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Self-review tool to help CBSE schools lift performance

Education NewsSaransh will enable a school to view its performance in comparison to its counterparts. The tool will also equip a school with ways to diagnose the scope of improvement in its students, teachers and subjects and take the necessary decisions to improve the same.

Schools will be rated at a scholastic and co-scholastic-level based on the performance of students from classes IX to XII. The tool will also provide a comprehensive picture of class X and XII performances since 2007 and 2009 respectively. “The tool aims to provide data to schools on a single platform where they can view their performance in comparison with other schools. This will help schools evaluate themselves and give them an opportunity to identify their weaknesses and work on them,” said a CBSE official. Apart from numbers, the data will be provided in both charts and graphs to enable schools to understand easily.

City principals have welcomed the idea. “There is always a need for self-evaluation and assessment. This tool will help schools introspect and work on areas they wish to improve on. They will also be able to see the results,” said Jose Kurian, principal, DAV School, Nerul.

However, some principals are apprehensive about it. “Through such a system, we will be able to find out what is working better. So, it is a wonderful idea but it is very important that the schools take it in the right spirit, or else it will turn into a rat race to reach the top. Schools must not indulge in malpractices to just better their ratings,” said Deepshika Srivastava, principal, Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri. While Saransh can currently be accessed only by schools through a user ID and password, CBSE might also allow parents access to the data.

Source: The Times of India

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