World's Largest Sample Survey for Students will be conducted by the Government of India
NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has declared 13 November, 2017 as the date on which the National Assessment Survey (NAS) will be conducted for the students of Classes III, V, and VIII.
The HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar, held a video conference recently for the announcement of the date of survey. Mr. Javadekar, State Education Secretaries, Directors, State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) and Project Directors of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan were present in the video conference.
All factors including holidays and festivals in every state were taken into consideration before coming to a decision on the date.
4.45 lakh students are already tested under the survey so far.
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The statement from the Ministry read, “This time, approximately 30 lakh students will be assessed in the year 2017-18 making it the world’s largest sample survey of student learning achievement.”
It also said, “It is for the first time that the teachers will have a tool to understand what exactly the child should be learning in various classes... adding to this, for the first time there will be a detailed district-specific report card for all the districts in the country.”
NCERT has conducted 4 rounds for Class V students, 3 rounds each for students of Class III and VIII and 1 round for Class X students under the National Assessment Survey (NAS).