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Ramesh Pokhriyal launches new assessment framework for Classes 6 to 10

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New Delhi: Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Minister of Education, launched the framework and said the assessment aims to improve the overall learning outcomes of students mainly covering three subjects — English (reading), Science, and Maths.

It may be noted that the assessment is in tune and is based on the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 announced last year. The New Education Policy has envisaged for replacing rote learning with application based learning. The assessment is a step in that direction.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced a suggested competency-based assessment framework for classes 6-10 based on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Senior academicians have been for long stating that students should work on solving day-to-day problems rather than just learn by rote. In the first phase selected Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, UT Chandigarh and private schools across the country will participate in the programme which will be rolled out to all 25,000 CBSE schools in India by 2024, as per CBSE.

For implementing the same, the question papers and assessment modes will be changed in a phased-manner over three to four years.

The framework is the basis for a larger project exercise currently underway where 40 assessment designers, 180 test item writers and 360 master trainer mentors are being trained in using this framework to create a model question bank and collection of ideal lesson plans.As per the CBSE, this project will directly support 15 education leaders, 2,000 school principals; 15 senior government leaders; 180 test item writers; 360 master trainers which will further impact 25,000 CBSE schools that include 2,000 JNV’s and KV’s, 132,000 teachers and 20 million learners by 2024.

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