The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has asked all the schools under it to conduct model test through online/offline mode for the students of Classes X, XI and XII.

The Nagaland board advised the schools having online facilities to conduct the model test online.

Model test/online test will be conducted for the students of Classes X, XI and XII from December 2020 to February 5, 2021, by the registered institutions, the Board said in a notification on Thursday.

It said questions/test items for model test should be set for the total full marks as prescribed in the reduced syllabi in all the subjects.

All the activities carried out for model, preparatory test and assessment must be recorded subject-wise by the teacher concerned, it said.

It said the model test/preparatory assignments should be conducted within the reduced syllabus. Besides the reduced syllabus, students can also be encouraged to have intensive study of the prescribed course for their career progression, it added.

The board asked the schools to plan to conduct the model test in batches/parts in the form of giving assignments/questions in batches/parts through online or offline mode.

Questions that can be answered by the students without taking much time such as multiple choice questions or short answer questions should be used in the model test.

Similarly, different forms of questions prepared as per the design of the question paper issued by the Board can be considered for the model test.

The Board has come out with the blueprint of the question papers for each subject for the 2021 Board examinations of HSLC and HSSLC and Class XI Promotion.

The blueprint of the question papers will be made available on the Board’s website: www.nbsenagaland.com.

The notification said the heads of institutions must inform the subject teachers to go through the blueprint of different subjects and prepare the questions to assess/evaluate the students.

The question papers of HSLC 2021, HSSLC 2021 and Class XI Promotion Examination 2021 will be based on the blueprint being made available.

It said the schools should ensure that the teachers are acquainted with the given blueprint of their respective subject and the test items are prepared accordingly for the Model Test.

The board said the schools must ensure that the teacher prepares the different forms of questions to be sent in batches/parts ahead of time, which are as per the design of the question paper.

The schools have been asked to inform their students to send their answers honestly, whether it be online or offline mode.

For schools not having connectivity, photocopy of the typed questions can be given to the students and the answers collected back at a specified time in batches.

While carrying out the distribution and collection of hard copies of the model test, the schools must take all generic preventive measures outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the context of Covid-19 issued by the government from time to time.

The Board reminded that the schools must assess and record the activities conducted under internal assessment areas as per the given guidelines for the different subjects, referring the reduced syllabi.

It said after the submission of answers by the students through online/offline mode, the answers must be checked by the subject teachers.

The marks secured by the students in the model test should be entered in the given specified forms along with the internal marks, and emailed to the designated email IDs.

All the schools have been directed to conduct the model test and submit their results individually.

The board also asked the schools to plan to keep on tracking the learning outcomes of their students and prepare them for the board examinations of Class X, XII and promotion examination of Class XI.

The teachers should make all possible efforts to identify the students’ progress, deficit area of learning and provide/assist guidance and support, the NBSE said.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com