Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released a competency-based framework for the students of Class 6 to Class 10. This assessment framework will help to strengthen India’s overall learning system for subjects like Science, Mathematics, and English and bring a better outcome. This framework is designed by British Council, UK NARIC, Cambridge, and Alphaplus as a UK knowledge partner following extensive research and analysis of the existing learning models in the schools of India.
This framework, which is a part of the CBSE Competency-Based Education Project, will cover three subjects mainly i.e. Mathematics, English, and Science. As a part of the CBSE Competency-based Education Project, this framework aims to replace the present learning and assessment model in the coming 2-3 years as directed in the NEP 2020 (National Education Policy).
During the launch of the framework, Pokhriyal explained that the core objective of the NEP 2021 is to create such an extraordinary education system that will help our youth to have a better and bright future.
He Said: "Schools have a very important role to play in shaping our youth and I am happy that through this launch, the vision of the NEP will be translated into action. My heartiest congratulations to the CBSE and British Council teams for working towards this.”
All the details are mentioned in the framework in a thorough manner such as the team behind it, the number of schools that participated in this programme etc.
It Stated: “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 the official statement released by CBSE, this CBSE Assessment 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 Model Question Bank and collection of ideal lesson plans.”
This project has been designed in such a way that it would support 15 education leaders, 2,000 school principals; 15 senior govt leaders; 180 test item writers; 360 master trainers. They will leave an impact on 25,000 CBSE schools that include 2,000 Navodaya Vidyalaya and Kendriya Vidyalayas, 132,000 teachers and 20 million learners by 2024.
Speaking of the framework, the CBSE Chairperson Mr Manoj Ahuja, said: “The new National Education policy 2020 envisages a significant shift in the education ecosystem in India. It aims at preparing students for the 21st century and lays emphasis on competency-based education rather than an education which tests rote learning.”