Monday, March 11, 2013

Now, learning level assessment for Govt school students

Now, learning level assessment for Govt school students


If everything goes as planned, learning level assessment will be developed to evaluate the performance of students in Classes I to V in Government primary schools of the State,” said Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan State project director and additional secretary PS Jangpangi on Monday.
Jangpangi inspected some schools of four districts — Pauri, Rudraprayag, Haridwar and Chamoli accompanied by department officers including additional director RK Kunwar, joint director in-charge Pravindra Bisht and others between October 4 and 6. They reviewed execution of Midday Meal Scheme, construction works and other SSA schemes with the district project officers.
Jangpangi expressed disappointment over lack of basic knowledge of languages among some students of Classes I to V after interacting with them. According to him, some students did not know how the alaphabets properly, couldn’t count, add or subtract correctly.
When teachers were asked about the reason for students’ poor performance in their schools, they replied that these students did not attend classes regularly. Students are promoted in the next class as they can’t be failed in the primary school under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Following this, Jangpangi has decided to develop learning level assessment to evaluate the performance of students in Classes I to V in Government primary schools. In the first stage, students will be assessed by their teachers. Based on teachers’ report, Cluster Resource Centre coordinators will be directed to evaluate the performance of students.
Later block resource coordinator, block education officer, district education officer (basic), deputy director, joint director, additional director and director will be directed to evaluate student performance randomly. The education department will prepare questions for these students. Teachers will be directed to improve students’ performance by giving them extra time and ensure that the performance reaches government standards within two months.
Bisht said that he inspected 19 schools of Chamoli district and observed that student attendance was almost hundred percent, food was cooked under MDMS as per government standards and construction works were under progress in these schools. Most of the school principals asked him how they would manage to MDMS at the prevailing cost of LPG cylinders. He told these principals that they would soon receive instructions from the education directorate on the issue.

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