This report is the result of a truly cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaboration between Indian and UK institutions and stems from a strategic partnership that the British Council has with the NGO Pratham. Colleagues from the Pratham-ASER Centre worked in tandem with the English and Exams research teams in India and the UK. This report was launched in November 2013 as part of the British Council's UK-South Asia Season 2013.
While this report is primarily for those involved in the framing and implementation of English language policy in education systems in India, it has wider implications for countries with a similarly wide cache of multicultural and heteroglossic capital. The report is also meant to be a useful tool for the wider community of scholarship on English language teaching, assessment and evaluation and for institutions and individuals involved in measuring or seeking measurable outcomes from educational interventions.