NCERT organises largest survey to assess learning levels
NCERT recently organised the largest ever National Achievement Survey(NAS), based on the learning outcomes. It was conducted among 25 lakhs school children from 1.1 lakh schools for Classes III, V and VIII. It was an exercise to understand the gaps in learning in government and government-aided schools.
While students of Classes III and V were assessed on their language, mathematical and environmental studies (not for class III) abilities, Class VIII students were assessed on science and social science, instead of environmental studies.