CBSE to come up with accreditation framework for schools
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to come up with an accreditation framework for its affiliated schools with enhanced focus on academics than on “fancy” buildings.education Updated: Mar 22, 2017 18:47 IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is likely to come up with an accreditation framework for its affiliated schools with enhanced focus on academics than on “fancy” buildings.
The board has also approached the Quality Council of India, an autonomous body set up to establish and operate national accreditation structure, in this regard.
“CBSE has asked QCI to draft an approach paper to grade schools with more weightage to criterion like academic performance and learning outcomes, and reduce weightage to fancy infrastructure,” an official said.
However, this is not the first time that CBSE is trying its hands at an accreditation framework.
In 2012, the board had launched the School Quality Assessment and Accreditation, under which 12 agencies were roped in to inspect and rate CBSE schools. However, the project was junked later.
“Unlike popular magazines, this will not involve ranking institutions, but rather, will establish a level of acceptable quality for all accredited schools while respecting the unique missions of the institutions involved.
“The standards applied for accreditation will be qualitative and can be adapted and applied to any of the types of educational institutions affiliated. The awarding of accreditation will signify that the school has met standards at an acceptable level and is willing to both maintain those standards and to improve in areas pointed out to them,” the official added.
First Published: Mar 22, 2017 18:46 IST