As schools up to intermediate level have again been closed due to the spread of coronavirus across Tamil Nadu, the much anticipated timing of common assessment exams for students studying from class 6 is unlikely. to class 8 takes place.
The placement test was to be held for all subjects including languages from January 5 to 11 for grades 6 to 8 in public and government-subsidized schools.
However, a senior official in the school education department told DT Next on Monday that with schools closed indefinitely due to the third wave of coronavirus, conducting exams would be difficult.
According to him, about 19 lakh students reportedly appeared for the exams to give a clear picture of each student’s academic level, including both their subject knowledge and also their preparation.
“The exams would have benefited teachers to identify slow learners, and give them special attention so that all portions could be covered in time for their transition to the higher standard,” he pointed out.
Stating that the questionnaires for the assessment test have already been prepared by the experts and are ready to be sent to all schools in the state, the official said that the authorities plan to at least distribute the questionnaires to the students, may – be on their doorstep. or come to school and pick it up following all standard operating procedures (SOPs) if exams cannot be held in the future.
However, the official pointed out that the government wants to hold revision tests for students in classes 10 and 12 in the third week of this month, according to plan.
“Since there were no physical lessons for class 1 to class 9, many schools will have enough space to carry out the revision test for pupils of the board exam following the Covid protocol”, he said, adding that the government is also committed to holding the council review in May and for which a notification will be issued soon.
The official said that the school’s annual exams for class 9 students will be decided based on the pandemic situation. “If in case there is a lockdown due to the third wave of coronavirus, the declaration of all passes for these students will be decided by the government,” he added.