The reports show some very clear trends as you will see below.
The more prosperous states do well overall, with education improving and % of girl children in schools increasing as well. Focused literacy and education programs are starting to bear fruit. Punjab is an example. Eastern states are starting to do well, and a solid performer has been Himachal Pradesh.
Many states have produced variable results. Year 2009 seems to have been one of fluctuating fortunes as well. The states which are usually oppressive towards girl children (Rajasthan, or western Uttar Pradesh) do poorly even in this survey, naturally. Haryana however, is starting to show improvement.
Very surprisingly Tamil Nadu is one of the worst laggards in providing education (of relevance or impact) in rural areas. The impact of whatever education is getting provided in the state is clearly minimal. This is surprising because there has been no political turmoil of significance, no startling violence or impact of terrorism.
|% of 11-14 year old girls who are not in school||Rajasthan||10-15%|
|attendance % for enrolled children attending primary school||Uttar Pradesh, Bihar||50-60%|
|% of children in Std III who can read Std I text||Tamil Nadu||<30%|
|% of children in Std V who can read Std II text||Tamil Nadu||30-40%|
|% of 11-14 year old girls who are not in school||Punjab, Haryana||0-3%|
|attendance % for enrolled children attending primary school||Himachal Pradesh||>90%|
|% of children in Std III who can read Std I text||Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram||<30%|