Mysuru: To mark three years of successful implementation of the National Education Policy-2020, the National Testing Service-
India (NTS-I), Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru, is hosting a 15-day national marathon on ‘Question item writing in five Indian languages, literature and linguistics in online mode’ from August 28. The marathon is organized for professors, lecturers, school teachers, and research scholars who are engaged in teaching–learning of Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, and Telugu. The participants are taking part in this online marathon from government or government-aided/autonomous institutions and universities across India.
This workshop will help create nationwide consensus and awareness about the scientific methods of testing and evaluation among stakeholders and also enhance the professional skills of practicing teachers and would be teachers in the areas of language, literature, and linguistics. The present online marathon will continue up to September 11.
In the first two days of this workshop, the faculties of NTS-I will train the participants on the topics of basic concepts of testing & amp; evaluation, GFR : Language, GFR : literature, item type (Objective),
item iype (Subjective), introduction to dimensional problems (Language & amp; literature), and item input interface. Based on the above concepts and paradigms, each participant will make 20 question items every day.
In this online marathon, a total of 131 assistant professors and research scholars of Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, and Telugu languages from various universities, colleges, and research institutes across India are participating in this workshop. Dr. Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer-in-charge, NTS-I is coordinating this online marathon under the patronage of Prof. Shailendra Mohan, Director, CIIL.