CBSE Competency Based Education Project

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Union Education Minister launched CBSE Assessment Framework for Science, Maths, and English classes as part of CBSE Competency Based Education Project in New Delhi today.

Speaking at the launch, the Minister said, “The core objective of the NEP is to guide the transition to an education system that enables our youth to have a better future. Schools have a very important role to play in shaping our youth and I am happy that through this launch, the vision of the NEP will be translated into action. My heartiest congratulations to the CBSE and British Council teams for working towards this’’.

He further said that the competency-based assessment framework to strengthen India’s existing school education system for secondary level (classes 6-10) and improve the overall learning outcomes of students across India, mainly covering three subjects: English (reading), Science, and Maths. The framework is a part of the CBSE Competency Based Education Project that aims to replace the existing rote learning model with a competency-based framework as directed in the NEP 2020 over the next 2-3 years, he added. The Minister highlighted that the Framework is aligned with the NEP vision of achieving the global standards in assessments.

The framework is the basis for a larger project exercise currently underway where 40 Assessment Designers, 180 Test Item writers, and 360 Master Trainer Mentors are being trained in using this framework to create a Model Question bank and collection of Ideal Lesson Plans. In the first phase selected Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, UT Chandigarh, and private schools across the country will participate in the programme which will be rolled out to all 25,000 CBSE schools in India by 2024.

The suggested assessment framework has been put in place to drive improvement in the quality of teaching and implementation of changes recommended in the National Education Policy 2020. British Council along with AlphaPlus as the UK knowledge partner, designed and developed this framework after extensive research and analysis of the current learning and assessment model in Indian schools. British Council has a global track record of supporting governments and education departments in teacher training, building institutional capacity, and contributing to long-term systemic change in school ecosystems.

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