Elementary students under government mapping
In order to give a fillip to implementation of Right to Education in the State, the School and Mass Education Department has come up with a draft road map for continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) at elementary stage. The scheme is expected to be implemented from 2013-14 academic year.
The objective of CCE is to develop a school-based internal assessment system for monitoring students’ learning and progress regularly. It will also identify each child’s difficulties so that remedial measures for improvement can be provided to him/her. Periodical assessment of the child’s learning level and progress in all dimensions of his personality and holistic development have also been emphasised in the scheme.
The road map has been prepared through a series of consultations, workshops and seminars with national-level experts, representatives of stake-holders and technical experts. The components of the scheme include formulation of framework for implementation of CCE, preparation of packages for training of teachers, preparation of teachers’ manual and preparation of formats for progress report cards.
The State Government has advised the department to include physical education and outdoor games and sports in the system of evaluation. Official sources said Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik has also advised the department to create conducive environment for raising competitive spirit among the teachers. The teachers should be oriented towards computer-based teaching learning methods so that they can remain up-to-date and motivate students for learning through computers.
The department has been advised to develop a software which would enable the teachers to upload the information about the school and its whole range of activities. The department has also been asked to develop web-enabled monitoring system for all schools.
Besides, models for evaluation of performances of schools by a third party evaluator will be developed which can suggest models for improvement for each school. The department has been directed to prepare the detailed modalities and action plan with these inclusions.