Ministry of Education and PARAKH organise the 1st National level workshop

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1st-National-level-workshopRecently, the Ministry of Education organized a workshop in New Delhi to discuss the integration of 60 school examination boards operating in different states and union territories.

An overview of the news

  • The key component of the scheme is PARAKH, a National Assessment Center set up under the National Council of Educational Research and Training.

  • The central government is planning for uniformity of boards to facilitate seamless transition for students in different boards or regions.

  • It aims to align curriculum standards, grading system and evaluation methods so as to enhance the credibility and recognition of certificates and grades obtained across all boards.

  • The workshop highlighted the need to re-evaluate the rote-examination culture prevalent in the education system.

What is PARAKH?

  • PARAKH full name is -Performance Assessment, Review and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development.

  • It will act as a constituent unit of the NCERT.

  • It will also be tasked with conducting periodic learning outcome tests like National Achievement Survey (NAS) and State Achievement Survey.

  • This framework will seek to curb the emphasis on rote learning as envisaged by the National Policy on Education (NEP) 2020.

  • It will be the proposed implementing agency and also will be part of the NEP proposal.

  • Its team will consist of leading assessment experts with a deep understanding of the education system in India and internationally.

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