Uniform assessment for Assam schools soon | Guwahati News


GUWAHATI: The Assam State School Standards Authority (SSSA) has set the ball rolling for uniform assessment of all schools in the state, irrespective of boards, barring central government-run ones.
A final touch is being given to the Bill to formally create the SSSA in the state and it is likely to be tabled in the assembly soon.
In Assam, an interim committee headed by education adviser to state government, Nani Gopal Mahanta, has been formed and matrix is being created for assessment of subject skills, modalities of the key stage assessments to be done in classes III, V and VIII under the lead of State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
“Efforts are on to frame the Assam SSSA guidelines for uniform school assessment within this academic session. Whether it’s CBSE or state board-affiliated schools, all schools will be assessed keeping in mind the same set of standards set for the purpose,” said a source. According to the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020, in order to ensure that all schools follow certain minimal professional and quality standards, states and Union Territories will set up an independent, state-wide body called the SSSA. As per the policy, all the schools including private ones will be assessed and accredited on the same criteria, benchmark and processes, emphasising online and offline public disclosure and transparency. Educational outcomes and the transparent disclosure of all financial, academic and operational matters will be given due importance and incorporated suitably in the assessment of schools, the policy published at the national-level stated. It noted that by ensuring a uniform process of accreditation and quality framework for both public and private schools, the aim of improving public education system could be ensured.
Sources in the committee said though infrastructure will not remain the primary focus for assessing standards for schools, safety standards will be of importance.
“More focus will be laid on learning outcomes and priority will be given to state achievement surveys on the lines of National Achievement Survey,” said a committee member. Almost half of the 12-member interim committee is composed of educationists who are not government employees but are related to renowned schools.

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