Identify academically weaker students and support them


In July 2016, Delhi Government conducted reading assessment of all students studying in VI-VIII standard. On finding out that 74% students of Class VI could not read an advanced Hindi story, the government launched ‘Each Child Can Read’ Campaign as a result of which 97,000 more students could read advanced Hindi text by November 2016. The government has announced continuing with this program. 1 2

Thereafter, an impact evaluation was conducted by District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) on sample basis report of which was released by Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), the independent statutory monitoring authority of implementation of right to education in December 2017. The report observes that there has been a 20% increase in primary grade students who could solve division. 25% increase was noticed for students of class 6-9th. These are substantial gains considering nearly 72% of grade V children and 56% grade VIII children in India cannot even solve division. The report also highlights substantial gains in reading proficiency of students. There has been a 12% increase in primary grade students who can read a story in Hindi and 15% increase in students of class 6-9th who can read an advanced level of story in Hindi.

In the light of continued support since 2016 and independent evaluation ascertaining considerable progress, the performance of the government has been classified as “Fulfilled”

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