Thursday, February 02, 2006


A lot of "learning" that happens in our schools and children today, turns out to be rote memorisation with very shallow introduction to ideas. To contribute meaningfully in tomorrow's world, students and schools need to shift from FACTS to SKILLS.

Educational Initiatives offers products and services that help to accurately measure learning, promote self-learning in children and empower educators and school leaders.

EI's flagship offering is ASSET - a diagnostic test for students of classes 3 to 12 - which helps pinpoint their strengths and weakness and also provides a benchmarks with their peers. Over 1 lakh students from 550 schools across India, the Gulf, Singapore and Nepal have taken ASSET since 2001. With a database of over 10 million student responses, ASSET is a unique repository of the state of learning in India today.

This December it will be 4 years since the ASSET tests were launched. If ASSET were just a test, there would be nothing very special about this. But ASSET is more - it is an attempt to genuinely understand what children need to learn? What they are learning well? And what they are not? What are the causes? And how the problems if any, can be solved? ASSET is an attempt to genuinely understand the above mentioned questions... More..

ASSET is a unique test that gives you specific feedback that helps you to improve. With a detailed analysis of performance on the different skills in different subjects. This information gives a clear picture of strengths and weaknesses and helps the student focus on improvement. An overall analysis of how the student has performed based on the difficulty level of the questions is also provided. But How does a student interpret the ASSET Results!!!! Let's begin our journey into the analysis which will answer some of your questions. More..

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