NAS 2017 Handbook : National Achievement Survey Pupil, School, Teach Questionnaire and Model OMR Sheets
National Achievement Survey (NAS) is a representative sample of schools from all districts in India aimed at understanding the health of the education system in government and government aided schools.
National Achievement Survey NAS 2017
The major objective of conducting National Achievement Survey NAS is to know what the children in schools know and can do at different stages of elementary education. In other words, an accurate measure of the learning achievement of children at different stages of education can provide important insights as to whether the inputs made into the elementary education system had a beneficial effect or not. Such evidence is provided by the National Achievement Surveys (NAS) carried out by NCERT periodically. These survey cycles not only provides policy makers, planners, curriculum developers and other practitioners with a ‘snapshot’ of what students have learnt in core subjects, but also provides a baseline against which changes in educational standards can be monitored.
NAS 2017 Handbook
Findings from the NAS will be used as inputs in policy, planning and pedagogical interventions to improve student learning outcomes. NAS is not designed to assess the individual student performance. For the first time:
• The NAS is linked to the learning outcomes.
• Classes 3, 5 and 8 are being assessed in the same academic year on the same day.
• The learning gaps will be identified in all the districts of the country.
• Pedagogical interventions will be provided at district level in the same academic year.
• NAS will help in capacity building at the State/UT level by training a cadre of State Level Master Trainers (SLMTs).
• Auto-generated reports will be available at district level.