One day in-service teacher training on student evaluation of elementary teachers of Papum Pare district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh was organized on February 10, informed Shoma Dey Barman - an official of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) in his official FB account. The SSA is a centrally sponsored scheme, working towards universalisation of elementary education of satisfactory quality.
During the workshop, the component of continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) was central. How to prepare a blue print of test papers to ensure validity and reliability of the testing tool was taught to the participant. The need of revision and formative evaluation was stressed to improve the achievement score of students. Also, the qualities and traits of a good teacher were discussed during the workshop.
It would be pertinent to state that Papum Pare district was formed in 1999 when it was split from Lower Subansiri district with its headquarters at Yupia. The current literacy rate of the district is over 80 percent. The district is inhabited by members of the Nyishi tribe, who are traditionally followers of Donyi-Polo mainly.
With the no-retention policy at the elementary school level, it has become essential to transact classroom instruction as a teaching-learning-and evaluation continuum. There is need for quality education to provide a feeling of success to children in their formative years and retain them in schools. The process of formative evaluation with remedial teaching can go a long way in this regard.