Survey: Children in primary classes falling behind grade

Students in class 3rd and 5th performed the lowest in all three areas of study, which was carried out over September and October this year.

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A survey involving 1,502 students lined up at studying the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on school education has found, children in primary classes are falling behind their grade level in language and mathematical ability.

Mostly children are falling behind their grade level in writing or understanding English. However, students in class 3rd and 5th performed the lowest in all three areas of study, which was carried out over September and October this year.

The study said, “Word identification, proper pronunciation, correct spelling, reading dynamics, writing accuracy, building comprehension abilities ad fluency and creativity in expression should be made integral to curriculum planning and delivery… Poverty of language skills in the formative and primary years of learning will have deleterious effects on overall learning in children.”

In writing English, 33 per cent of Class 3 children surveyed were found to be behind their class level and 5 per cent were “far below class level” (unable to fulfill abilities expected of students in grades lower than theirs), the study said. In Mathematics, 29 per cent of Class 3 students, 28 per cent of Class 5 students and 23 per cent of Class 8 students were found to be below-class level.

In writing in their mother tongue, 31 per cent of Class 3, 25 per cent of Class 5, and 21 per cent of Class 8 students were below-class level. Similarly, 6 per cent of Class 3, 8 per cent of Class 5 and 4 per cent of Class 8 students were “far below” class level.

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