Commissioner of School Education K. Sandhya Rani has claimed that the reforms introduced in the education sector in the State have paid off.

In a statement released here on Wednesday, Ms. Rani said the outcome of the National Achievement Survey (NAS) for Class 10 conducted by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) showed that Andhra Pradesh was in the second position after Delhi at the national-level.

The survey was conducted in February this year for government, government-aided and private schools. A total of 1.544 million students across 44,514 schools in 610 districts in the country participated in the largest-ever survey of student achievements for Class 10. Students were assessed in mathematics, science, social science, English and modern Indian language.

Ms. Rani said among States, Delhi performed the best with 45.65 % average score in five subjects, following by Andhra Pradesh (44.6 %), Goa (44.1 %) and Karnataka (43.7 %).

She said according to the NAS assessment report released by the Union Minister of HRD Prakash Javadekar, Andhra Pradesh was on top in mathematics and general science while in social science and in English, it was in the fifth place.

The Commissioner attributed it to the reforms, the teacher training programmes, reforms in exam system and implementation of effective steps to ensure quality teaching.

State vindicated

Referring to reports appearing in a section of media on the ‘falling standards of education in schools’, she said: “We stand vindicated. The NAS has proved that the AP Education system is on the right path.”

She said the Department would continue to strive hard and achieve even better result at the national-level in future.

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