Learning outcomes assessment to be conducted by HRD ministry in October

By Divya

The Human Resource Development (HRD) is conducting learning outcomes prepared by National Council for Educational Research and training (NCERT) by October.


NCERT has an extension programme in which departments of the National Institute of Education, Regional Institute of Education, Central Institute of Vocational Education and field advisers' offices in the states are engaged in activities.

Several programmes are organised in rural and backwards areas to reach out to functionaries in these areas.

It is yet to be decided on how the assessments will be conducted - whether by the state or the third party. The ministry will notify on the learning outcomes.

Making learning outcomes transparent and usable.

What is learning outcomes?

It is a statement which provides on what a student will know, able to do or be able to demonstrate when they have participated or completed in an activity or a program. The end results are often expressed as knowledge, attitude, skills and values.

Why learning outcomes?

It is the expected level of learning a child should posses between classes 1 and classes 8 should achieve.

When is the assessment expected to be held?

The assessment is expected to be held sometime in September - October.

About the process:

  • Every state will be sent the questions bank and the results of assessment are used to measure the gaps and find ways of addressing them.
  • NCERT will be preparing questionnaires and forwarding them to the examining authority.

What are the outcomes of the learning process assessment?

  • It can enhance student accomplishment and increase institutional effectiveness.
  • Through this assessment, it helps to identify students who need additional support to achieve required learning levels.
  • Shift the view of assessments from being externally driven to internally motivated.
  • Can help in decision making.
  • Through practical advice for making students to learn more about the learning assessment will be more efficient and effective.
  • The end result is aimed at making a shift from rote learning.
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