Competency-based education project - CBSE aims to strengthen the capacity of schools to deliver high-quality competency-based lessons, particularly in science, maths, and English (reading).
We are working with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) at the secondary level (classes 6 to 10) to improve competency-based assessment through this initiative.
This project aligns with the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), the largest educational transformation agenda in India in 30 years. The NEP 2020 calls for a shift from an assessment system that is summative and primarily tests rote memorisation skills to one that is more regular and formative, focuses more on competency-based learning, promotes learning development for students, and tests practical skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, conceptual clarity (4.34, p17) and encouraging and helping school boards to shift their assessment patterns towards meeting the skills requirements of the 21st century (4.41, p19).
The project’s vision is to ensure that students at the secondary level get an opportunity to experience competency-based learning in the classroom where they can acquire the skills they need to succeed in the future and showcase their capability through effective assessment that allows them to demonstrate their skills.