Covid: Survey of 38 lakh students of 1.23 lakh schools to fi…



Digital Desk, New Delhi. An assessment of 38 lakh students will be done at the national level to know what kind of barriers there were in teaching during the COVID pandemic. The education ministry will conduct a survey of 1.23 lakh schools and 38 lakh students across the country. This survey is being conducted with the help of CBSE and NCERT. This next round of National Achievement Survey will be conducted across the country on 12th November, 2021. This will help in assessing learning barriers and new learning during the COVID pandemic and taking corrective measures.

The Government of India is implementing a rolling (rolling) program of sample based National Achievement Survey (NAS) for the purpose of assessment for classes 3, 5, 8 and 10 with a cycle duration of three years. According to the Ministry of Education, the work of equipment development, examination, finalization of examination items, sampling of schools, etc. has been done by NCERT. However, the actual arrangement of examination in the sampled schools will be done by CBSE in collaboration with the respective States and Union Territories. The Education Ministry said that in NAS 2021, all schools across the country i.e. government schools (central government and state government), government-aided schools and private schools will be included. It is expected that around 1.23 lakh schools and 38 lakh students in 733 districts across 36 states and union territories will attend NAS 2021.

The NAS will be conducted in Language, Mathematics and EVS for Classes 3 and 5 in Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for Class 8 and Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and English for Class 10. The examination covers Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Garo, Khasi, Konkani, Nepali, Bhutia and Lepcha. Will be conducted in 22 mediums. To conduct this survey in a smooth and fair manner, 1,82,488 Field Investigators, 1,23,729 Supervisors, 733 District Level Coordinators and District Nodal Officers besides 36 State Nodal Officers have been appointed in each State and UT. In addition, 1500 Board representatives have been appointed in the districts to monitor the overall functioning of the survey and ensure fair conduct of the survey. All personnel have been given extensive training regarding their roles and responsibilities.

A National Steering Committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of the CBSE Chairman to conduct this NAS. A portal has been launched to enable coordination with various key functionaries for smooth conduct of NAS 2021. State and district report cards for both primary and secondary levels for NAS 2021 will be issued and will be placed in the public domain. The last National Achievement Survey was conducted on November 13, 2017 to assess the abilities developed in children at the level of classes 3, 5 and 8.

(IANS)



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