Education board to take diagnostic tests in schools


Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

With an aim to improve teaching quality and method the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board will test students receptivity to what is taught in schools.

For this the board will take “Nidan Kasoti” for students of class III, V, VII and IX. The two day test will be taken as pilot project and around 1,000 students from each class will be picked from each district of the state.

Board Chairman R R Varsani said that it is found that there is poor understanding of subjects in primary level. With a view to improve this board has planned to take diagnostic tests where question will be Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) for classes VII and IX. The paper would have four tuypes of questions- very easy, easy, difficult and very difficult.

For III and V classes there will examination for three subjects namely mathematics, language and environment. For class VII and IX there will be tests for five subjects-English, Gujarati, Science, Social studies and Mathematics.

To check the receptiveness of the students questions will be from their previous standards. This would help board assess as the level of understanding of the curriculum and help us to change it accordingly, Varsani said.

The exams will be taken on February 28 and 29.  

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