Survey to Analyse Educational Performance Conducted

  • The State Educational Achievement Survey 2023.
  • It was conducted by PARAKH.
  • It was conducted on 3 November 2023.
  • It involves the assessment of educational competencies among students at the block level in India at grades 3, 6, and 9.
  • It covered approximately 80 lakh students from 3 lakh schools at 5917 blocks across India.
  • It also includes 6 lakh teachers and more than 3 lakh field investigators.
  • The primary objective is to assess the learning competencies of students at the end of each educational stage, i.e., foundational, preparatory, and middle with a primary focus on Language and Mathematics.
  • Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal, DID NOT participate.
  • Tools to assess students’ competencies were designed using scientific procedures.
  • The assessment methodology employed a paper-pen-based approach with OMR technology for data capture and analysis.
  • It will form the base for evidence-based policies and initiatives directed towards enriching the quality of education.

Background:

  • In line with the NEP 2020, the National Assessment Centre, PARAKH (Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development) was set up.
  • For setting norms, standards, and guidelines for student assessment and evaluation for all recognized school boards of India.
  • It will guide the State Achievement Survey (SAS) and undertake the National Achievement Survey (NAS).
  • Monitor achievement of learning outcomes; and encourage and help school board to shift their assessment patterns towards meeting the skill requirements of the 21st century.
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