The AP government has signed an agreement with a US-based testing service to provide English assessments to government school students

Ayush Katiyar
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"We hope that students from government institutions will get top jobs on a global scale." "We are working towards that goal," Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was quoted in the release as saying.


The AP government has signed an agreement with a US-based testing service to provide English assessments to government school students


The government of Andhra Pradesh and Princeton-based Educational Testing Service (ETS) have signed an agreement to provide personalised English tests to students in government schools. According to a government news release issued on Friday, this agreement is aimed at strengthening the English language skills of lakhs of students, which could contribute to fostering academic achievement.


"We hope that students from government institutions will get top jobs on a global scale." "We are working towards that goal," Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was quoted in the release as saying.


He stated that the "noble initiative" is aimed at having a deep societal impact and revolutionising education in the state in order to pave the way for a brighter future.


ETS will test and certify English language proficiency in students from classes 3 to 10 across all government schools over a five-year period using the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Young Students Series assessments.


TOEFL Primary and TOEFL Junior standard tests will be used to assess English reading and listening skills in classes 3–5 and 6–9, respectively, while the TOEFL Junior Speaking Test will be used to assess English speaking skills in 10th-grade students.


Because the majority of the students are first-generation English learners, the individualised tests will assess their readiness to take certification exams.


ETS country manager Sachin Jain India stated that emphasising English language skills at a young age will better prepare students for long-term success, and he has witnessed personally the importance of English as a gateway to global prospects.


These English exams, according to Chief Minister Reddy, would be introduced at the intermediate education level in the future.