Average performance of students drops in J-K: Survey

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In Jammu and Kashmir, the average performance of students has declined in a fresh assessment survey as compared to the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017.

According to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has said that in comparison to NAS-2017, average performance of students has declined among the students of third standard, fifth standard and eighth standard.

In the assessment survey of 2021, SCERT has further said that the learning gaps have widened due to Covid-19 lockdown and school closure. “Primary class students have suffered more due to school closure.”

Stating the report on Student Learning Levels and learning gaps due to Covid-19 for third standard, fifth standard and eighth standard, SCERT said, “Differences in the learning levels among the students of a same class have increased and 57 percent of the students have scored less than 50 percent in the JKUT Assessment Survey 2021.”

SCERT, in the report card, has further said that the JKUT Assessment survey was successfully conducted throughout Jammu and Kashmir in which competency-based test items (MCQs) were developed by SCERT-JK to assess the learning outcomes suggested by the NCERT.

“The findings of the survey will help to guide education policy, planning and implementation at UT, district and classroom levels for improving learning levels of students and bringing about qualitative improvements,” it reads. (KNO)

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