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Education department's assessment unit to be game changer: Sisodia

NEW DELHI: Delhi Government's Education Department has constituted assessment unit to drive the pedagogical and assessment reform in the government schools and develop as a centre of academic reform for the country. The target of this committee is to make new tools of assessment of the students.
"The first of its kind in the country, this unit shall be a game changer to make the education free from the clutches of syllabus and exam-papers. This will transform the schools into real learning place," said Education Minister Manish Sisodia.
He added that currently, the unit will be responsible for creating high-quality assessment tools, analysing student answer sheets to develop insights into students understanding and misconceptions and learning gaps, and recommending interventions to improve learning outcomes. It will also engage with assessment agencies and education experts to build high-end technical capacity in tool development, data analysis and reporting.
He also asked the officials of the Department to review the practice of prescribing monthly completion of the syllabus to semester wise syllabus. Further, the learnings from Chunauti 2018 should feed into determining the learning trajectory of students in different grades so that the wide gap among students in same grades can be bridged as far as possible and each child gets an opportunity to excel.
Earlier, Sisodia, who is also in-charge of the Education Department, expressed that reform of the examination system is important because through this the government can reform the whole education system.
The Delhi government believes that a need for reform in school education is necessary and schools should help people to build up behaviour and attitude, said Sisodia.
He also urged politicians and administrators that the education system should not get influenced by authorities. Sisodia wrote, "Administrative community should not influence the curriculum."
Earlier, he also said that the current examination pattern has blocked the education system and till the time it is not changed, reformation of education will not be possible. "Stagnant examination pattern has induced inertia in the system," said Sisodia.
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