NCERT National Achievement Survey / NAS assessment Survey in TS Schools, AP Schools

NCERT National Achievement Survey / NAS assessment Survey in TS Schools, AP Schools: Conduct of National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 for Classes, III, V and VIII, National Achievement Surveys for Evaluating Quality of Education Imparted in Schools. The Government of India through the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been conducting National Achievement Surveys (NAS) for classes III, V and VII / VIII to provide information about the learning achievement of students at regular intervals.

NCERT National Achievement Survey / NAS assessment Survey in TS Schools, AP Schools

Government to conduct ‘world’s largest sample survey’ for students: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has announced November 13 as the date for conducting its National Assessment Survey (NAS) for the students of class 3, 5, and 8. The date was announced during a video conference held between the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and the state education secretaries, directors, SCERT (State Council of Educational Research &Training) and project directors for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The decision for the date was taken after “consulting each and every state regarding holidays or festivals to ensure full and smooth conduct,” a statement from the ministry said. So far, during several rounds of the survey, a total of 4.45 lakh students have been tested for various learning outcomes.

“This time, approximately 30 lakh students will be assessed in the year 2017-18 making it the world’s largest sample survey of student learning achievement,” said the statement. “It is for the first time that the teachers will have a tool to understand what exactly the child should be learning in various classes... adding to this, for the first time there will be a detailed district-specific report card for all the districts in the country,” it added. So far, NCERT has conducted four rounds of National Achievement Survey (NAS) for Class 5, three rounds for classes 3 and 8 and one round for Class 10.

NCERT conducts massive survey to assess learning levels:
The NCERT conducted a massive survey involving over 25 lakh students of Class III, V and VIII in government and government-aided schools across the country to ascertain how much they have learned. The National Council of Educational Research and Training’s National Achievement Survey (NAS) is the largest ever learning assessment conducted in the country and is among the largest in the world.

“It is the largest ever student assessment conducted in the country. NAS is a transparent and credible exercise,” Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said. Learning levels of more than 25 lakh students from 1.10 lakh schools in 700 districts were assessed under the survey. More than 1.75 lakh non-government, trained field investigators were engaged for the purpose.
Survey tools included test booklets with 45 questions on maths and language for students of classes III and V and 60 questions on maths, language, science and social sciences for pupil of Class VIII.
Also, questionnaires related to students, teachers and schools were part of the survey. “The questions reflected learning outcomes set by the NCERT and recently incorporated in the RTE Act,” a senior HRD Ministry official said.

To ensure fairness during the exercise, a monitoring team was set up. It included observers from inter-ministerial departments of state governments, education departments and multi-lateral organisations. “The team monitored the implementation of the survey in all districts. District-wise learning report cards will be prepared using a software especially designed for the purpose. Subsequently, analytical reports will be prepared,” he said.

The analysis will reflect disaggregated and detailed learning levels. The whole process will begin immediately and will be completed within three to five months. The inferences will be used to design classroom interventions to be percolated to all schools in the districts. Its findings will also help ascertain the efficiency of the education system and guide the education policy, planning and implementation at the national, state, district and classroom levels, the HRD official said.

What’s the National Achievement Survey?
NCERT has conducted the National Achievement Survey (NAS) for 2017 in Classes 3, 5 and 8 in languages, mathematics, EVS/science and social science. NAS is a representative sample of schools from all districts in India aimed at understanding the health of the education system in government and government aided schools. Findings from the NAS will be used for formulating policies, planning and pedagogical interventions to improve student learning. It is not designed to assess the individual student performance. This year the NAS is linked to the learning outcomes. The learning gaps will be identified in all the districts of the country.

Will the National Achievement Survey improve lives of school kids?
As we celebrate Children’s Day today, on November 14, we should have hopes for the positive outcome of a one-of-its-kind National Achievement Survey (NAS) undertaken recently in India. Covering nearly three million children from all districts of India, NAS was conducted on a single day, November 13, in all sampled schools of the country. This exercise drew significant attention from the government, partly since it will indirectly affect the quantum of budget allocation for education to the states. The overwhelming emphasis that it received feeds the perception that testing achievement of children, through a large-scale survey, can solve the learning crisis faced by the country and that learning levels will improve without actual investment in quality learning environment in schools.

Of course, schools must be accountable for ensuring that children – from all social and economic backgrounds and locations across the country - acquire necessary competencies and skills and also become good human beings. To ensure this, a school requires infrastructure, support system and environment as per the national norms and as per the needs to children who attend it regularly. The teachers also need to be appropriately trained, motivated and supported.

