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Centre amends RTE rules: States must now map learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are assessment standards which help teachers to understand the learning levels of students in their respective classes, individually as well as collectively.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2017 12:46 pm

The HRD Ministry also plans to rope in a third-party organisation to measure learning outcomes of students in private and public schools starting this year.

THE HRD Ministry has amended the rules under the Right to Education (RTE) Act to make it compulsory for all state governments to codify expected levels of learning which students in Classes I to VIII should achieve in different subjects.

A common practice globally, this is the first time that learning indicators will be used in India to assess children. Learning outcomes are assessment standards which help teachers to understand the learning levels of students in their respective classes, individually as well as collectively.

The amendment of Rule 23 (2) was announced through a gazette notification on February 20. According to this notification, all states, except Jammu and Kashmir, will have to prepare “class-wise, subject-wise learning outcomes for all elementary classes” and also devise “guidelines for putting into practice continuous and comprehensive evaluation, to achieve the defined learning outcomes.”


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