MHRD to conduct central curriculum assessment from June

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In order to review its own curriculum and to determine a student’s learning, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to conduct a nationwide curriculum assessment from June this year.

“We are doing an assessment. The Right to Education Act provides that there should be learning outcomes on the basis of which we should determine, how much a child has been learnt so far. We have been providing lots of inputs but how much a child has learnt was not determined through the specific learning outcomes”, said Anil Swarup, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD.

“Now, these learning outcomes have been announced. Post announcement, we are going to conduct a national assessment survey through which we are going to assess the students of class 3, 5 and 8 as to where has the child progressed. So that is what we are going to under Central National Assessment Survey (CNAS),” said Swarup, in a conversation with Elets Technomedia.

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In its efforts to improve the school education segment, the latest move by the ministry will help in upgrading the curriculum after reviewing the students’ performance.

“By 31st of December, we expect to get all the results. It will be rolled out in schools in a random sampling basis. This will help us to figure out the bottlenecks for every class and in adopting corrective measures,” he added.

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