The first of them is the education system, the education system was greatly affected after the first wave was the fixed notion of the classroom found between the four walls which was leading to difficulties. But the simplest option, which came back was to shift online and which was made without any research. So the government introduced 12 channels for standard 1st to 12th on religious freedom radio channel considering that at least everyone is privileged enough to have a radio to listen to them. But all the online classes, the video calls was on one side, but the bigger problem that was coming up was the online exams.
So the exams have been the most important part, the education system according to the existing system, and they were not able to conduct them, thus leading to many questions. So due to the increase in the number of cases and the second wave the exams were either postponed or were either cancelled. The new education policy proposed by the cabinet in 2021, and mainly focused on the formative assessment. And this is the best opportunity to implement it as the physical implementation of exams is not possible. So the question : Where does the education policies stand for all the people came up, so let’s see the video.
Faced with a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the central government canceled the Class 10 examination and postponed the class 12 examination. The ICSE and ISC examinations have also been postponed. The International Baccalaureate and several state boards have made similar decisions. Students are now left wondering about the nature of formative Academy assessment that will be applied to their class 10 performance during the year gone by which was marked by a shift to online classes and TV based instruction.
For many, it was a total lack of access without electricity, connectivity, computers and smartphones. The National Education Policy 2020 emphasizes formative assessment for learning and the challenge now is to take up these assessments where pen and pencil annual examinations cannot be held.These formative assessments are continuous evaluation techniques that are testing for learning which helps teachers access the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and suggest remedial measures.
According to UNESCO, the key aspects of this pattern are use of observation, quizzes, assignments, and feedback. The boards must now come up with a formative assessment framework that fixes clear metrics. The question of the schools capabilities to conduct these formative assessments has become important because not all have similar facilities. While cbse schools may be more urbanized the picture for other rural schools is mixed. The unified district information system for education data shows that in 2017 to 2018, they will have one lakh 88,742 rural schools and 83,207 urban schools under their management. Data from the national sample survey for the same year indicates that only 4% of rural households and 23% of urban households had a computer. Internet access was restricted to 15% of rural and 42% of urban households. Future reforms would have to work on two fronts to ensure access to learning for every student in classrooms or remotely and make formative assessment possible through a scientifically designed set of metrics.
Video in video plays “Good health begins with hygiene which happens when you clean your home with conventional cleaning products. You are breathing toxic air, exposing your skin to dangerous chemicals, and you’re even eating them along with your food. These toxic chemicals can affect the health of seniors, and even our pets”. In the video, the questions that came up while still being stuck in the concepts of itself, exams being the only source of the validity of the skills learnt whether the exams are the only method in the education system around which all the policies are made considering all classes of students.
But while thinking this, we also found out that the cracks in the system are also fixed by sometimes technologies, which are coming up, such as the online learning platform. Cities around the world have now opened online portals which give access to various courses in India, Korea University, IIT Madras, among others have pioneered online undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Byjus, Vedanta and Khan Academy have offered free online courses over the last few days.