Vyjayanthi Sankar

About Vyjayanthi Sankar

Vyjayanthi Sankar is the Founder and Executive Director for Centre for Science of Student Learning (www.cssl.in) and CSSL Global Pvt Limited. A Fulbright Humphrey fellow (2013-14) and an Ashoka fellow (2015-16), Vyjayanthi founded CSSL in 2015 with the mission to build capacity for high quality assessments and research into the science of student learning. CSSL works with MHRD and several state governments to revolutionise their approach to learning assessments. A Leading Education, Assessment and Management expert, Vyjayanthi regularly consults at the global level for the Brookings Institution, The World Bank and UNICEF and the Learning Metric Task Force. Prior to CSSL, as Founder Vice President of Educational Initiatives Large Scale Assessment Division (2003-13), Vyjayanthi pioneered Large Scale Learning Achievement studies in South Asia with nearly 90 research and assessment projects covering 15 million students and teachers. She is a member of Govt. of India’s working group (2016) for defining learning outcomes for Indian children. She is an expert member for the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation Secretariat’s SEA-PLM, a regional learning assessment for South East Asia. Vyjayanthi also supports the Learning Metric Task Force Learning Champions and advises 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa for Learning Assessments. Vyjayanthi is also a key member in the international group on “Measuring what matters in the 21st century”. She was member of Govt. of India’s SSA Joint Review Mission in 2014 & 16, and advisory board member for the Educational Survey Division of NCERT in 2012. Vyjayanthi co-authored the ‘National Strategy Paper for Educational Assessments’ by TSG, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India and regularly presents in prestigious international forums like the NCME and ILTE.

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