Education dept mulls third party evaluation of examinations
To put an end to the declining level of education, the state education department is contemplating to engage an external agency to evaluate the examination papers of Classes 1, 3 and 8.chandigarh Updated: Sep 17, 2014 19:11 IST
To put an end to the declining level of education, the state education department is contemplating to engage an external agency to evaluate the examination papers of Classes 1, 3 and 8.
There was an end line survey in the existence method, which would be replaced by this new system, in which an external agency would check the examination sheets. The education department will draw the roadmap and submit a proposal to the government for the final approval.
Thus far, there are no examination upto Class 8, while earlier there were board examination in Class 5 and 8. In order to make teachers accountable, chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been advocating conducting of examination in schools. In this system, examination would be conducted at school level, but the evaluation part would be outsourced.
A senior government official said the student took studies lightly as there was no system to examine them. "In the absence of examination there is no serious system to examine the students and it also affected the learning standards in schools," he said on condition of anonymity.
However, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has also introduced the learning standards from Class 1 to 8, but in most of the schools, the students have failed to achieve the learning level set for particular classes.
Official sources said as per a government report, majority of Class 5 students were not able to comprehend textbooks meant for students of Class 3. Of total 13,777 students of Class 6, who took a scholarship test in 2013, nearly 2% got first grade. Of the total, only 231 got over 80% marks in Hindi, while 21 students got an A-grade in English and 24 in mathematics. While majority of students failed to achieve over 34 % marks in the test.