More than 38,000 students from 1.23 million schools in 733 districts of the country will take part in the National Achievement Review (NAS) on Friday, officials from the Ministry of Education (MoE) said.
A survey that assesses the competencies of third, fifth and eighth grade students is conducted every three years. The last time the survey was conducted was in 2017 and was scheduled for 2020. However, due to COVID-19 He postponed the situation until this year.
While tool development, testing, test completion, school sampling, etc. have been performed by NCERT, the actual administration of the test in the selected schools will be carried out by CBSE in collaboration with the respective states and union territories.
The survey, which will cover public, public and private schools, will help assess learning disruptions and new knowledge during a pandemic and help take corrective action.
“The study is expected to cover about 1.23 million schools and 38,000 students in 733 districts in 36 states and UT. NAS will be held in Language, Mathematics and EVS for Grades 3 and 5; Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences for Grade 8; and language, mathematics, science, social sciences and English for grade 10, ”said a senior ministry official.
“The test will be conducted in 22 teaching languages covering Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Garo, Hasi, Konkani, Nepali, Bhutia and Lepcha, ”the official added.
More than 1.8 million field investigators, 1.23 million observers, 733 district level coordinators and district nodal officers separately, and 36 government nodal officers in each state and UT were assigned to conduct the study smoothly and impartially.
According to the official, “The districts have appointed 1,500 board representatives to oversee the overall operation and ensure that the survey is conducted fairly. All staff have received extensive training in their roles and responsibilities. “
The Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE) has established a National Steering Committee for NAS.
“A portal has been launched to allow coordination with various key officials to conduct the survey smoothly. State and district report cards for both elementary and intermediate levels will be issued and made publicly available, ”the official added.