As students, parents and teachers take to digital learning, the need for assessments to determine actual learning progress has been raised by many. In a study conducted on 15,000 students by Educational Initiatives (EI), India’s leading edtech company, it was found that students who are assessed methodically on their basic learning concepts in every class, demonstrate greater engagement towards learning, apart from receiving feedback on their levels of understanding and standing compared to their peers. As self-learning gains more prominence in the new normal, EI has introduced an assessment solution – ASSET SUPERTEST – aimed at enabling both students and parents with a tool to evaluate learning in a timely manner.
Created by Harvard, IIT and IIM Alumni, ASSET SUPERTEST will focus on encouraging students by providing them with instant reports which measures their conceptual understanding, benchmarks them against their peers while offering remedial plans to understand the learning gaps and re-learn.
Before introducing the ASSET SUPERTEST, EI carried out an extensive study amongst 15,000 students from classes 3 to 10 in Maths, across all boards. The students were evaluated for their keenness in adopting an assessment-based learning methodology. The study revealed that there was 140% increase in the time spent by students taking these tests during the weekend that helped them self-evaluate their progress and re-learn basic concepts. The study further revealed that class 4 students have misconceptions about topics like fractions, measurement and data interpretation. Similarly, class 5 students have misconceptions related to arithmetic operations. The learnings from the study and EI’s experience in conducting assessments became the foundation for introducing ASSET SUPERTEST, to assess if children are actually learning, by addressing misconceptions and bridging learning gaps.
Commenting on the launch of ASSET SUPERTEST, Srini Raghavan, Co-Founder and CEO, Educational Initiatives said, “The Indian Education System has come a long way in the last two decades. However, the concept of rote learning still exists. The new National Education Policy (NEP) also talks about the urgent need to eliminate rote learning. Assessments which evaluate if children are actually learning with understanding are important. We have assessed over 15 million students during the last 20 years. This experience gives us an edge in edtech which has resulted in the launch ASSET SUPERTEST – weekly assessments for deeper learning without the pressure of exams. With ASSET SUPERTEST, parents and children will be able to understand the level of proficiency in the core concepts.”