The Directorate of Primary Education has come up with a 300-mark evaluation process for primary schools across the state from this academic year.
We had conducted a quality improvement workshop for Pune and Kolhapur Division in the city. The workshop was attended by officers and directors of eight districts – Pune,Kolhapur,Solapur,Ahmednagar,Satara,Sangli,Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri, said an official.
The official said it was decided that a 300-mark evaluation plan will be implemented for all primary schools irrespective of their being aided or unaided or run by ZP or municipal corporations. The annual plan for better education was also discussed, added the official.
Mahavir Mane,Director,state Primary Education, said,This is the first time that such an evaluation plan will be implemented. The rural development ministry in its January 7 government resolution had talked about a 200-mark evaluation programme for all ZP schools. In order to make it uniform,we decided to implement the 300-mark evaluation plan for all the primary schools in the state.
Officials said a samiti will be formed at district and taluka level under Chief Executive Officer of ZP and Block Development Officer to evaluate schools. Besides,an independent body will also evaluate schools and their scores will be compared with the scores given by the samiti , they said.
This is being done so that there is transparency in the whole evaluation system, said Mane.
The schools will be given grades between A and E.
The evaluation will be on various scales including mental and physical well being of child,school management and infrastructure. Right To Education Act will be kept in mind while implementing the plan. We will pay more attention to schools with low scores. We will honour school which bag first,second and third positions in the district and taluka level, said Mane.
Mane said that workshops will also be conducted for officers of other divisions in future.