National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 is being held today on November 12, Know key details
The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 is being held today on November 12, 2021 across India. Know all about National Achievement Survey (NAS) and Why NAS 2021 will be conducted?
The National Achievement Survey (NAS) is being held today on November 12, 2021 across India that will assess about 38 lakh students from 1.23 lakh schools in 733 districts in 36 States and Union Territories. The Indian Government has been implementing a nationwide sample-based National Achievement Survey (NAS) that aims at assessing learning outcomes of students and schools across grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 over a cycle period of three years. The last National Achievement Survey (NAS) was conducted on November 13, 2017 for assessing the competencies developed by students in classes 3, 5, and 8.
What is National Achievement Survey 2021? Why NAS 2021 will be conducted?
The National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 is being held today on November 12, 2021. The NAS 2021 will help in assessing the learning interruptions and new learnings during the COVID pandemic which will in turn help to take remedial measures. The findings of NAS2021 will help in diagnosing a systematic understanding of the consequences that prolonged closure of schools has had on the learning of students in terms of their socio-emotional and cognitive development.
National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021: Key Points
The NAS 2021 will assess about 38 lakh students from 1.23 lakh schools in 733 districts in 36 States and Union Territories. The NAS 2021 will cover the whole spectrum of schools including Government schools (both State and Central government), Government-aided schools, and Private schools across India.
The NAS 2021 will be conducted in 22 mediums of instruction that will cover English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Manipuri, Mizo, Punjabi, Odiya, Telugu, Tamil, Bodo, Urdu, Garo, Konkani, Khasi, Bhutia, Nepali, and Lepcha.
The NAS 201 will be conducted in different subjects for different grades. The subject and grades wise break up is below:
- Grade 3 and 5: Language, EVS, and Mathematics
- Grade 8: Language, Science, Mathematics, and Social Science
- Grade 10: Language, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, and English
Efforts by all states & UTs for conducting National Achievement Survey 2021
Under the overall guidance of the Ministry of Education, the NAS 2021 portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) as a dynamic platform with consultations from NCERT, CBSE, NITI Aayog, UNICEF, DDG.
The NCERT has carried out the instrument development, testing, finalization of test items, sampling of schools, etc. All respective States/Union Territories in collaboration with CBSE will conduct the actual administration of the test in the sampled schools.
36 State Nodal Officers in each State/UT, 733 District Level Coordinators and District Nodal Officers separately, 1500 Board Representatives, 1,23,729 Observers, and 1,82,488 Field Investigators have been appointed across all the districts for the overall functioning and fair conduct of NAS 2021. All personnel has trained extensively regarding their responsibilities.
A National Steering Committee has been constituted for conducting NAS 2021. A portal (https://nas.education.gov.in) has also been launched for smooth coordination with various key functionaries during NAS 2021.
The District and State Report Cards for both elementary and secondary levels for NAS 2021 will be released in the public domain.
Commendable efforts being made by all the states & UTs for conducting #NAS2021. Here are some glimpses of training programs and material distribution centers from across the country. #SamagraShiksha #AmritMahotsav [1/2] pic.twitter.com/vrjRTa7kEL— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) November 11, 2021
What is National Achievement Survey (NAS)? Why is the National Achievement survey conducted?
The National Achievement Survey (NAS) is a nationwide survey to assess the learning outcomes and health of the education system. The NAS is undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The NAS provides a system-level reflection on the effectiveness of school education.
The findings from the National Achievement Survey (NAS) aids in resolving the learning gaps of students and devising education policies, learning, and teaching practices.
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