The NCERT is going to conduct the NAS for the first time where districts will be deemed as a unit and not the states.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an autonomous organisation of the Government of India, is going to conduct the next round of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) in September this year.
In this year’s NAS, for the first time, districts will be deemed as a unit and not the states. Hence, this NAS will present the actual status and quality of the school education system on a deeper level.
According to Mr. Yajnamurthy Sreekanth, who is the principal of Regional Institute of Education, Mysore (RIEM), a constituent of the NCERT, since the inception of the NAS in 2001, the authority has conducted three cycles of this kind of survey.
The NAS conducts for students of Class 3, 5 and 8 to assess their learnings and represent the report by district, state and country as a whole.
What is National Achievement Survey (NAS)?
The National Achievement Survey is a research study, which is conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the observation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to evaluate the health of the education system in schools across the country.
How does this survey work?
The NAS conducts the research in some schools in each state, district in this year’s case, and accumulates the samples of students’ learning. Students will be selected randomly and asked to undergo the test.
This will not only help to scrutinise the performance of students but also shows the loopholes in the education system to improve the quality of secondary education.