Tuesday, June 6, 2023

SCERT conducts MoE’s foundational learning study

DIMAPUR: As part of the Ministry of Education (MoE)’s Foundational Learning Study covering all States and UTs from March 23-26, 2022 in sampled schools, the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) conducted the study on March 24 & 25, 2022.
The study seeks to draw a first-hand understanding of the learning levels of the students at the foundational learning stage, or at the end of Class 3.
The ministry stated approximately 10000 schools and 1 lakh students are expected to participate in the study, which is first of its kind in the world as it aims to set-up benchmarks for reading with comprehension in 22 Indian languages.
According to a DIPR report, a dry-run was tested on March 15, 2022 before the actual study was conducted.
This study will enable the States to establish benchmarks in oral reading fluency with comprehension in different Indian languages for children at grade 3 level.
It will assess the children’s ability to read age appropriate known as well unknown text at a certain pace, accurately and with comprehension and also the foundational numeracy skills. The study was conducted with the state level sampling covering all categories of schools.
Field Investigators were identified to carry out the study. External observers from the MoE were also present to oversee the smooth conduct of the test.
Focussing on ‘learning achievement’ in the foundational years, the MoE has launched the national initiative for proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN-BHARAT) mission to provide the roadmap for straightening the domain of foundational learning at the National level.


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