The National Achievement Survey of NCERT — conducted across six districts, 230 schools and among 4,272 students in Delhi — revealed that Delhi students performed lower than the national average in most mathematical abilities, except for patterns and multiplication. Delhi students are at a score of 244 while the average national score is 252. In fact, among the 34 states and union territories surveyed, Delhi is among the lowest eight performers in language and lowest six in mathematics.
Astonishingly, Delhi boys gave girls a close contest with comparable scores in Maths performance and for rural and urban students, the difference is very slim. But interestingly, none of the groups could surpass national average.
Survey suggests that prime topics which students at elementary level dread the most are addition, subtraction, division, place value, measurement, geometry, money and data handling.
While at national level, average students scoring above 75% in the assessment is 39.2%, Delhi students lags behind at 33.9%. At the same time, the percentage of Delhi students who scored between 0- 35% is significantly higher (12.2%) than the national average of 8.7%.
Looking at these stats, we need to definitely take a step back and understand where schools are still lacking despite of world class technologies being used and help kids in best possible manner to ensure that a solid foundation for future is laid today
Cbse has gone tough on ragging and bullying in schools. It has laid fresh guidelines to curb such incidents. It is interesting to notice that cbse has suggested a graded response mechanism to address such cases of bullying. It further adds that a comprehensive list of guidelines may be incorporated for the school management with actions and penalties against such misconduct.
These actions may include verbal / written warning, suspension from attending of schools/classes , withholding of results, cancellation of school/ board results, imposition of fines and as strong as expulsion from school in case of rare circumstances.
Cbse has taken into consideration incidents like suicide attempt of a Bihar chief minister’s son after he was allegedly ragged in a school in Gwalior and many more such incidents. The board has also urged schools to keep a complaint/suggestion box to monitor feedback regularly. It further states that it is primarily a responsibility of schools to monitor and stop such incidents and implications of neglect will be penalized.
We realize that its a very positive move from cbse schools if they keep a strong check on such incidents and make schools an unbiased place to study cbse study material.
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