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SEAS will impact education system, says Kevileno

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 20, 2023 7:50 pm
Kevileno Angami along with other officials and trainees on Friday at Capital Convention Centre in Kohima. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — The commissioner and secretary of School Education and SCERT, Kevileno Angami, said that the State Educational Achievements Survey (SEAS) will impact the performance grading index (PGI) in the school education system as the outcome data the survey would form the basis to take further course of action.

She stated this during a one-day training programme for district/ block level functionaries for SEAS 2023 held at Capital Convention Centre in Kohima on Friday. Stating that the National Achievement Survey (NAS) and SEAS are tools to gauge the performance grading index, she urged the participants to take the exercise seriously.

She stated that the outcome of the survey would be a diagnosis of the educational system on whether the yearly transaction in the schools is as per the desired outcome. She added that the outcome data of the survey would be the basis to take further course of action.

She told the master trainers to emphasise on the need for field investigators to make the schools and children understand on the relevance and importance of the survey. The official informed that the survey would be conducted in 22 languages across the country and added that Nagaland would also be among them with English language.

She further stressed on the need of working in convergence with all the sister departments for the smooth conduct of the survey and provide accurate data to chart further course of action.

In her keynote address, Dr. Bijano Murry, joint mission director of Samagra Shikhsha, informed that the SEAS 2023, organised by PARAKH-NCERT, would be conducted on November 3 across the country to assess the learning levels of children in grades 3,6, and 9.

She informed that as a run up to the survey exercise, NCERT had conducted a training programme for all states in the month of August at Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Island in which the state officials from SCERT, Samagra Shiksha and NBSE attended.

She informed that the survey would cover 1643 schools including government, private and central from which 36,833 students would be administered the test. She added that a total of 112 district and block coordinators have been assigned and also identified 1810 field investigators, who would help in administering the test to the students.

Dr. Murry observed that assessments and surveys done by the state often project biased reports, which are counterproductive to the objectives of the survey. She was of opinion that a third party assessment such as the SEAS would help the state obtain the actual learning levels of the students if the survey is conducted meaningfully and accurately.

She asserted that the reports from such surveys would give impetus to plan and implement the right kind of interventions needed by the students as well as developed specific pedagogical areas to capacitate the teachers. She added that the findings of this report will also reflect the status of the learning levels of the state at the national levels.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Oct 20, 2023 7:50:23 pm
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