NCERT and NCF Advocate Biannual Exams to Enhance Student Learning Opportunities

NCERT and NCF Advocate Biannual Exams to Enhance Student Learning Opportunities

Last Updated Aug - 23 - 2023, 04:23 PM | Source : HT | Visitors : 18

NCERT plans biannual final exams in line with the National Curriculum Framework to enhance student learning and assess competency.
NCERT and NCF Advocate Biannual Exams to Enhance Student Learning Opportunities

The National Council of Educational Research and Training has announced that final exams will be offered twice a year to provide students with "time and opportunity."

READ MORE| Supreme Court Upholds HC Decision on St Stephen's College Minority Admission policy

NCERT stated in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for School Education, 2023, that this will be feasible by developing a "comprehensive test item bank" that can be utilized to design exams using appropriate software.

This will allow for the transition to an on-demand examination system in the near future, it noted.

According to the existing board system, with only one exam every year, students do not have the opportunity to take it when they are ready, nor do they get a second chance to pass it if they fail the first time.

Concerning existing board exam problems, the NCF claims that they primarily focus on students' "ability to reproduce learned facts," which is not what tests are intended for.

Given that most examinations primarily measure rote memory, a very narrow range of Competencies is assessed. This provides an incomplete (at best) or erroneous (at worst) picture of student learning," according to the NCF.

READ MORE| UGC, Centre Urge HEIs, IITs, IIMs: Special Broadcast for Chandrayaan 3 Landing

Share :

Trending this week

UGC NET June 2024 Application Process to Commence Today

Apr - 20

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) June 2024 edition application period is anticipated to open today, April 20, a... Read More

IIM Indore Collaborates with TimesPro

Apr - 20

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, in partnership with TimesPro, has launched the new management degree Master's of Management Studie... Read More

IISER 2024 Admission: Applications Now Live, Learn How to Apply

Apr - 20

The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) have started the application process for admission to BS-MS dual degree and four-y... Read More