Education Minister launches CBSE new assessment framework for classes 6 to 10

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Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi (NVI): Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today launched the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) new assessment framework for Science, Maths and English subjects, which will be used for students in classes 6 to 10.

During the launch, Pokhriyal said that the new assessment aims to improve the overall learning outcomes of students mainly covering three subjects — English (reading), Science, and Maths.

According to CBSE, the competency-based assessment seeks to strengthen India’s existing school education system for the students of classes 6 to 10. It has been introduced as per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

This framework is a part of the CBSE’s Competency-Based Education Project, which aims to replace the existing rote learning model with a competency-based framework as directed in NEP 2020 over the next two-three years.

The project is aimed at developing skills and practical knowledge among students

This project exercise will support 15 education leaders, 2,000 school principals, 15 senior government leaders, 180 test item writers, 360 master trainers mentors in using the framework to create model question bank and collection of ideal lesson plans.

It 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, as per the CBSE.

Furthermore, CBSE informed that the suggested assessment framework has been put in place to drive improvement in quality of teaching and implementation of changes recommended in the National Education Policy.

It has been designed and developed by British Council along with AlphaPlus as the UK knowledge partner, after analysing the current learning and assessment model in Indian schools.

Pokhriyal also said that CBSE & the British Council symbolize excellence in world-class education pedagogy. “Their expertise and experience will bring a new dimension to the learning process in 21st century India,” he added.

Apart from that, the new competency-based assessment framework is intended to help improve the level of lessons taught in classes 6 to 10 and help the students get to their concepts clear.

It also aims at enabling internationalized, high quality education for improved learner outcomes and will support teachers to create high quality in school assessments.