To comprehend the learning abilities of Delhi government school students and determine how the government should work on the basic learning intentions in the coming year, the schools will be assessing the students.
The assessments will be undertaken from December 10-20 to understand the students’ skills in English, mathematics and Hindi by their class teachers. The assessments will be held for students of class III to class VIII. The results will be collated by the Delhi Directorate of Education for further analysis.
In July 2016, the Delhi government had found that only 44 percent of students of class VI-VIII could read texts meant for their level. An initiative called ‘Chunauti 2018’ has been launched, which categorized the students in two categories: Readers and Non-readers. The Non-readers had to take an extra hour-long class for over two months.
Speaking about the assessment tests, Delhi’s Director of Education Sanjay Goel has said that “The aim of the exercise is to identify where we stand after two years of government intervention in these areas. On the basis of the findings and the magnitude of needs that we will identify through it, we will take a call about the scale at which the interventions will have to be carried forward next year.”