NCERT organises largest survey to assess learning levels

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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.