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EI announces results of its national-level annual scholastic test


Bangalore : Educational Initiatives (EI), one of India’s leaders in the education space, has recently announced the results of its national-level annual scholastic test – ASSET Talent Search (ATS) for the academic year 2015-16.

The Talent Search has recognised 725 students in the age group of 11 to 14 years as the best and the brightest ASSET Talent Scholars from 25 cities across India and UAE. Amongst all cities, the largest number of Scholars (176) is from Bangalore, followed by Mumbai (83) and Delhi (81).

Launched in August 2014, ATS is a revolutionary talent recognition programme. It identifies the finest scholastic talents across India in Mathematics, Science and English through a national-level annual scholastic test. The selected Scholars are provided an opportunity to undergo university-level learning workshops and qualify for globally recognised gifted-children programmes in US Universities. Some of the programmes are Northwestern University CTD, Renzulli Creativity Program, NSGT’s Summer Institute for the gifted (SIG) and GERI STAR Program of Purdue University.

Speaking about the achievers, Srini Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. said: “This year, we have received great participation for the Talent Search. I commend all the participants for their hard work and congratulate all the Scholars. At a selection ratio of 1:430 nationally, being a Scholar is a great achievement indeed. We look forward to a great future for these bright sparks.”

The ASSET Talent Search programme is an extension of ASSET (Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing) from EI. ASSET is a scientifically designed diagnostic test, which identifies strengths and weaknesses of individual students in subjects such as English, Maths and Science. Students in the 90th percentile and above are offered to appear for ASSET Talent Search – an advanced-level test.

This year, more than 80 Scholars across India and UAE have registered for the ASSET Summer Program. Starting from 8th May 2016, this is a 21-day residential, academic enrichment program for advanced learning, designed to provide students with a balance of an educational, cultural and recreational experience. The courses of the programme are carefully curated by a team of professionals to expose students to a university-style learning model through many exceptional subjects such as Light/LED/Stars, Neuroscience, Science – Evolution and Genetics, Engineering, and Global Politics and Foreign Policy.

Educational Initiatives (EI) provides technology-based solutions to enable children to learn with understanding through Assessments, Benchmarking and Adaptive Learning. EI products – ASSET, Mindspark and Detailed Assessment, have been appreciated by over 2.5 million students from 3000 schools in India and abroad.

Additionally, EI partners with Corporate CSR bodies, International Foundations and Governments to conduct large scale projects on learning outcomes, capacity creation and educational research. EI participates in various national policy advisory boards and has received multiple national and international awards on innovation in education. (ANI-BusinessWire)

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