{PDF}EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India,2021

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EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India:- The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) released the report on the State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in India. The report prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness highlights the importance of early education years in the overall development of a child. It further highlights the role of well-planned early interventions like the National Education Policy (2020) and the NIPUN Bharat guidelines, leading to long-term improved learning outcomes.

EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India

বাংলার মুকুটে ফের নতুন পালক। প্রাথমিক শিক্ষায় দেশের মধ্যে শীর্ষে বাংলাই। আর এই তকমা দিয়েছে খোদ প্রধানমন্ত্রীর ইকোনমিক অ্যাডভাইসরি কাউন্সিলের রিপোর্ট। রিপোর্টে বলা হয়েছে, জাতীয় র‍্যাঙ্কিং-এ ফাউন্ডেশনাল লিটারেসি ও নিউমেরেসি সূচকে বাংলা প্রথম স্থান রয়েছে। খবর পাওয়ার পর স্বভাবতই আবেগে ভাসলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। এই সাফল্যের জন্য শিক্ষক, অভিভাবক ও শিক্ষা দপ্তরকে টুইট করে অভিনন্দন জানিয়েছেন তিনি।

প্রাথমিক শিক্ষায় শীর্ষে বাংলা, শিক্ষক-অভিভাবকদের অভিনন্দন মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর

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EAC_report_on_State_of_Foundational_Literacy_and_Numeracy_PDF

The Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy is the first step in this direction, establishing an understanding of the overall state of Foundational Learning across children aged below ten years in Indian States and Union territories. The Index includes five pillars comprising of 41 indicators. The five pillars are : Educational Infrastructure, Access to Education, Basic Health, Leaning Outcomes and Governance. India is committed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Zero Hunger, Good health and Well being and Access to Education are the significant goals that have been mapped with the Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy.

Given the distinct levels of development of States across India and their varying child population size, States were categorized into different tiers to help bring forth better analysis. Various states across India have been classified based on their child population, i.e., those aged ten years and below.

Category Wise Ranking – Index on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy

Large StatesScoreRank
West Bengal58.951
Tamil Nadu55.492
Maharashtra53.113
Karnataka50.164
Gujarat49.845
Rajasthan47.026
Madhya Pradesh38.697
Uttar Pradesh38.468
Bihar36.819
EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India
Small StatesScoreRank
Kerala67.951
Himachal Pradesh57.362
Punjab56.193
Uttarakhand55.604
Haryana52.595
Goa51.416
Chhattisgarh50.477
Andhra Pradesh49.858
Telangana46.029
Odisha45.5810
Jharkhand45,2811
EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India
Union TerritoriesScoreRank
Lakshadweep52.691
Delhi50.742
Puducherry50.083
Chandigarh49.894
Jammu and Kashmir49.165
Andaman and Nicobar Island47.046
Dadar and Nagar Havelli46.837
Daman and Dui43.308
Ladakh35.219
EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India
North-Eastern StatesScoreRank
Mizoram51.641
Sikkim51.142
Manipur50.953
Assam46.554
Nagaland42.475
Meghalaya41.376
Tripura37.187
Arunachal Pradesh36.888
EAC report on State of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy PDF in India

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The NIPUN Bharat guidelines talk of nine key skills to be focused on for Foundational Literac

  • Oral Language Development
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Decoding
  • Concept About Print
  • Writing
  • Culture of Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Reading Fluency

Research indicates that an essential speed or fluency is an essential prerequisite for reading comprehension. However, one must remember that fluency is necessary but not sufficient to achieve the larger goal of comprehension.

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