New Delhi, September 8
Tamil Nadu has the highest number of students lacking basic numeracy skills followed by Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Gujarat, according to a study by the NCERT.
At least 37 per cent students of class 3 are in the category that says “learners have limited knowledge and skills and they can partially complete basic grade-level tasks”, it said.
On the other side of the spectrum are the children from states like West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar who either have sufficient knowledge and skill, or have developed superior knowledge and skill and can complete complex grade-level tasks.
This was revealed in the national report on benchmarking for ‘Oral reading fluency with reading comprehension and numeracy, 2022’ conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).