Mental, Physical & Academic growth to be mapped.
Come June and the states primary education will take
a quantum leap with an innovative evaluation system that will do much more than
track student’s academic progress. Right from emotional quotient to analytical skills
and social interactivity will be mapped according to this system called Continuous
and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). CCE will become the norm from June for standards
VI, VII and VIII in all government and private schools. From 2013, the Gujarat Council
of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) will implement CCE from standard I.
This will be along with recommendations of the Right To Education Act.
to GCERT official’s RTE is also going to be mandatory from 2013 for all government
and private schools. The CCE will map a variety of subjects including physical,
mental, emotional and intellectual development of the students every year. GCERT
Director M.N. Bhad said: The reason for this move is to ensure all round development
of students. The evaluation will highlight strengths and weaknesses of each student.
Teaching styles will then be changed and adapted to suit individual students. This
will be much more effective than the generalized approach that most schools follow
these days. We shall begin by June 2012, all necessary rules and regulations have
been prepared. The evaluation, said; GCERT officials, will be put in the report
card that shall be prepared for each student after every academic year.
shall also contain medical details including height, weight and ailments if any.
The GCERT has consulted no less than 300 experts on the rules and modules for CCE.
This is more like tracing the child’s progress through the years. Attendance, preference
for activities will be other subjects covered under CCE. For instance if a child
is a loner or likes to be in groups, then the teachers approach towards him will
be adapted suitably. “His academic leanings will also be mapped as will his interaction
skills with other students along with writing skills or any other special abilities”,
said a senior GCERT official. “The card at the end of the year will be comprehensive.
Any teacher reading the card in the next class will know what the weaknesses are
and which areas need more attention for students in any classroom. This will ensure
a holistic development for each student”, said GCERT officials.
Courtesy: Times of India