Student Learning in the Metros 2006

Question-wise Performance

32,000 students from class 4, 6 and 8 were tested on their key concepts in English, Mathematics and Science.

Main Study - A special design called 'rotated test papers' was used for the purpose of the study. Multiple-choice questions of known difficulty levels were selected from past the ASSET papers. There were two sets of papers for each class with some common questions. This means each student, in a way, wrote only half the test. This was done to allow a larger range of competencies to be tested without making the test too long.

Secondary Study - A 'secondary study' was designed to understand student learning across classes. The same paper was given to class 4, 6 and 8. Some of the questions in the test were from an international test known as 'Trends in International Maths and Science Study' (TIMSS). For these questions, the performance of students from 43 countries from around the world was known. This was used to benchmark learning in our top schools with international levels.

Select the desired subject, class & paper to view student performance on every question.
Main Study English
Class 4
Class 6
Class 8
Paper 1
Paper 2
Secondary Study Maths and Science, classes 4,6,8

A copy of the test papers can be downloaded from