Qualitative Elementary Education: In the Context of MLL
Qualitative Elementary Education:
In the Context of MLL
Mr. Dori Lal Chaudhary
Faculty of Education,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
Minimum Level of Learning (MLL)
• MLL's for primary level of education, applicable both
in formal and non formal system of education.
• MLL's on three subjects namely, Language(mother
tongue), mathematics and environmental studies
(science and social science).
• MLL's for all the five classes of primary stage in
order to ensure proper progression of competencies.
• Learning competencies expected to be mastered by
every child by the end of a particular class or stage of
Skills development in MLL
• Reading & Writing
• Fundamental Operation of Mathematics
• Communication Skill
• Life related Basic skills; Decision making, Problem
solving, Discrimination power, Independent
• Attitude & Evaluation Skill for qualitative
improvement of self and community life.
Features of MLL :
80% or more students mastering 80% or more of the
prescribed learning level. The goals may vary depending
on the initial conditions of schools in different regions
to start with. Later on by improving the inputs to the
system all the schools should be brought to same level of
achievement. This should result in reducing disparities
and equalizing standards over entire country over
shortest period of time.
Most of the states follow a no-detention or automatic
promotion policy at the primary level. The MLL do not
oppose to the idea in principle but this should not mean
omission of an evaluation system. MLL defines clear cut
goals in terms of learning abilities which should be
mastered by all in each class. Achievement of these
learning skills should be the criterion of evaluation.
Features of MLL
MLL strongly recommends inclusion of subjects such as
physical education, work experience, arts and crafts, music etc
in the basic curriculum.