Andhra Pradesh launches customised English assessments for govt school students |

Feb14,2024



Vijayawada: A senior official announced that School Education Department The Government of Andhra Pradesh has launched a program to provide customized services in collaboration with Educational Testing Service (ETS) at Princeton University (USA). english assessment For students of classes 3 to 9 in all government schools across the state.
Principal Secretary, School Education, Praveen Prakash said the initiative aims to enhance the listening and speaking skills of students and prepare them for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
The Principal Secretary informed that it is mandatory for all government schools to conduct daily TOEFL classes for students of classes 3 to 9.
“These classes should give priority to the development of listening and speaking skills of students. State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) provided audio-visual (AV) materials to schools to support teachers in conducting TOEFL classes is, and this material should be actively used in the classrooms,” he instructed.
Praveen further explained that DEOs (District Education Officers) are responsible for monitoring the implementation of TOEFL classes and setting up a system to collect regular feedback from all stakeholders.
“DEOs will be held responsible for the successful implementation of the TOEFL program in their respective districts and any failure to conduct daily TOEFL classes will result in disciplinary action,” he said.
Elaborating on the importance of the programme, he said that the TOEFL program provides a valuable opportunity for students to strengthen their spoken English language skills and prepare for global opportunities. He urged all DEOs and RJDs (regional joint directors) to take necessary steps to ensure successful implementation of the program in their districts.



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