Students from 3,000 CBSE schools in West Bengal are slated to appear for learning test
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 in 733 districts to assess the learning level of students of Classes III, V, VIII and X.
Through this survey CBSE will study the impact of online classes during the pandemic on the learning level of school children.
NAS 2021 will be carried out on behalf of the education ministry on November 12 sample schools selected in each state.
The 1.24 lakh selected schools will be a mix of government, aided and unaided private educational institutions. From West Bengal, 3,165 CBSE schools have been selected for the survey.
“It (the survey) will help in systematic understanding of the consequences that prolonged closure of schools have had on students’ learning in terms of their socio-emotional and cognitive development,” according to the document that the CBSE has drawn up on NAS 2021.
The survey will be in the form of tests to assess the learning gaps of students, who will have to write tests on language, mathematics, EVS/science and social sciences. The mode of the test will be oral for junior classes and written for Classes VIII and X.
CBSE said it appointed district-level coordinators who could appoint observers for the survey from CBSE schools. These observers could be vice principals, PGTs, TGTs and PRTs and will be trained properly to conduct the survey.
The board has asked schools to go through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its website and cooperate in the survey. More details are available at the official website of NAS.