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Two lakh teachers in Chhattisgarh to be provided training

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Major changes in training programme

Raipur, August 23

To improve the quality of education across the state in an equitable manner there is need for standards in teacher practice and assessments and to monitor learning outcomes from the school to the state level. With this vision an Assessment Centre has been set up under SCERT which will become the axis of curriculum reform.

MHRD has sanctioned Rs 48 cr for the functioning of this centre.

The basis for the assessment centre was laid with the State Level Assessments (SLA) which was held this year as the annual year ending exam for grades I-VIII for all subjects.

This initiative was a first of its kind in the country and will help the government of Chhattisgarh to develop its education map of learning levels in the State and to use assessments as a diagnostic and pedagogy tool to improve learning levels.

What was different about these SLA? Normally no State conducts student assessments till grade VIII as standardized or full cohort assessments. Centralized tests such as this SLA will help bring in common standards for of evaluation.

The design for the SLA was finalized in a workshop held by the Department of School Education at SCERT from 10-11 January this year. 200 people from schools, DIETS, cluster, block, SCERT, SamgraShishksha and 20 partnering organisations and consultants were present in this workshop.

The Assessment Centre was launched on 19th August with a 4-day orientation workshop involving 100 stakeholders selected from the State, by Gaurav Dwivedi (IAS) Principal Secretary Education, P. Dayanand (IAS) Mission Director Samagraha Shiksha and Director SCERT, Saurabh Kumar (IAS), Joint Secretary, Sunita Jain, Additional Director SCERT.

On the occasion of the workshop inauguration Gaurav Dwivedi explained the objective of the Assessment Centre – “Every child in the state should have equal opportunities for learning with access to the best resources. These opportunities should not be limited to schools in the urban areas only but should reach rural and remote regions too. Although emphasis is being given on learning outcomes by academic institutions, how these are being transacted in the field at a classroom level shows that there is a gap between policy and practice. Therefore, till the time time this gap is not filled, the difference is not overcome, students will miss out on the right to quality education which supports learning with understanding and not rote learning. In the coming days our assessment centre will develop common standards which will also align teacher training material, study material, classroom practice and assessments for better educational outcomes in the state”.

The Assessment Centre will create standards for teacher practice at a classroom level, including lesson plans, teaching strategies, competency based learning outcomes framework, evaluation from formative assessments, question papers, training programmes which are designed and delivered keeping the classroom need and challenges, report cards, assessment schedules and research.

The workshop was organised and arranged by attended by participants who will manage and drive activities of the Centre going forward – handpicked teachers from the State, subject matter experts from SCERT, Samagrah Shiskha, NIC, DPI, and assessment and evaluation experts. The activities of the workshop were conducted with the help of consultants and experts working with the State. Renu Punhani, Dr Neena Jha, Charu Malhotra, Ajay Kumar, Shruti Sharma, Anand Prakash, Som Shekhar were the key domain experts who conducted the workshop along with their supporting teams from KPMG, Edique and NIC respectively.

With the SLA the state had introduced the use of technology to do data analysis of learning outcomes at student- level, class-level, school-level along with District and State levels and evaluation which will be used for remediation to improve student learning levels and mobile applications for teachers to access the assessment data of their students.

Around 1.2 cr assessments papers of 30 lakhs students from 38000 schools were analyzed with analytics and technology tools. Going forward continuous analysis of data from the assessments will be done. The evaluation will also be used for action research which will be done under this assessment centre involving the practitioners themselves including school teachers, SCERT subject matter experts and CTE and ISE.

This research will provide evidence based case studies to continue the development and training work in the centre to improve teacher performance and student learning levels. As a result of such deep research and analysis success stories and achievement of our students and teachers in the state will be documented and shared periodically. This will help motivate all the stakeholders in our education system.

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