The language and mathematics comprehension of students from classes III-V and VI-VIII in Delhi government schools will be assessed next month to determine at what scale the government needs to carry out its basic learning interventions in the coming year.
The comprehension abilities of students in Hindi, English and Mathematics will be assessed by their class teachers between December 10-20, and the findings will be collated by the Directorate of Education (DoE).
“The aim of the exercise is to identify where we stand after two years of government intervention in these areas. On the basis of the findings and the magnitude of needs that we will identify through it, we will take a call about the scale at which the interventions will have to be carried forward next year,” said Director of Education Sanjay Goel.
In July 2016, the Delhi government had found that only 44% of students of classes VI-VIII in their schools could read texts of their level. Subsequently, ‘Chunauti 2018’ was launched, dividing students into groups of ‘readers’ and ‘non-readers’. The ‘non-readers’ had an extra hour of classes between September 5 and November 14, 2016.
In April this year, this intervention was carried forward in the form of Mission Buniyaad, which included students from classes III-VIII and those in MCD schools.