Srinagar: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is scheduled to hold the National Achievement Survey (NAS)-2021 of the schools in J&K on November 12.
The assessment will be done in collaboration with the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Kashmir.
NAS is a nationally representative sample-based survey of students' learning undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Government of India (GoI).
“NAS gives a system level reflection on the effectiveness of school education,” an official said.
He said the findings help to compare the performance across spectrum and across population to find the desirable direction for improvement.
The NAS-2021 will be conducted by CBSE as assessment administrator for class 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th of government schools, government aided schools, private unaided recognized schools and Central Government schools as well.
In wake of this, the principal of respective District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIETs) have been nominated as district nodal officers (DNOs) who will appoint field investigators.
“The main role and responsibility assigned to DNO would be to nominate field investigators required for conduct of survey in the sampled schools in their respective district,” reads a circular issued by Director SCERT Veena Pandita.
The district nodal officers will issue instructions related to NAS conduct, protocols, training schedules and ensure mandatory reporting for duty, it reads.
The officers will also issue directives for attending training arranged by the NAS Cell, CBSE headquarters.
The field investigators have been assigned to carry out sampling of sections and students in the assigned grade as per the procedure and complete other responsibilities in association with the observers.
The DIET principals have been entrusted to develop competency-based sample questions for class 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10th and disseminate the same among the students as a Pre-NAS exposure. “It will help the students to get sensitized for the NAS-2021 scheduled on November 12,” it reads.
The concerned heads of the institutions and teachers have been asked to emphasize more on competency-based teaching learning and attainment of desired learning outcomes rather than rote learning.