Nisha draws on the blackboard with chalk made on the wall for childern to practice their drawing and writing skills at a government run primary and upper school in Baladehra, district Alwar in Rajastan. State Government and UNICEF started a pilot project in 60 schools in Alwar and Jaipur. These pilot schools were trained in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) – a teaching and assessment approach to make the classroom-learning environment more child-friendly and accountable to students and parents. Too many children in India attend school, but have not actually learned enough. A study found that more than 50% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 could not read text meant for a 5 year old. Some children drop out of school because the quality of their education is so poor. UNICEF is working with the State Government of Rajasthan to expand the model pilot from an initial 60 CCE schools, to 3000 schools in 2012/13, and 5000 schools in 2013/14. UNICEF/2013/Manpreet Romana

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