The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is soon to introduce a self assessment tool for schools to improve their performance (Saransh).Saransh makes its start from Mumbai.
The Schools that are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now be able to evaluate their performance over the past few years at the click of a mouse.
The name of this self assessment tool introduced by the CBSE is Saransh. Moreover, it is a comprehensive self-review tool for schools. The schools can access to SARANSH through a user ID and password. As of now only schools have an access to this tool but CBSE might grant the access to this information and data to the parents also.
The self assessment tool would also be used for analysis. It will enable the schools to view their own performance and compare it to its counterparts. The tool will also have provisions for the school so that it can provide the schools with ways to diagnose the scope of improvement in the students, teachers and subjects and take the necessary decisions to improve the same. It seems that the tool will also boost motivation in students.
The schools would then be rated on academic and non academic based levels in accordance with the performance of the students from classes IX to XII. This tool will also provide a comprehensive picture to the schools of class X and XII performances since 2007 and 2009 respectively.
As told to a daily national newspaper by CBSE officials this tool aims to provide data to schools on a single platform where they can view their performance in comparison with other schools. This will help schools to evaluate themselves and would give an opportunity to them to identify their weaknesses and work on them. Apart from numbers, the data will be available in both charts and graphs so that the schools can understand easily.
The idea is encouraging and the principals across the city have welcomed this idea. This tool will help schools to introspect and work on areas that need to be improved upon.