National Council of Education Research and Training notified India's first National Assessment Regulator "PARAKH"
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Recently the National Council of Education Research and Training has notified India's first National Assessment Regulator "PARKH" with the aim of setting up assessment guidelines for all boards.
What is PARAKH?
PARAKH stands for Performance Appraisal, Review and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development.
It will act as a component of NCERT.
It is also entrusted with the task of conducting periodic learning outcome tests like National Achievement Survey (NAS) and State Achievement Survey.
This framework will also act to check the emphasis on rote learning as envisaged by the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Its team comprises prominent evaluation experts with a deep understanding of the education system in India and internationally.
Objective of PARAKH:
Uniform Norms and Guidelines: To lay down norms, standards and guidelines for student assessment and assessment across all recognized school boards in India.
Improvement in assessment pattern: It will act to encourage school boards to change their assessment pattern towards meeting the skill requirements of the 21st century.
Reducing disparity in evaluation: This will bring uniformity across state and central boards that currently follow different standards of evaluation, leading to wide disparities in marks.
Benchmark Assessment: The benchmark assessment framework will address the issues contained in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
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