Wednesday, 22 January 2020

State Learning Assessment Survey (SLAS) in Telangana Government School Students

State Learning Assessment Survey (SLAS) in Telangana Government  School Students


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At the National level, NCERT has been conducting National Assessment  Surveys with results reporting at State level. The States/UTs use this information to know about learning at District and sub-district levels for taking appropriate interventions and to ensure accountability. A number of states, including Sikkim, have made a good beginning in this regard.

It is in this context that MHRD has taken the initiative to support States/ UTs to undertake this exercise in order to track their learning levels, fix accountability at appropriate level and take mid-course correction in planning and revise interventions accordingly.

Systemic accountability with respect to children’s learning levels is one of the major contemporary agendas for elementary education. Through assessment we can delineate the area of challenge, and provide support where required, to schools, teachers and students for improving learning.

Thus, with increasing focus on learning assessment and outcomes in government education system, it is pertinent that States/UTs conduct their own State Learning Assessment  Survey (SLAS) in order to acquire an informed picture of trends in learning level of students within each State and at the same time promote intra state comparisons.


It has been decided by the State Samagra Shiksha to conduct State Level Assessment Survey(SLAS) for the students of classes VIII & IX of all Government, Local body, Aided, KGBVs, TS Model Schools and TS Residential School in Telangana State.

The proposed date for conduct of SLAS exam for all the students of VIII & IX classes of Government, Local body, Aided, KGBVs, TS Model Schools and TS Residential School is 30-01-2020.

The Exam is OMR based with Tow Hours duration and the timing will be common for both VIII & IX classes.

The question papers will be in the form of booklet basing on medium & first language.

WHY SLAS?

Learning aAssessment  of children is a matter of concern to all those who are working towards improvement in the field of education at the elementary level. Assessment  is marked as one of the most important indicators of success of the teaching learning process in our schools. As SSA aims at providing quality education to all children at elementary level for the age group 6 – 14 years, Assessment  survey on sample basis becomes an indicator of the status of children. This, in turn, provides all stake holders with the necessary information required for the way ahead.

SLAS also takes into account different factors ( home environment, education and occupation of the parents, physical facilities available in the school, educational and professional qualification of teachers, in-service training status of the teachers and availability & uses of teaching aids in the class room) to know more about the child and the determinants/ hurdles in his/her progress. Thus, enabling the government to undertake informed interventions in the Assessment  process of the education of a child to provide him/her the necessary guidance to grow in the desired direction.

Objectives of the Study:

To study the Assessment  levels in terms of prescribed academic standards in curricular subjects among the students of classes VIII & IX in UPS & HSs.
To study the effect of background variables such as Home, Teacher and School on the Assessment levels.
To study the Assessment  levels with reference to medium of instruction; location of schools; school management; different social groups; gender;

Design of the Study

To assess the learning levels / level of academic Assessment  of students of Classes III and VIII of Andhra Pradesh, Survey method is adopted. It is a normative study which attempts to assess the present status, reasons and also suggests measures for improvement.

Curricular Subjects considered for the Study:

UPS & HS (Class VIII & IX): Telugu, English, Maths, Science and Social studies

Activities to be taken up on 29-01-2020 at center level:


  1. To Orient the students on OMR by guiding the students to read the instructions on pag no.2 of OMR sheet before filing and on filling the information in section A of OMR Sheet.
  2. The information in the blocks are to be filled with Blue or Black Ball Point pen only and the respective circles under the blocks are to be darkened neatly with blue or black ball point pen only
  3. UDISE code – Use 11 Digit UDISE code of the school.
  4. Section – The section (A/B/C/ etc. ) in which the students studying is to be filled. If only single section is there in a class, then they have to mark as section A.
  5. Student Roll No – Roll Number of the student for the month of January 2020 shall be filled.
  6. Class – The class in which the student is studying is to be filled.Medium – Medium of instruction has to be filled.
  7. Unique code- Unique code of the student generated in the chld info website is provided through nominal rolls shall be used for filling.
  8. To ensure 100% attendance of the students of 8th & 9th classes on the day of SLAS.
  9. The chief superintendents to make all preliminary arrangements at center level and orientation to invigilator on filing up of OMR.



On the day fo SLAS 30-01-2020:


  1. Storage point custodian shall withdraw confidential materil at 8:30 AM
  2. Invigilators have to report to center by 9:3 AM and be available in halls with OMR, attendance sheet and absentees statement.
  3. Invigilators have to ensure that the students shall fill the section A of OMR sheet in proper way and also see that the OMR sheet shall not be folded or tear.
  4. Invigilators orient the students about the instructions given in page number II of OMR sheet for filling of section –B.
  5. Allow the students to hall by 10:30AM
  6. Issued of OMR sheets to fill up preliminary information in section –A by th students from 10:30 AM to 11 AM
  7. Distribute question paper booklet to the students sharp by 11 AM
  8. The duration of SLAS is 2 Hours ie. 11 AM to 1 PM
  9. The invigilator has to collect all OMR sheets and question paper boolet from the students at 1PM
  10. The students shall not be allowed to leave the hall till 1 PM.



State Learning Achievement Survey (SLAS) in Telangana Government  School Students

Total test items for class VIII & IX in each subject: 70 (30 Anchor items and 40 New items)


Class VIII & IX: Telugu test booklet (Multiple test items) 2 test forms
Each test form 50 Items (30 anchor items and 20 new items

Class VIII & IX: English test booklet (Multiple test items) 2 test forms
Each test form 50 items (30 anchor items and 20 new items

Class VIII & IX:Mathematics test booklet (Multiple test items) 2 test forms
Each test form 50 items (30 anchor items and 20 new items

Class VIII & IX: Science test booklet (Multiple test items) 2 test forms
Each test form 50 items (30 anchor items and 20 new items

Class VIII & IX: Social Studies test booklet (Multiple test items) 2 test forms
Each test form 50 items (30 anchor items and 20 new items


Item Analysis:

Initially 12 tools consisting of 440 test items were prepared. These items were subjected to careful scrutiny and critical judgments by a panel of academic experts from SCERT. Each item was critically examined for defects. Then this questionnaire was administered in the Pilot study conducted in the first week of November, 2014 in Krishna District. After completion of pilot study the test items were standardized based on the difficulty value and discrimination value. 

Item Difficulty: 

Difficulty of a test item refers to the percentage of students who gave correct responses to a given test. The level of difficulty was determined using the following formula.

P = (Nr/Nt) × 100 where 
P – percentage of students who answered the test items correctly. 
Nr – Number of students who answered the test items correctly. 
Nt – Total number of students who attempted to answer the test item. 

In most of the cases, the percentage clustered around 50 percent level. On the basis of this analysis, too easy and too difficult test items were deleted in the final form of the questionnaire.


Procedure for Data Collection Administering of Tools

Three Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs were selected as Field investigators and were trained. They were not allotted for data collection in their cluster to avoid bias.
Due care is taken to execute the test for CwSN students going by the categories of disabilities: scribes for blind students, provision of supportive facilities and execution of separate test booklets.
Professors/ Lecturers from SCERT were drafted as observer for the smooth conduct of testing tools.
Download SCERT Proceedings on SLAS


Download SLAS Exam Conduct Instructions to HMs and Instructions

Download SLAS Exam Conduct Schedule
Download SLAS OMR Sheet
Download SLAS Exam Absentees Statement


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