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The Right to Education Act : trends in enrollment, test scores, and school quality

Shah, Manisha, author

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Summary

  • The Right to Education Act in 2009 guaranteed access to free primary education for all children in India ages 6-14. This paper investigates whether national trends in educational data changed around the time of this law using household surveys and administrative data. We document four trends: (1) School-going increases after the passage of RTE, (2) Test scores decline dramatically after 2010, (3) School infrastructure appears to be improving both before and after RTE, and (4) The number of students who have to repeat a grade falls precipitously after RTE is enacted, in line with the official provisions of the law.

Notes

  • "February 2019"
  • Includes online appendix (8 pages).
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 9).
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