Annual Assessment Survey - 2015 Reports
Need of the SurveyGovernment of Andhra Pradesh aims at establishment of a knowledge society. To achieve this capable and competent human resource is required. Quality education is pre-requisite for the development and utilization of human resources effectively. Various studies like Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), State Levels of Achievement Levels (SLAS), and National Achievement Survey (NAS) revealed that the achievement levels of students studying in the state of Andhra Pradesh are far below the expected level. These studies are based on random sampling methodology and give a fair indication of the need for finding ways to support the students and the teachers in a manner to enhance the status of achievement levels of students studying in Government and Government Aided Schools in the State. In order to develop a class specific and school specific strategy it is proposed to conducting a detailed Annual Assessment Survey during April 2015 (AAS 2015) to help find out the actual achievement levels of each student studying in Government schools of Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the AAS-2015 is to assess the basic skills and achievement/learning levels of the students studying in all Classes III, V and VIII in Govt., Aided, KGBV, Residential, Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare and Model Schools. It is an effort towards diagnosing the current learning levels of students in these three classes to help develop a strategy and action plan for the improvement of learning levels of the students. AAS 2015 will serve as a baseline data and will support setting realistic targets for improving the learning levels of the Students. Necessary strategies will be developed to equip and support the teachers and the schools for enhancing the performance levels of children.
Target GroupThe survey will be conducted to the students of classes III, V & VIII studying in Government, Local bodies, Schools managed by Welfare departments, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas and Model schools irrespective of the medium of instruction.
What will be assessed?The AAS 2015 assess the achievement/learning levels of students of classes III, V and VIII in the subjects of Mother tongue (Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada & Oriya), English and Mathematics.
Who will conduct the Test?The AAS 2015 will be conducted through external evaluators. The teacher trainees of District Institute for Education & Training (DIETs), Center for Teacher Education (CTEs), Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), Pvt. D.Ed Colleges and students pursuing Post Graduation will be the selected external evaluators. These external evaluators will visit the schools and conduct the test as per the guidelines given.
Timeline for conduct of AAS 2015The Time Schedule for various activities is indicated below:
Design of Question PapersThe question paper for classes III & V will be for 50 Marks consisting of Mother tongue, English and Mathematics with oral and written questions. The question paper for VIII class will be in two parts. Part A consist of 50 questions of classes III & V standards in written form and Part B consists of 50 questions from class VIII standards in oral and written form. This is to assess the actual learning levels of students earlier promoted to VIII class (without detention). The weightage to subjects and type of questions is as follows:
Schedule of Assessment Test
Data Entry and Result GenerationAfter completion of the test, the external evaluator will fill up an OMR sheet for each answer script attach the same to the original answer script, pack securely and dispatched the same to the office of the Director General (Government Examinations). DG (GE) will get the OMR sheets scanned and generate results student wise, class wise and academic standard wise. Analytical reports will be generated from school level to state level.
Follow up ProgrammeThe analytical reports will be shared with District Collectors, Regional Joint Directors (RJDs) District Education Officers (DEOs), District project Officers (SSA), Dy. Education Officers (DyEO) Mandal Education Officers (MEOs), Head Masters, teachers and other field functionaries for taking further course of action. Student wise analysis will be provided to teachers for preparing action plan to improve the performance levels of children.
Roles and ResponsibilitiesState Level (SCERT / SSA) The State Council for Education Research & Technology (SCERT) will work with State Project Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) for designing the Survey. SCERT will develop the assessment tools. It will also provide orientation and all required technical will be given to district level officers in conduct of the survey. Director General (Govt. Examinations) will be responsible for the data entry, result generation and development of analytical reports on the achievement levels of children. District Level District Collector will guide the District level Committee comprising of the following to ensure smooth conduct of the survey.
As the convener the DIET Principal will identify required number of external evaluators based on the number of schools in the district and arrange for conduct of test under the guidance of District Educational Officer. The Academic Monitoring Officer and District Education Board (DCEB) Secretary are jointly responsible for distribution of required number of question papers to Mandal points. Mandal Level The Mandal Educational Officer will arrange for distribution of question papers to the schools and allot the external evaluators to each schools for conduct of test with the help of School Complex Headmasters. School Level The Headmasters of schools will ensure that the test is conducted smoothly by external evaluators and ensure dispatch of the answer scripts along with OMR sheets duly filled in to the DG (Govt. Examinations).