A six-member team comprising the director of State Council for Education Research and Training (SCERT), Chennai, visited National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) for a two-day meeting on December 1 and 2 at Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru.
In his presidential remarks, Prof D G Rao, Director, CIIL discussed about the extension of the NTS-I activities to other disciplines of education, besides language subjects in future.
Dr Rameswaramurugan, Director, SCERT, said that his council is developing worksheets on continuous comprehensive evaluation and wanted them validated by the NTS-I. He also insisted NTS-I to develop benchmarks for assessing the students learning achievement from 1st to 12th standard, besides educating them how to write analytical and interpretive questions in an innovative way.
Resource persons of NTS-I and the former academicians of CIIL, Prof V Gnanasundaram, Prof Sam Mohanlal, Prof N Nadaraja Pillai and Dr M Balakumar participated in the discussion and suggested their view points on language teaching, learning and testing.
Dr L Ramamoorthy, Officer In-charge, NTS-I, coordinated the meeting under the overall guidance of Prof D G Rao, Director CIIL.