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Gunotsav Drive: Assessing the knowledge level of children in Secondary & Higher Secondary Level

Jan 2014 Source: Times of India

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After revealing how many class 5 students can reproduce what they are being taught, Gunostav drive is being extended to secondary school. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will be conducting examinations with class 9 students to gauge information about their knowledge levels.

This exam will be conducted on 13th and 14th of February and it will test their knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, English and Gujarati Language subject. With 10 lakh students appearing for this exam, the Gunotsav drive will cover 8000 government school affiliated with the board.

Uniform exam paper will be sent by the Board to the schools. The paper will have objective based questions. After the test has been conducted in the school, the school authorities will be sending the answer sheets to the Board where it will be evaluated via computers.

This move will evaluate the performance of the school and schools will be graded as A, B, C etc. GSHSEB chairman R R Varsani has contemplated that this evaluation can help the board in designing policies will help the Board in improving the education level in state. However, the grants given by the Board will not be associated with the performance of the school.

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