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Class 8 students cannot pass mathematics test: Survey

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Srinagar, Feb 07: More than 73 percent class 8 students from government schools in Srinagar failed to solve problems involving numbers using appropriate operations in mathematics test, a survey done at the all India level has revealed.

The National Achievement Survey (NAS)-2017, which was conducted across India on November 13, 2017, took tests of students studying in classes 3, 5 and 8 in government and government-aided schools.

 

The survey had 45 questions each in Classes 3 and 5 and 60 questions in Class 8 in Mathematics, Language, Environmental Sciences, Sciences, and Social Sciences subjects.

While a meagre 38.57 percent of class 8 students from Srinagar schools could solve numerical problems on daily life situations involving addition and subtraction, even lesser- 37.65 percent of them only could find area of surroundings like a classroom floor, the NAS-2017 has found.

A total of 441 class 8 students from 48 government schools in the city had taken the test.

More than 45 percent of the class 8 students in the summer capital as per the survey scored less than 30 percent with a meagre 7.26 percent of them only able to get more than 75 percent score in the maths test.

In the science test, only 12.24 percent of class 8 students could score more than 75 percent, while as 41.27 students got less than 30 percent score in the test.

In the language test, as per the survey, only 45.58 percent class 8 students only could read and comprehend a given text and identify the details, characters and main idea while reading.

The survey said that only 14.51 percent of class 8 students could score more than 75 percent, while as 32.65 percent students got less than 30 percent score in the language test.

Ironically, as per the NAS-2017, the class 3 and class 5 students performed better as compared to class 8 students in the mathematics and language tests.

Out of the total of 431 class 5 students from 57 government schools in Srinagar, only 56 students constituting less than 13 percent of the total students scored less than 30 percent while over 30 percent of them managed to get more than 75 percent score in the mathematics test.

While more than 35 percent class 5 students scored 75 percent, less than 8 percent scored below 30 percent in the language test.

40 percent and 52 percent class 3 students in the mathematics and language tests respectively, scored above 75 percent, the survey has found.