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National Student Assessment (NSA) 2015 of Grades 3 & 5 Students in Primary Education under ADB Loan LOAN-2761 BAN: PEDP-III

November, 2015 – January, 2016

Directorate of Primary Education (DPE)

Government of Bangladesh (GOB)

completed

Description of Project: The DPE is implementing the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP3) from July 2011 to June 2017 funded jointly by GoB and 10 DPs (co-financiers: ADB, WB, EU, DFID, SIDA, CIDA, UNICEF, Aus-AID, JICA and GPE). In PEDP3, there is a scope to carry out NSA in 2011, 2013 & 2015. The NSA 2015 is going to be implemented on 14 November 2015. The findings of NSA 2015 will provide critical evidence of the efficacy of PEDP3 interventions to improve quality primary education and student learning outcomes in cognitive and other skills.

Description of actual services provided by DPDS in the assignment:

The actual services of the national student assessment were to measure the learning outcomes of the pupils of grades 3 and 5 Bangla language and Mathematics. The National Student Assessment findings feed into planning and management of the primary education sub-sector, especially curriculum and instructional materials, including textbook development and teacher education. The application of National Assessment results in teacher education improved academic supervision and classroom teaching and learning. The findings of the assessment also contributed to formulate reforms in primary education and to improve the efficiency of the system.
In response to the need to facilitate the findings of NSA 2015 to provide critical evidence of the efficacy of the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP-3) interventions to improve quality primary education and student learning outcomes in cognitive and other skills. DPDS helped to conduct of the NSA 2015 around 1200 schools from 64 Upazila all over the country on 14 November 2015. Consistent with these efforts, a component project Administration of National Student Assessment (NSA) 2015 within the L2761-BAN (SF) were implemented to assist the GoB to measure the learning outcomes of the pupils of grades 3 and 5 Bangla language and Mathematics.