NAS 2021: 1.23 lakh schools to participate in survey on November 12

National Achievement Survey 2021 will be conducted by the central government to assess students of 1.23 lakh schools.

NAS 2021: 1.23 lakh schools to participate in survey on November 12 NAS 2021 (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 6, 2021 - 1:19 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Central Government will conduct the National Achievement Survey (2021) for students of 1.23 lakh schools in 733 districts across 36 states, union territories on November 12. The Ministry of Education announced it on social media.

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“National Achievement Survey (NAS) is a nation-wide, sample-based survey to assess learning achievement of students, undertaken by EduMinOfIndia. 1.23 lakh schools in 733 districts across 36 States/UTs to participate in #NAS2021 on 12th Nov, 2021. #SamagraShiksha #AmritMahotsav,” the education ministry said in a social media post.

NAS 2021 will provide understanding about what students know and can do at the end of Classes 3, 5, 8, and 10 by assessing students' attainment of learning outcomes in the respective classes.

This year’s sample framework plans to test school children in 1.23 lakh “unique schools” in which 38,87,759 students are enrolled, a NAS 2021 steering committee document said.

The survey was supposed to be conducted in 2020 but was postponed last year after schools were shut down due to pandemic, it will help measure the academic loss caused by the closure.

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“NAS 2021 will help in the systematic understanding of the consequences thatprolonged closure of schools have had on students' learning in terms of their socio-emotional and cognitive development,” an official document said.


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