“The next round of NAS will be held nationwide on November 12, 2021, to help assess learning barriers and new learning during COVID-19 epidemics and to take remedial action. Instrument development, testing, final testing items, school samples Etc., however, the actual administration of examinations in the sampled schools will be done by CBSE in collaboration with the concerned States / UTs, ”according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education.
The Government of India is implementing a revolving program of the Sample-Based National Achievement Survey (NAS) aimed at Classes Three, Five, Eight and Ten with a three-year cycle duration.
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The latest National Achievement Survey (NAS) was conducted on 13 November 2017 to assess the skills developed by children in grades three, five and eight.
A statement from the Ministry of Education said that NAS 2021 will cover the entire spectrum of schools, such as government schools (central government and state government), government aided schools and private schools across the country.
It is expected that about 1.23 lakh schools and 38 lakh students from 733 districts across 36 states and Union Territories will be included in NAS 2021.
NAS will be held in Language, Mathematics and EVS for 3rd and 5th class, Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for 8th class and Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and English for 10th class. The test will be conducted through 22 channels. Instructions to cover Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Garo, Khasi, Konkani, Nepali, Bhutia and Lepcha.
For the smooth conduct of the survey, 1,82,488 field investigators, 1,23,729 observers, 733 district-level coordinators and district nodal officers have been appointed separately and 36 state nodal officers in each state and union territory, the Ministry of Education said.
1500 board representatives have been appointed in the districts to ensure smooth conduct of overall activities and surveys. All staff have been given extensive training in their roles and responsibilities.
A National Steering Committee has been constituted to manage NAS under the chairmanship of CBSE. A portal (https://nas.education.gov.in) has been launched to coordinate with various key staff for smooth management of NAS 2021.
State and district report cards for both primary and secondary levels for NAS 2021 will be released and kept in the public domain, the Ministry of Education said.
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