The Delhi government on Friday introduced new assessment guidelines for public, government-funded and recognized unaided schools in the nation’s capital, in which students will now be assessed for the impact of mindset programs on their behavior, as well as other school subjects.
This will complement the assessment standards that already exist and are based on extracurricular and academic activity.
This academic year, the government of Kejriwal has changed the assessment criteria and in the future, students will also be assessed on their skills in addition to their knowledge of key courses. The integration of skills assessments acquired in these programs is primarily intended to emphasize the growth of social, ethical and emotional capacities in addition to cognitive capacities. These goals are consistent with the pedagogy and goals of the Mindset Studies curriculum as envisioned in the 2020 NEP.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said in a statement: “In order to prepare students for real-world challenges in a world driven by information and technology and to maximize their innate potential, schools must prioritize competency-based skills. “The new assessment standards will also motivate students to contribute to the advancement of society. As the program has been in use for some time, it should be included in the evaluation process for the time being. In addition, no weighting of the marks obtained will be calculated for the promotion of a pupil in the next higher class”, he added. be assessed for the Deshbhakti and Entrepreneurship Mindset programs. It should be noted here that the students of class 11 will have an additional criterion of evaluation, which is their participation in the Business Blasters.
Further detailing the assessment procedure, Sisodia added that “question papers will be set up in such a way that students will be required to answer questions based on the application of the concepts of this program in real/unfamiliar situations. .
Along with this, he said that students will also have unique project work based on the curriculum.
“This new assessment process will further strengthen students’ critical thinking and analytical skills. It will also help them get rid of the need for rote learning methods that create undue and unnecessary stress in students during exams. “, added Sisodia.
In accordance with the new assessment guidelines from the Department of Education, during the 2022-23 academic session, the mid-term exam will take place in September/October and the Common Annual School Examination (CASE) will take place in February March. The questions for the midterm exam will be defined in the syllabus expected to be covered until the midterm exam. The questions for the annual examinations will be set from the syllabus as prescribed by the CBSE and the Directorate of Education, Delhi. In addition, mid-term, pre-boarding and annual review questionnaires should be set up to assess understanding, skills and other required skills. The pattern of questions, especially in the secondary and upper secondary classes, should be the same as the questions asked in the CBSE Board examinations.
The new guidelines indicate that more competency-based questions or questions assessing the application of concepts in real/unknown situations will be part of the quiz during mid-term, pre-registration and annual exams.
The result of each exam will be analyzed and difficult topics/chapters in different subjects will be identified to organize remedial and enrichment programs.
In addition, a summary of the analysis of results by class and by subject should be prepared and retained to serve as input for academic enrichment and for remedial purposes.
Finally, reviews should be conducted in a way that minimizes the risk of copying, favouritism, injustice and victimization.
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