pratham assesses the preparedness of youth ages 14-18 in rural India to lead productive adult lives by evaluating their educational abilities beyond foundational reading and arithmetic. The report, which spans 26 rural districts across 24 states, finds that 25 percent of these youth cannot read basic text fluently in their own language and 57 percent struggle with basic division. It also finds that the school enrollment gap between males and females increases with age. While there is little difference between boys' and girls' enrollment at age 14, by 18, 32 percent of females are not enrolled in school versus 28 percent of males.

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