Recommendation to do away with external evaluation of lower classes
The evaluation process should be handed over to the individual schools on the pattern of private educational institutions, State Institute of Education report says
The State Institute of Education (SIE), Kashmir has recommended doing away with external evaluation of students of lower class by District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIETs) arguing the Institutes should be utilised only for training teachers and conducting research.
In its report the SIE, which is meant to train newly recruited teachers and frame syllabus, has recommended that the evaluation process should be handed over to the individual schools on the pattern of private educational institutions.
The recommendations have come to the fore at a time when the new academic session of lower classes has got delayed by more than a month owing to delay in their external evaluation.
The evaluation of the class 5 and class 9 students of government-run schools for Term-I and Term-II exams is conducted by the DIETs.
The process is often time consuming as the exams get stretched to weeks together.