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‘Govt to conduct learning outcome assessment’

Centre would assess every three percent of students studying in zilla parishad and schools, says Javadekar

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 26 2016 1:35PM | Updated Date: Sep 26 2016 1:35PM

‘Govt to conduct learning outcome assessment’

 In order to improve quality of education in schools, the Centre may conduct student learning outcome assessment in several schools every year, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.

 
"We have a mission in our mind that is to improve the quality of education. Therefore, learning outcome becomes important. There are several assessment reports before us...Now, the government will also conduct assessment every year of mathematical, language, reading and writing abilities of students in various schools," the minister said, while delivering a lecture ata a school in Kozekode..
 
He said in the learning outcome assessment, Centre would assess every three percent of students studying in zilla parishad and municipal schools and schools run by organisations like Vidya Bharti, church apart from private ones and those run by educational societies.
 
"We will evaluate every year three percent of students and will give a correct picture of quality of education being taught in our primary schools," he said.
 
The minister said India has achieved expansion of education and now there is a need to improve the quality of education. 
 
In this attempt, he said, teachers will have to play a crucial role. 
 
"The ultimate objective of education is to bring about in us a good human being," he added.