Assessment at the initial level is the best way to monitor the progress level of the education. Following the same agenda, NCERT will conduct a National Achievement Survey (NAS) on census basis for the year 2016-17 in the schools of Chandigarh for the students of classes 1 to 8.
The main motive behind to conduct this survey is to identify the learning gaps of the students and a framework will be provided to fill these gaps. The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) and Deputy director school education Chanchal Singh has sent guidelines to be carried during the survey and has also asked the reports of the survey at different levels.
The survey containing tests will be conducted at three levels. There will be different test structure for class 1 and 2, class 3 and 4, and for class 5 to 8. The test structure has been designed keeping in mind the learning level of the students.
Students of classes 1 and 2 will be tested on two subjects – language and mathematics. The class teacher will ask 20 questions to every student. The tests will mostly be conducted in oral form while in some places it can be in written form.
And, the test of students of classes 3 and 4 will add one extra subject of environmental studies. There will be 45 multiple choice questions equally divided in three subjects. For the language tests, students will have to encounter with reading comprehension. The remaining students of upper classes will be tested on language, mathematics, science and social science.
To make the survey process effective, three monitoring teams from the local Sarva Siksha Abhiyan will be constituted to observe the activities at the district, block and school level and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) will, on the other hand, coordinate, conduct, and report the survey activities.