This statewide exercise has been an annual feature for four years now and will continue.
Gunotsav is carried out state wide in two phases,
The assessment is conducted for over 52 lakh children of classes 2-8. In the first phase, self evaluation is done by covering 100% schools and is also known as Self Evaluation phase.
In the second phase, evaluation is done by 3000 senior government officials of Gujarat covering around 9000 schools. As a part of the exercise top IAS, IPS, IFS and other officers besides ministers went to the schools to access the parameters and grade them to evaluate the status of education in the state. Thus 25% of schools in each block (taluka) are assessed personally by senior Government bureaucrats and Class I & II officers.
The assessments conducted are consciously designed to test appropriate levels of conceptual understanding and their application by the children. Data from both phases is collated, compiled and analyzed by INDEXT B using latest information technology and the results are shared with stake holders enabling them to take appropriate action for the identified shortfalls. At the state level, Gunotsav visits yield valuable inputs and perspectives for policy making, along with identifying needs for making special efforts post Gunotsav.A