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The central ministry has tentatively scheduled the survey for classes 3, 5, 8, and 10 during the first week of October or second week of November 2021.(iStock)

Centre postpones National Achievement Survey by one year amid spike in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The NAS, which was initially scheduled to be held in November 2020 to assess the learning levels of students, will now be held around the same time next year.
It is time to give statutory status to the National Statistical Commission(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is time to give statutory status to the National Statistical Commission(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Reviving faith in India’s statistics

By Yamini Aiyar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:18 PM IST
Transparency of data is essential both for good governance and the health of democracy
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) numbers would have provided much needed clarity in devising policies to address the economic slowdown(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) numbers would have provided much needed clarity in devising policies to address the economic slowdown(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Shooting the messenger

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 11:55 AM IST
Rejecting CES data undermines India’s statistical system
Three years later, data released recently by NAS shows that Indian households were quick to accumulate significantly more cash after demonetisation.(AP Photo)
Three years later, data released recently by NAS shows that Indian households were quick to accumulate significantly more cash after demonetisation.(AP Photo)

Households were rebuilding cash stash even a year after demonetisation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Between 2011-12 and 2015-16, the year before demonetisation, value of household savings in cash used to be between 9% and 12% of the total value of bank notes in circulation. This number was 26% in 2017-18.
Odisha school and mass education department manages over 60000 schools in the State and is responsible for the education of about 65 lakh students.(Hindustan Times Media)
Odisha school and mass education department manages over 60000 schools in the State and is responsible for the education of about 65 lakh students.(Hindustan Times Media)

To improve learning outcomes in schools, Odisha plans to grade them

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The State’s department of school and mass education has sent a concept note to its district and block education officers detailing the procedure of benchmarking of primary (Classes 2-8) schools into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories under a programme called Garima or school certification programme.
Think local, act global, that seems to be the success mantra of Vivian DIVINE Fernandes; Make-up and hair: Krishna Pandey; Hoodie, Jordan by Nike; jeans, Levi’s; shoes, Air Jordan(Brahms Dirsipo)
Think local, act global, that seems to be the success mantra of Vivian DIVINE Fernandes; Make-up and hair: Krishna Pandey; Hoodie, Jordan by Nike; jeans, Levi’s; shoes, Air Jordan(Brahms Dirsipo)

HT Brunch cover story: What makes ‘gully boy’ Divine the coolest voice of contemporary Indian hip-hop

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 04:22 PM IST
His lyrics are slang-free, his songs don’t talk about swanky cars, high heels and fast life, and he refuses to make alcohol abuse and misogyny cool. Is he even a rapper then? Meet Vivian Fernandes…the OG of gully rap!
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)
Untrained teachers, irrespective of schools being adequately staffed, directly affect student performance. ASER and NAS results make it clear that this is not merely a learning crisis; the Indian school education system is going through a teaching crisis(S Burmaula / Hindustan Times)

Our students are not learning. But are our teachers teaching?

By Shamika Ravi and Neelanjana Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The good news is that most children are now enrolled in schools. The question is: why are our students not learning sufficiently? We must ask whether the teacher is teaching, and how well is she or he teaching? Our pedagogical practices require serious reassessment
Learning outcomes are the basic levels of learning for students(HT File Photo)
Learning outcomes are the basic levels of learning for students(HT File Photo)

Gurugram teachers get lessons on outcome-based teaching

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Learning outcomes are the basic levels of learning that students are required to demonstrate a knowledge of and were used by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as a parameter for analysing results of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017
Class 10 students in Mumbai score lower than those across the state.(HT Photo)
Class 10 students in Mumbai score lower than those across the state.(HT Photo)

Class 10 students in city fare below state average: Survey

Hindustan Times | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 12:12 AM IST
The second cycle of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) was conducted across the country to test the competencies of students
Students go through last-minute revisions before appearing for a CBSE board examination in Moradabad.(PTI)
Students go through last-minute revisions before appearing for a CBSE board examination in Moradabad.(PTI)

Survey finds Class 10 students of CBSE, ICSE perform better than their state board peers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelam Pandey
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 08:16 PM IST
The National Achievement Survey (NAS) surveyed a total of 1.544 million students across 610 districts in the country, the largest ever survey of Class 10 students achievements.
CBSE students protest against holding re-examination after paper leaks, near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi , March 30(Hindustan Times)
CBSE students protest against holding re-examination after paper leaks, near Jantar Mantar in New Delhi , March 30(Hindustan Times)

Why we must look beyond the CBSE paper leak

By Sheshagiri KM
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 12:07 PM IST
It’s time that we ask ourselves why we have become so obsessed with this performance-driven culture in education, which is giving rise to so much anxiety. The reason: the education system is designed to exclude as many as possible, leading to desperation, especially during exams.
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