In contrast, a million of India’s teachers are untrained and less than 1 in 10 schools in India comply with the entirety of the already minimal national norms under the Right to Education or RTE Act. Dalit and Adivasi learners, especially girls, are marginalised in schools and classrooms. The NAS, which covered an estimated three million children from all districts of India, will identify areas of strength and weakness, with some states likely to do better than others. It is unclear whether it will address the core challenges faced by children in our diverse country. The question we need to ask is – are we adequately creating an engaging and learning environment at school level, with professionally trained and motivated teachers, safe and secure school, proper emotional and physical environment, access to contextual and grade-appropriate reading books and materials, a classroom with dedicated learning time and conditions and engaged parents and community?

A motivated teacher can change the lives of children, providing them opportunities, care and warmth, particularly for girls from first-generation learner families. Training adequate numbers of motivated and professionally trained teachers who can act as role models and friends to these children is critical, as is access to a safe and secure environment to provide care and warmth to children, particularly girls. Government schools only too often consist of insensitive teachers, poorly constructed rooms, unclean playgrounds and dysfunctional toilets. Provision of learning materials, stationery and a well-equipped, welcoming library bind children to the learning processes. An assessment of learning environment on these parameters will set the context to help identify and address the actual reasons behind low learning levels among our children. The author is team leader, girls education programme, CARE India.

Download: National Achievement Survey Model Question Papers

NAS Instructions:
Rc.No. 193, dated: -11-2017 :: Sub:- Conduct of National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 for classes Ill to V and VIII - Certain instructions - Issued - Reg.

All the District Educational Officers and District Coordinators for NAS 2017 in the state are informed that the National Achievement Survey-2017 for Class Ill, V & VIII will be conducted country-wide on 13th November, 2017. In this regard instructions have already been issued vide reference 3rd. Further instructions are issued with regard to the activities to be done after completion of the Test and Questionnaires (PQ, TQ, SQ) on 13th November, 2017.
i). Following persons can be appointed as Field Investigators
a. DIET Students
b. Students of Govt. B.Ed. college
c. Private School Teachers d. College Lecturers
e. Any Other Pre-service teacher education students
f. Students of undergraduate/ post graduate courses of Govt. Colleges.

ii). Following persons cannot be appointed as Field Investigators
a. Elementary School teachers from Govt. sector Schools
b. Elementary School teachers from Govt. Aided Schools (Salaried by Govt.)
c. Govt. sector Secondary School Teachers d. SSA teachers in Govt. Elementary schools

2. As already instructed, the School Level Observer drafted from other than Education department shall be nominated for each School.
3. Receive Packet - 1, Packet - 2 and Packet-3 from Field Investigators immediately after completion of NAS 2017. The details of Packet-1, Packet-2 and Packet-3 are given below.
4. To receive the Packet -1, Packet - 2 and Packet-3 from field investigators use the Proforma I to IV
annexed here with and print them in required number and supply to sample schools.
5. Submit all the Packet-1 and Packet-2 of your district to Dr. M. Vivekan Reddy and A. Ravinder at the O/o Director, Government Examinations immediately after completion of the Assessment Test along with the given formats. {Proforma V to IX}
6. All Packet-3s are to be kept in safe custody at district level.
7. Attend the scanning process in the 0/o DGE, Hyderabad along with district MIS coordinators (Four) and ensure the scanning and data uploading in to the website, as per the schedule which will be communicated latter.
8. Submit the undertaking regarding maintaining the confidentiality to the State Level Coordinator• Monitoring (SPD, SSA, TS) in the format given (Proforma- X /XI)

State level Observers for National Achievement Survey 2017:
C and DSE - R.C. No.193, Dated:25 10.2017 :: Sub: O/o the Director, SCERT- National Achievement Survey 2017- Appointment of State level Observers for smooth conduct of National Achievement Survey on 13.11.2017-Orders- Issued.
Read: 1. Director, NCERT, New Delhi letter F.No. 31-3/Sample Based NAS/Class-1-8/ESD/2017-18, dated: 30-06-2017.
2. Govt. Memo No. 6618/SE.Prog.l/A2/2017 SE Dept. dated :08.09.2017.

In view of the Government orders issued in the reference 2ndd read above, for conduct of National achievement Survey 2017 in the State, the following senior officers are appointed as State Level Observers for smooth conduct of National Achievement Survey on 13.11.2017 in all 31 districts. The State level Observers are requested to conduct a review meeting with the District Educational Officers and give proper guidance in conduct of National Achievement Survey on 13.11.2017 and also review the arrangements made in the identified schools. They are requested to attend the Orientation Programme of field Investigators as and when conducted by the District Educational Officer/ Officers and also on the day of National Achievement Survey i.e. on 13.11.2017.

