The Haryana State Department of Education will conduct online tests for third through sixth grade students in public schools starting today. The investigations were due to begin earlier on February 1, 2021, but have been postponed due to ongoing protests by farmers and the suspension of the internet in several counties.
The state’s school education directorate has asked officials to use the Avsar app to notify school principals about the new exam schedule. The department added that now is a good time to start exams, and the department has launched a new online grading calendar for students in grades 3-9 and 11 through the Avsar app. In accordance with the ordinance, schools have also been urged to ensure that all teachers and students are informed and that exams run smoothly.
The State Department of Education has also asked officials to notify principals and teachers to inform students that the test will be taken in the full curriculum, which will run through December 2020, and will consist of objective questions. Schools have also been urged to ensure the full participation of students, while those who have difficulty accessing the app must be assisted by teachers or volunteers trained by the department last month.
According to official figures, schools have yet to reopen to elementary school departments and schools do not want this to affect the planned assessment. Officials also said that a nationwide assessment test would be introduced and that students in grades 10 and 12 would take the tests offline. The assessment not only assesses the level of learning of students through online courses, but also assesses the comfort of taking exams on digital platforms.