Govt to retain unsuccessful Classes 5th, 8th students

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Govt to retain unsuccessful Classes 5th, 8th students

‘Potential Learners to be promoted to next class on provisionally, in case of inability to meet the qualification criteria in such re-assessment tool, the student to be detained’

Srinagar, Dec 31 : The government has decided to retain the unsuccessful students of classes 5th and 8th irrespective of their weak performance by promoting them provisionally to the next level.

The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the School Education Department has said this in a notification regarding Student Assessment and Evaluation Scheme” upto Class 8th for Government & Government recognized Schools of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the provisions in National Education Policy-2020 and Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2019 (as amended).

“Result of classes 5th and 8th shall be prepared mainly on the basis of academic performance of the student throughout the year. Uniform question papers to be prescribed by SCERT for Year End Assessment for Classes 5th and 8th,” reads the official communiqué.

It also states that the students (Potential Learners) shall be identified on the basis of performance or competency in assessment.

“Students (Potential Learners) shall be promoted to next class on provisional basis with arrangement for special teaching of 2-3 months during vacations or the beginning of next session followed by re-assessment for grade appropriate competencies and in case of inability to meet the qualification criteria in such re-assessment tool, the student shall be detained,” it reads.

The communiqué further states that the Student Assessment and Evaluation Scheme (SA&ES) shall be implemented from the next academic session 2023-24 across Jammu and Kashmir. “This issue is for approval with the competent authority.”—(KNO)

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