The below State Level Observers are requested to meet the District Collector concerned and oversee the arrangements made by the District Educational Officers for smooth conduct of the National Achievement Survey on 13.11.2017. They are also requested to follow the instructions issued by the under signed scrupulously and see that the National Achievement Survey is conducted smoothly on 13.11.2017 without any disturbances and deviation and submit a compliance report after completion of the National Achievement Survey on 13.11.2017 examination.
S.No. 1 Name of District
Name of the officer deputed as District Level Observer
A.  Satyanarayana   Reddy,  Addi.   Director, Model  Schools and   RMSA,  Hyderabad.
2 Nizamabad   & Kamareddy S.   Brugumaharshi,     Deputy   Director,  O/o C&DSE, Hyderabad.
3 Sangareddy S.  Venkateshwara   Sharma,   Director,   Govt Text  Book Press,   Hyderabad.
4 Mahabubnagar   & M.  Radha Reddy, Secretary, BOG,   HPS &
Nagarkurnool Director & Spl. Officer (FAC), Jawahar Bal Bhavan,Hyderabad.
5 Nalgonda  & Suryapet Sri  P.V.  Srihari,  ASPD  (KGBV), O/o the SPD SSA, Telangana, Hyderabad.
6 Rangareddy  & Vikarabad A.  Krishna   Rao, Addi. Director O/o the C& DSE, Telangana, Hyderabad.
7 YadadriandJangaon Ch. V.  Ramana Kumar, Director,  SIET, Hyderabad.
8 Medchal and Medak Smt.S.  Vijayalaxmi Bai, RJDSE Hyderabad.
9 Siddipet  and Karimnagar G.  Usha Rani,  Principal,  IASE, Masabtank, Hyderabad.
10 Warangal  (urban)  and Mahabubabad Sri  G.Ramesh,  Joint  Director,  RMSA Hyderabad.
  11   Mancherial,,  Komaram K.  Lingaiah,  Joint  Director (Model  Schools)
    12 Bheem  (Asifabad} Jayashankar  Bhupalapalli, Sri. P. Rajeev,   Regional Joint  Director, Warangal 
    13 Warangal   (Rural) Khammam   & Bhadradri (Kothagudem) K.  Sahadevudu,   Professor,  SCERT, Telangana, Hyderabad.
  14   Rajanna  Siricilla  & Jagityal Dr.  Ghousia  Begum,  Lecturer,  O/o  the Director,  SCERT,   Hyderabad.
15 Wanaparthy & Gadwal K.  Krishna  Mohan  Rao, Professor,  SCERT, Hyderabad.
16 Peddapalli, S.  Suresh Babu,  Professor,  SCERT, Telangana, Hyderabad.
17 Adilabad   & Nirmal M. Rama Brahmam,  Lecturer,  Govt.,  IASE, Masab tank,  Hyderabad.  
Instructions on NAS 2017 for classes Ill to V and VIII:
C and DSE Telangana - Rc.No.193, dated: 25-10-2017 :: Subject: SE (prog.l) Dept. - NCERT - Conduct of National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 for classes Ill to V and VIII - Certain Instructions - issued. Read:- 1. Guidelines on NAS issued by the NCERT. 2. This office Procs.Rc. No. 193/N1-3/TSCERT/2017, dated:16.10.2017

In continuation of the instructions issued in the reference 2nd read above, all the District Educational Officers in the state are requested to follow the following instructions in conduct of NAS-2017 examination on 13.11.2017 scrupulously.
1.District Educational Officers are informed that the NAS Sample schools are finalised and changes cannot be done now in the Sample Schools list.
2. NAS district tracker is to be filled at district level carefully.
3. Field Investigators are to be identified and details to be uploaded in the Tracker by 25-10-2017 positively.
4. Orientation of Headmasters of Sample schools and Field Investigators should be conducted as per the NAS guidelines.
5. Mobile app is being developed by NIC to facilitate sampling of students by Field Investigators, the same will be shared with DEOs
6. Aadhar updating linking of the students of Sample schools to be done 100%
by the DEOs
7. Learning Outcomes material - posters, leaflets, teacher modules to be made available to all schools, particularly NAS Sample schools as NAS tests are based on Learning Outcomes.
8. The expenditure for conducting the Orientation programme, etc.,and NAS Test on 13.11.2017 shall be borne from the SSA funds in the districts as per the SSA norms.
9. Field Investigators may be paid daily allowance of Rs.200/- on training days (2days) and on 'NAS' survey days (2days), which will cover travel and other incidental charges.
The above instructions should be followed scrupulously. This has got approval of the Commissioner and Director of School Education and SPD, SSA, Telangana.
Conduct of National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 for classes Ill to V and VIII - Certain Instructions

