Assessment every month at the primary and upper primary levels by February: Principal Secretary School Education: Webinars organized on What, Why and How of New Assessment
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Saturday, 17 October 2020:
Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. Alok Shukla got information from District Education Officers in the webinar organized on the new assessment of what, why and how at the primary and higher secondary level. Principal Secretary Dr. Shukla said that the assessment will be done every month till February. For children who are studying online or offline, they also discussed their problem suggestion with DMC. Directed the District Education Officers to carry out continuous monitoring to improve the assessment process.
Talking through the webinar, Dr. Alok Shukla said that despite the Corona epidemic, many innovations were made by teachers for children's education. The state also conducted frequent online and offline classes so that no child could be deprived of studies. He said that the impact of these innovative efforts on children's learning is that all of us and the government want to know this. For this, a new assessment process has been adopted. The process of new assessment is very important, simple, flexible and formative, based on efficiency rather than rote. Competencies are determined class-wise, subject-wise, based on learning outcoms.
The skills of all the classes of a subject are the same, but the difficulty level of the class increases. In this process, four levels have been determined in place of digits. Different smileys are created at each level.
The first level - needs help, the second level - basic understanding, the third level - performs as expected and the fourth level - deep understanding. This type of assessment shows at what level of learning the child is based on which the upcoming strategy can be decided.
How to assess children, how to enter the data obtained from the assessment. A 7-minute video was also demonstrated in this regard and the questions of all the District Education Officers and DMC of the state present in the webinar were resolved.
On the occasion, Director of State Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Shri D. Rahul Venkat, Additional Director Shri R.N. Singh, Joint Director Dr. Yogesh Shivhare along with academic members of NIC and SCERT were present.