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40% Pune schools have conducted internal assessments for Class X students: Survey

Even as Class X examinations have been cancelled across academic boards due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state Education department is now looking for ways to conduct assessments of students and admissions to the next class

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune |
Updated: May 12, 2021 8:07:38 pm
Across the state, 25,927 secondary schools took the survey. (Representational image)

Most schools in Pune prefer conducting tests over WhatsApp or online sessions rather than a workbook or house visits, revealed a state-wide survey conducted over the last one week.

Even as class X examinations have been cancelled

across academic boards due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state Education department is now looking for ways to conduct assessments of students and admissions to the next class. As part of this exercise, the Maharashtra State Council of Education, Research and Training had asked secondary schools across the state to fill up survey forms on how many schools have been able to conduct internal assessments.

Over 40 per cent secondary schools in Pune have conducted internal assessments for Class X students, revealed the survey. Of 1,951 schools surveyed, 787 schools reported conducting internal assessments. Schools reported having used more than one assessment method, and 755 schools preferred WhatsApp for tests. The least popular method was house visit tests, which 276 schools conducted, while 284 schools gave workbook assessments.

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Across the state, 25,927 secondary schools took the survey, of which 50 per cent reported having conducted assessments, with maximum (12,298 schools) using WhatsApp to conduct internal assessments.

 

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