Andhra Pradesh - Proc.Rc.No. 368, Dated: 11.08.2017:: Sub: SSA-SIEMAT-Conducting of  National Achievement Survey (NAS)at different levels of School education (Class III,V& VIII) based on Learning Outcomes-Tentatively in the month of October 2017- Issue of guidelines for Preparedness of the children - Orders - issued.

All the Project Officers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, District Educational Officers and the Principals of DIET in the state are informed that MHRD is going to conduct National Achievement Survey (NAS) for classes III, V & VIII to know the Class Wise Learning Outcomes across the country tentatively in the month of October 2017.   In view of the above, ensuing NAS sample survey all the Project Officers, District Educational Officers are requested to take necessary steps to prepare the all students of sample schools so as to perform well in NAS assessment on Class wise and subject wise learning outcomes. NAS Assessment pattren , using material for preparedness of children in school,monitoring the children performance.

NAS | National Achievement Survey (NAS)(AP Schools)
NAS | National Achievement Survey (NAS)(TS Schools)

CNAS -2017: Census based National Achievment Survey - Classes 3,5,8th in the month of September-October 2017. : CNAS Is an educational survey.  Govt. of India , Ministry of human resource development, New Delhi proposed to conduct CNAS through NCERT for classes 3, 5th and 8th all over India during the month of September and October 2017. This CNAS would be the largest educational survay based on the learning outcome across the world.

Inorder to smooth conduct of CNAS The state project director SSA is appointed as state level coordinators and director, SCERT as state coordinator. In this context NCERT instructed to appointed district coordinators and asst.district coordinators to carryout CNAS Activities in their districts.

National Achievement Survey:

National Achievement Survey is not a school examination. It is a research study undertaken by NCERT and Supported by MHRD understand how effectively the school system is working in the country based on student learning. This will help the ministers and departments of education to support the school system to be more effective and improve student learning.

Learning Outcomes in Telugu:
AP SCERT : Subject wise, Class wise NCERT Learning Outcomes Hand book in Telugu(Andhra Pradesh)
TS SCERT : Subject wise, Class wise NCERT Learning Outcomes Hand books in Telugu(Telangana State)

In this survey, only a small proportion of students(sample) across India undertake this test. The test is conducted in some schools(sample) in each state, In the schools where the test is conducted, randomly selected students will be asked to under go the test. The scores of the test will have no impact on individual students' academic achievement records. One card is representing many others like him/her.

Individual students, teachers or schools do not receive results of these tests, The surveys collects the test data and analyses the scores by subject to prepare an overall report. The report will give a picture of the performance of students by State and the country as a whole.

The survey finding will have no direct impact on students or school. It will not favour schools which have taken part in the survey o have a negetive impact on those that did not participate in the survey. The research survey will help the the education system to plan more effectively based on students' needs. This research is to benefit all pupils, everywhere in India.

Examinations: An examination is a formal test of an individual student’s knowledge or proficiency in a subject on the curriculum. The results of examinations apply to individual students, enabling them to progress through school or apply for further education or employment. Taken together, examination results provide an overall snapshot of students’ performance at the end of a school year or course of learning. Examination results do not indicate the reasons behind high or low achievement of students.

Assessment Surveys:Assessment Surveys provide a measure of learning across a representative sample of students. They allow classification of students at a specific grade level by their ability (what students know and can do) in different subjects on the curriculum. National Assessment Surveys provide a “Health Check” to the education system by analysing achievement based on a range of background factors (school, home, teachers). They potentially enable policy makers and practitioners to address the challenges to enhance student learning
- National Achievement Survey to asses educational level of class wise students/Assessing Learning Outcomes
- Standard of School education improving
- NCERT Surveys shows improvement in overall learning
- Continuous, rolling programme of national achievement surveys made an integral part of the education system
- A dedicated National Assessment and Evaluation Centre to be established to take the lead in the design and commissioning of such surveys on behalf of the government
- Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE) up to Grade VIII introduced. Indicating shift from high-stake external examinations towards school-based assessment for formative and summative purposes.
November 13 as the date for conducting its National Assessment Survey (NAS) in Telangana
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