National Achievement Surveys NCERT: 2017 & 2021

Despite significant achievement in the filed of school education in India over a period of time, quality of education, in terms of students achievement is still a major area of concern because of which all programmes of Government of India, including the flagship Samagra Shiksha/Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan centered around improving quality of education.  Traditionally Achievement Surveys in India are being conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), initially for Grade I, III and V, which was later extended to Grade VIII and recently to Grade X. The same was initiated in 1994-95 under the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) covering 272 districts across 18 states of India. In this section, reports generated by the NCERT over a period of time has been presented.

Importance of Hard Spots in School Education Quality in India (UDISEPluse 2021-22)

Despite improvement, quality of education remain the main concern so far as the School Education in India is concerned because of which efforts are now being made under the Samagra Shiksha to further improve the quality of education. In addition to NCERT achievement surveys, an international NGO, namely PRATHAM also used to conduct Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) but its methodology is different than NCERT Achievement Survey. ASER is a Household survey and NCERT survey the unit of data collection is school details of both surveys have been presented in this section.

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Forty Years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019 (e-Book)

Forty years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019

Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021

UDISE, Interview of Prof. Arun C Mehta in Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021