Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure high quality education for improved learner outcomes, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has launched CBSE Assessment Framework for Science, Maths and English classes as part of CBSE Competency Based Education Project in New Delhi.

The framework is aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) vision of achieving global standard in assessments. The new framework, which is a result of extensive collaboration and consultation between UK experts and Indian school system stakeholders, was launched  on Wednesday.

As per a PIB release, the competency-based assessment framework is to strengthen India’s existing school education system for secondary level (classes 6-10) and improve the overall learning outcomes of students across India, mainly covering three subjects- English (reading), Science, and Maths.

“The framework is a part of the CBSE Competency Based Education Project that aims to replace the existing rote learning model with a competency-based framework as directed in the NEP 2020 over the next 2-3 years,” said Pokhriyal.

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 Model Question bank and collection of Ideal Lesson Plans.

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.

This project will directly support 15 education leaders, 2,000 school principals, 15 senior govt 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, the official release read.