ASER Pakistan

Report
ASER Pakistan
a citizens’ led initiative
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About the ASER Survey
The purpose of the ASER rapid assessment survey
and its planned annual rounds in rural areas is
twofold:
1.To get reliable estimates of the status of children’s
schooling and basic learning (reading and
arithmetic) up to grade II at the district level
2. To measure change in these basic learning and
school statistics over time- annually
ASER Pakistan – the Architecture
Village Level
20 Houses per Village
Master
Trainers
District
Coordinator
Provincial
Coordinators
ASER Associates
SAFED /ITA Team
Donors/
Development
Partners
Voluntary Surveyors (VSs)
(CBOs, NGOs, Colleges, Universities)
District Level
30 Villages per district
Provincial Level
Collaborating Partner Organizations
(Master Trainers MT) & Volunteers
2011=85 Districts
2012-2015 = All Pakistan
National
Level
Chief Collaborating Partners
(CCP)
External Collaborators
(ASER India, PCE, Experts/ Resource
Persons)
ASER PAKISTAN 2010-2015
•
Citizen led large scale
household survey (3-16)
national
•
Quality of education in rural and
some urban areas (5-16)
•
Seeks to provide evidence
learning and access gaps
•
Influence National & Provincial policy
and actions for RTE.
•
Provides information for tracking
trends and MDG/EFA Targets up to
2015
•
Influence Goal Setting for Post-2015
Agenda
•
ASER addresses double crisis:
learning levels of in-school children &
OOSC
on
The Information We Collect:
•Status
of Schooling
Demographics, Enrollment Status, Institution type etc.
•Learning
level
•Reading
- letters; word; para; story (Class 1&2)
Arithmetic- numbers (1-9;11-99); Subtraction 2 digits;
division 3 digits by 1 digit (Class1&2)
•School
Statistics
•Enrollment
•Attendance
( Teachers, Children)
•School Infrastructure ( facilities)
•Class Room Environment
•School Grants
Sample Size
•
Coverage
•145 Districts/ agencies across Pakistan
•Population
• 30 villages per District through PPS
• 20 Households ( Randomly Selected)
(30×20 =600 Households per District)
•
Schools
• 30 Govt. Schools per District
• 1 School per village
(If No Govt. School in the village then school in the
nearby village)
ASER 2013 OUTREACH:
ASER PAKISTAN 2013
145 Districts/ Territories
4350 Villages
87000 Households
250,000 Children
8500 Schools
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ASER Pakistan Assessment Tools-Grade II
What is the child learning? CHILD
ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Where is the child going? SCHOOL SURVEY
From where is the child coming?
HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
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Key Findings - ASER 2012
23% Children out of school aged 6-16 years old – 20% 6-10
63% Children out of school aged 3-5 years old
87% teachers attend schools - Sindh 83% (lowest)
82% students attend schools - Sindh 60% (lowest)
Almost 49% children in class 5 will graduate without class 2
level competencies in Urdu/Sindhi , English and Arithmetic
Girls access and learning is lower than boys
Missing facilities persist particularly in Primary schools:
Toilets ( 50%) , Drinking Water, (61%), Boundary Walls (62%)
Mothers who have completed at least primary (highly correlated
with children’s access and learning) is Low in Pakistan (22 %)
Key
Findings
–
Public
vs.
Private
Learning levels – Public vs. Private
Learning Levels are better in Private schools overall
52% children in government and 37% children in private schools
in class 5 cannot read class 2 Urdu/Sindhi/Pashto story.
57% of the children in Government schools and 36% of children
in private schools cannot read English sentences
More Private school students take paid tuition than
government students
6% Government against 25% Private enrolled children take Paid
tuition in Rural Areas
87% and 86% teachers in private and government schools
respectively were in attendance on the day of the survey
39% primary government schools and 16% private still do not
have useable water
• Village Baithak ( Community gatherings) review
Village
results for action
• District Seminar /launch based on ASER findings
• Civil society coalitions for Education Development
• Demand generation through advocacy and action posters
District
• District Report Cards
• Provincial Seminar/launch
• Departmental briefings based on ASER data
Provincial
/ State • Policy seminars/dialogues – thematic e.g. OOSC /Gender
• National Launch on ASER Findings
• Briefing to Research institution i.e. SDPI, Jinnah institute ,
National PEAS, etc. And many more ..
•Global
Education
Influencing
•Supported by regular media coverage both in Print
& TV
Communicating the ASER Findings
Communication
Channels Used
•Newspaper
•TV- campaigns
Social Media
•Face book
•Twitter
•Policy booklets
•Friends of ASER
Policy through UNSG Technical Advisory Group on
How can ASER inform the planning, drafting,
resourcing and implementation of 25 A?
 ASER can help assess education with respect to info.
on:
Access
Quality
Equity
Planning according to district based assessment –
generating District Report Cards (DRCs) linked to the
Roadmap to Reforms initiative of the Govt. of Punjab.
Use of ASER data and teams for advocacy on Right to
Education – focusing on gender & the excluded groups
Forming District RTE Vigilante Committees mobilizing
coalitions, teachers, youth, media and bar associations.
Supporters/Partners of ASER 2013
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For more information visit:
www.aserpakistan.org
Email: [email protected]

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