NCERT will be conducting a National Achievement Survey (NAS) on census basis for the year 2016 to 2017 for students studying in classes I to VIII in Chandigarh. The survey is being held so as to check the learning levels of the children according to the learning outcomes developed. So as to improve the teaching provided and learning received in the schools, a framework for interventions will also be developed and implemented.
According to an HT report, Deputy director school education (DSE) Chanchal Singh said that the MHRD has sent certain guidelines suggesting pre-survey activities, during-survey activities and post-survey activities, on the basis of which we are to send the feedback.
How will the survey be conducted?
Classes I and II
- Students' abilities in two subject areas - language and mathematics - will be tested
- Testing in these classes will be mostly oral and at some places supported with written work
- 20 questions will be put forward by the class teacher to each student individually, and randomly from the pool of items measuring specified learning outcomes of both the subjects
Classes III and IV
- Students' abilities will be tested in three subject areas - language, mathematics and environmental studies
- In language, assessment will focus on reading comprehension only
- The language test will be administered in the medium of instruction in the state/UT
- There will be a single test booklet and it will contain a total of 45 multiple-choice items, 15 from each subject with four alternatives
Classes VI to VIII
- Students' abilities will be assessed in four subject areas - language, mathematics, science and social science
- Three monitoring teams from the local Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) unit will be constituted to observe the activities at the district, block and school level.