Government to conduct student learning outcome assessment in schools

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To improve quality education in schools, the central government will conduct student learning outcome assessment in various schools every year. This strategic move was announced by Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, at the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture organised recently in Kozhikode. The minister talked about the importance of ‘learning outcome’ and assessments the government would conduct every year about mathematical, language, reading and writing abilities of students. According to the minister, every three percent students studying in zila parishad and municipal schools, and schools run by organisations like Vidya Bharti, churches (besides private ones) and educational societies, would be assessed for the learning outcome assessment.