National Achievement Survey (NAS) by NCERT
- A recent assessment of class III students by NCERT in the survey named National Achievement Survey (NAS) was released by government on 28th February 2014.
- The summary of the findings are as follows:
- 86% of Students can recognize words in their own language and 69% of students can do simple numerical additions.
- The average score for language and mathematics are 257 and 255 respectively out of 500-where a series of questions were posed at students.
- Four Sothern states along with Maharashtra and Three North Eastern states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur perform better than the national average on both tests.
- There is no glaring divide between Urban and Rural students in many states.
- Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) also produces similar report every year which is conducted by NGO “Pratham”
- The findings of both Pratham and NCERT differ significantly where according to ASER- Rural students lag significantly in basic understanding of arithmetic and common language contrary to NAS
- It was reported that NAS conducted survey covering 1 lakh students of class III in both rural and urban India and ASER covering 3 lakh households in rural India alone
- State of education in rural India
- Difference b/w NAS and ASER findings