7 September 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board
The Central Board of Secondary Education has asked its affiliated schools to encourage students to participate in a national assessment programme in order to examine a student’s scientific temperament and aptitude. The assessment is a part of Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform (KAMP) developed by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies.
Launched in April this year, the programme will assess students’ knowledge on various subjects. Meant for students of classes 5 to 12, the programme can aid schools in identifying talented students in the primitive stage and nurture them in their areas of strength.
The outcome of the KAMP- National Assessment for Scientific Temperament and Aptitude (KAMP-NASTA) will provide a comprehensive assessment not only to the student participating in the assessment but also to the teachers, school, and parents.
The aim of the assessment is ’to identify and Capture Scientific and Technological temperament in students to make India Global Leader in the Field of Science, Technology and Humanities’.
KAMP-NASTA is meant for students in classes 5 to 10 in schools affiliated with CBSE or any other education board. Those schools that are interested in the assessment will need to enroll on the KAMP website. Each student will have to pay Rs. 400 as fee to their respective school.
The syllabus and scheme of examination for KAMP-NASTA is available online. The assessment report will be posted to schools and on their website. The assessment report will also come with an advisory report. Post assessment, National level, State level, and District level awards will be announced.