From 45% in 2017 to 50% in 2017, the proportion of students who can solve simple addition and subtraction sums has also increased.
Yavatmal: A report released on Wednesday revealed that Yavatmal, which was one of the low-performing districts (LPDs) in Maharashtra based on the results of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2017 and the Mid-Term Achievement Survey (MTAS) conducted in November 2022, had improved.
A graph of students’ performance in languages, math, and environmental studies from classes III and V showed a significant improvement, according to the report.
The MTAS report revealed that, compared to 2017, a total of 63% of Class III students from Yavatmal schools can now read printed scripts on classroom walls, such as poems and charts. In addition, from 45% in 2017, 50% of students now have the ability to solve simple addition and subtraction sums. In contrast to mathematics, which showed only a slight improvement in some tasks, the performance graph for Class V students has shown more improvement in language skills. According to the MTAS report, the percentage of Class V students who can read text with comprehension has significantly increased from 49 percent in 2017 to 62 percent. But from 50% in 2017, only 30% of students now have the ability to read and write numbers greater than 1,000.
The effectiveness of the students in various subjects is gauged using mean units. In the MTAS report, it rose for Class III in mathematics to 58 from 53 and for languages to 63 from 59 (in 2017). In Class V, it increased from 49 to 62 in languages and from 41 to 46 in mathematics.
SCERT and the District Institute of Education and Teachers (DIET) began focusing on enhancing the student’s educational experiences after Yavatmal was designated an LPD. Yavatmal DIET’s district coordinator, Dr. Ramesh Raut, stated, “We appointed block-level coordinators, which was essentially a network of proactive teachers, to prepare a roadmap for improved MTAS outcomes. Innovative teaching strategies were developed to boost students’ Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) skills through educational games, and question banks were created for practice exams so that efforts could be redirected.