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JKSCERT seeks inputs to conduct in-house exams of 8th class

 JKSCERT seeks inputs to conduct in-house exams of 8th class

KNO Correspondent

Srinagar, Jun 12 (KNO): The Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Trainings (JKSCER) has sought inputs from concerned authorities from both regions in conducting the in-house exams of 8th class from the ongoing academic session.

Joint Director Central at JKSCERT said that it has sought inputs from its divisional offices for the conduct of in-house Middle Standard assessment for current academic session 2024-25.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), JKSCERT in a communique said that under the NEP-2020, “The aim of assessment in the culture of our schooling system will shift from one that is summative and primarily tests rote memorisation skills to one that is more regular and formative, is more competency-based, promotes learning and development for our students, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity.”

“JKSCERT conducted the Summative assessment of class 8th centrally at SCERT level as per the Student Assessment and Evaluation Scheme,” it reads.

The Council however said that “The conduct of the examination not only stretches over a long period of time thereby reducing the number of actual instructional days as envisaged in RTE Act 2009 resultantly increases the anxiety and stress level of students.”

“In this backdrop this Council is in the process of revisiting the Student Assessment and evaluation scheme wherein preference shall be given to the conduct of in-house assessment of class 8th on the pattern of CBSE Schools across the Country so as to avoid high stakes and stress among the young learners,” it reads.

The Council accordingly directed the concerned to share their candid and specific inputs with regard to conduct of in-house or school based class 8th assessment for current academic session. “The same may kindly be submitted within a weeks' time positively for its onward submission to Administrative department.”—(KNO)

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