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Over 33,000 students participate in Mizoram’s State Educational Achievement Survey (SEAS)

Aizawl: A significant milestone was achieved as 33,768 students actively participated in the PARAKH State Educational Achievement Survey (SEAS) organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). This comprehensive survey took place in 1,602 selected schools across Mizoram on Friday (November 3), covering students from classes III, VI, and IX.

The primary objective of this survey was to gauge the learning levels of students and evaluate the overall health of the state’s school education system.

The SEAS 2023 is a nationwide initiative, being conducted in all Union Territories and States of India.

Officials from the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), an implementing agency for Mizoram, disclosed that 1,762 field investigators were deployed from District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET), Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE), and various colleges to conduct the survey. These investigators brought Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets to the selected schools across all districts of Mizoram, facilitated the students in answering them, and collected the completed sheets.

The scanning of the OMR sheets will be carried out at a later date, according to officials.

The questionnaires were initially prepared in English by PARAKH and were then translated into local languages for distribution in all Union Territories and States. In Mizoram, the questionnaires were translated into the Mizo language by SCERT.

The survey encompassed a total of 10,752 students from class III, 11,436 students from class VI, and 11,580 students from class IX.

Officials reported that students found the experience of answering the questionnaires enjoyable. This survey marked the first time for the students to be part of such an initiative, and their teachers also found it to be beneficial.

The questionnaires have been made available on the DIKSHA Mizoram portal for students from class I to V to answer.

It is anticipated that these initiatives will play a crucial role in assessing the quality and abilities of students in the years to come.

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