Highlighting the need to improve the quality of education in the state, Education Minister Vinod Tawde stated that three tests will be conducted in an academic year in state board schools, out of which one will be on the lines of common board exam.
“We are planning to conduct three tests a year. Two would be internal tests and one basic test. This is to understand quality of the education imparted to the students. We will help schools improve their performance by taking appropriate measures,” Tawde said during the Question Hour in the LC.
Tawde said the RTE Act has been misinterpreted due to which a number of schools have stopped conducting tests. “The RTE has not said anything about not conducting exams. It has asked not to fail wards and promote them in the next class.
However, it is also mentioned that schools should give additional coaching to weak students. If there is misunderstanding about schools not conducting exams, we will send them instructions,” he said.