02 Aug 2020, 01:35 pm By Rohit Sindhu
New Education Policy 2020: 360 degree holistic Pogress Card to replace Report Card

According to New Education Policy 2020 the progress card of all students for school-based assessment, which is communicated by schools to parents, will be completely redesigned.  The progress card, a holistic, 360-degree multidimensional will replace student's current report card, New Education Policy syas. The progress card that reflects in great detail the progress as well as the uniqueness of each learner in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains, would be issued to students under new policy.

Following the New Education Policy student's progress card will include self-assessment, peer assessment and progress of the child in project-based and inquiry-based learning, quizzes, role plays, group work, portfolios, etc., along with teacher assessment. The holistic progress card will form an important link between home and school and will be accompanied by parent-teacher meetings in order to actively involve parents in their children’s holistic education and development, it adds.

Student's progress card would also provide teachers and parents with valuable information on how to support each student in and out of the classroom. AI-based software could be developed and used by students to help track their growth through their school years based on learning data and interactive questionnaires for parents, students, and teachers, in order to provide students with valuable information on their strengths, areas of interest, and needed areas of focus, and to thereby help them make optimal career choices.

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The progress card of a student will be completely redesigned by States/UTs under guidance from the proposed National Assessment Centre, NCERT, and SCERTs. The primary purpose of assessment will indeed be for learning; it will help the teacher and student, and the entire schooling system, continuously revise teaching-learning processes to optimize learning and development for all students. This will be the underlying principle for assessment at all levels of education, New Education Policy says.

The draft prepared under New Education Policy to help Teachers encourage students with singular interests and/ or talents in the classroom by giving them supplementary enrichment material and guidance with encouragement.

Topic-centered and Project-based Clubs and Circles will be encouraged and supported at the levels of schools, school complexes, districts, and beyond. Examples include Science Circles, Math Circles, Music & Dance Performance Circles, Chess Circles, Poetry Circles, Language Circles, Drama Circles, Debate Circles, Sports Circles, Eco-Clubs, Health & Well-being Clubs/ Yoga Clubs and so on. The detailed draft of Education Policy is also available at mhrd.gov.in.

Along with these lines, high-quality national residential summer programmes for secondary school students in various subjects will also be encouraged, with a rigorous merit-based but equitable admission process to attract the very best students and teachers from across the country including from socio-economically disadvantaged groups, NEP 2020 reads.