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J&K SCER&T devices Common format for recording of formative assessment under SAE&E scheme

J&K SCER&T devices Common format for recording of formative assessment under SAE&E scheme

Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, Oct 07 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (JKSCERT) have devised a ‘Common’ format for the recording of the formative assessment under the Student Assessment and Evaluation (SA&E) scheme up to Class 8th.

Formative assessment is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order to modify teaching and learning activities to improve student attainment.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), JKSCERT in a communique has said that the council earlier had notified SA&E scheme up to class 8th for all government and recognised schools in accordance with the provisions in National Education Policy-2020 and Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2019.

“Despite continuous orientation on the scheme by this Council, there was a continuous demand from the stakeholders to have a common format for the recording of the formative assessment and result sheet thereof,” it reads.

The communique further reads, “JKSCERT accordingly devised formats for; recording of formative assessment, Co-curricular Component and also devised result sheet which for wider dissemination to concerned Schools.”

The Council advised all DIET principals to disseminate the formats to concerned complex heads and schools to conduct orientation wherever required so that there may be no ambiguity among stakeholders.

JKSCERT earlier had said that under SA&E in accordance with the provisions in National Education Policy-2020 and Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2019 (Amended) for classes up to 8th has framed a timeline for the summer and winter zone schools of JKUT from Academic Session 2023-24.

It said that formative assessments have been conducted during the current academic session 2023-24 by the concerned schools of JKUT.

“Formative Assessment from classes I-VI shall be conducted by subject teachers to evaluate the level of preparation and progress of the child throughout the year as per School Based Assessment and Holistic Progress Report (HPC) without disturbing the routine classwork,” JKSCERT said.

It also said that mentoring of students should be done by mentor teachers as per mechanism notified by School Education Department J&K.

According to the JKSCERT, teachers are required to identify the learning gaps and focus should be on the attainment of Learning Outcomes and competences as envisaged in National Education Policy 2020 through Formative and Summative Assessments.

“Teachers are required to use different techniques to assess the Children with following major objectives including identifying the child’s strengths, needs, interests and preferences,” it reads—(KNO)

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