By: Bhat Imran
Srinagar: State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) in a proposal regarding ‘student assessment and evaluation scheme upto 9th classes have said that it will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) based software to track progress of student’s upto 9th standard.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), JK-SCERT in a draft regarding ‘student assessment and evaluation scheme upto 9th classes has said, “Aim of assessment in the culture of our schooling system will shift from one that is summative.”
“It will also primarily test rote memorization skills to one that is more regular and formative, is more competency-based, promotes learning and development for our students, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity,” it said.
SCERT said, “Multidimensional report card or progress card that reflects in great detail the progress as well as the uniqueness of each Learner (360 Degree), the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based software to track progress of students and to enable them to make optimal career choices. Support for Gifted Students and Students with Special Talent.”
The draft also reads that “All students will take school examinations in Grades 3, 5, and 8 which will be conducted by the appropriate authority. The Grade-III examination, in particular, would test basic literacy, numeracy, and other foundational skills.”
Earlier, this month, KNO reported that authorities have drafted that it would conduct the Summative Assessment (SA) of regular exams for only 40 marks for Classes upto 9th standard.
However, in the draft it has said that the rest of 60 percent of marks would be assessed on the basis of co-curricular component and non academic activities—(KNO)