Gujarat: Primary school teachers to start uploading unit test results to online platform
FOLLOWING a meeting between Education Minister Jitu Vaghani, senior officials from the Education Department and representatives of the Gujarat Primary Teachers Association which continued until late Monday night, government primary teachers have agreed to start uploading the results of “ekum kasauti” or unit tests to the dedicated online site. Platform.
The government primary teachers have not uploaded the results of these tests carried out so far for this academic session, calling them an “overloaded” and “time consuming” exercise.
“Our only request is to let teachers teach and spare them other unwanted workloads. We therefore asked to reduce the frequency and only take it once a month. So far no decision has been made on this, so we will start uploading the results, ”said the Gujarat Primary Teachers Association Digvijaysinh Jadeja.
The association had also recently submitted a representation to Education Secretary Vinod Rao requesting the same.
“So far there is no change in the ekum kasauti and these will be held as planned. Teachers have also started uploading the results, ”Education Secretary Vinod Rao told The Indian Express.
The representation said that based on requests from teachers in different districts for changes to ekum kasauti, the association recommended that they only be held once a month – on the last Saturday of each month.
“Teachers have great difficulty taking these tests, evaluating them and then, depending on the results, providing remedial education to the students. It all takes the majority of teaching hours, ”the representation said.
“In addition, students tire of writing these tests for all subjects,” said the faculty. “So to make them effective, the number of tests should be reduced and performed only once a month,” he added.
Unit tests were launched in 2019 for 25 Class 3 scores and were conducted weekly. The initiative launched by Vinod Rao aimed at regular monitoring of pupils’ learning levels on the model of private schools.
However, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the frequency was reduced and teachers had to distribute questionnaires to students in their residences.
With schools reopening in August this year after the pandemic, teachers have also complained about the increased workload.
Another outstanding teacher issue discussed at the meeting included the review of the teacher transfer policy for which the education department has formed a committee to suggest changes in the policy that has been developed for more than ten years now.
Round of talks are underway to revise the transfer policy, Rao added.