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 (classed 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, is more competency-based, promotes learning development for our students, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking and 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 for secondary students to experience deep learning in the classroom where they can acquire the skills they need to succeed in higher education and the global workplace, and they can prove their capability through effective assessment that challenges them to demonstrate their skills.