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Government Of Assam Secondary Education Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhijan (RMSA)


Training of Resource Persons for Capacity building of Teachers through ‘on-the-spot training’ in schools itself

Overview of Dristi

Education being the core of national development agenda, school education is perhaps the most important basic element of education system as it lays a strong foundation for furt her learning. Quality and effective education for all our children of age group 14-16 is the mandate enshrined for RMSA, Assam.

Education being the core of national development agenda, school education is perhaps the most important basic element of education system as it lays a strong foundation for furt her learning. Quality and effective education for all our children of age group 14-16 is the mandate enshrined for RMSA, Assam.

To realize this vision, various activities under RMSA, Assam are being undertaken. An endeavour of RMSA, Assam, under the Rashtriya Aviskar Abhiyan, is being envisaged as a training of resource persons for capacity building of teachers through on-the-spot training in schools itself. It aims to aid in the monitoring evaluation of Govt/Provincialised secondary and higher secondary schools where all academic programmes of a school shall be evaluated to bring accountability and schools where all academic programmes of a school shall be evaluated to bring accountability and to affirm the confidence of teachers, students and communities. As there is a strong connection between school assessment and school improvement, with an aim for creating schools as the centre of excellence. With this in mind,the on-the-spot training will focus on the Resource persons being in direct contact with the teachers to conduct the assessment as well as provide the teachers a means towards highlighting the ongoing scenario in their schools. This evaluation will help the teachers as well as the school authorities in gaining information of all the aspects pertaining to their respective school, and accordingly they can take active measures towards an enhancement.This programme will basically cover the evaluation of the following areas with the underlying objective as mentioned.

- Assessment of School governance

- Educational and Support Process

- Performance Measurement and improvement at school level.

To achieve all the above, district wise Resource Group shall be constituted. These Resource Groups shall constitute from the teaching fraternity of DIET /B.Ed Colleges/BTC/CTE and also two renowned academics or Principals (State or National Awardees). Under the Resource Group one Assistant Resource Group per district will be available. Each assistant Resource group persons will be retired/local academician or members from district academic council who will visit and monitor each and every school under their jurisdiction for five times in a year.

Objective :

-Monitoring of various activity of School under RMSA

-Effectiveness of Teachers Training by RMSA

-Infrastructural development mapping

-Functional, cleanliness and hygiene of School toilet

-To guide school authority to enhance the knowledge of UDISE data and its analysis to improve quality and the access of the school

-Provide guidance to the teachers for using new ICT technologies in classroom transaction for effective and joyful learning

-Better Human resource management

Assessment of School governance :

-The monitoring personnel shall institutionalize the standard procedure of evaluation as per the format devised and focal point will be on establishing systems to enable learning, self development and improved performance. It will encourage schools to pursue continual excellence and human resource management

- To ascertain compliance of applicable statutory and regulatory rules as prescribed by the state govt. the standard can be adapted as a self improvement tool Admission policy of the school

- Proper record keeping of students profile and teachers data

- Analysis of UDISE data of the school by the teachers of the particular school for school improvement

Educational and Support Process :

-In this sector, the evaluation and monitoring of the infrastructure development of the school,classroom transaction of the teachers, learning outcome of the students, curriculum, health and safety, teachers training will be the core area. Professional training as well as other management subject specific training imparted to teachers will be recorded

-Requirement of infrastructure development of the school to be analysed and take stalk of process of any ongoing development work. Functionality of toilets for students and measures taken to keep those clean by the school authority

- Schools shall establish and maintain a formal educational system and continually improve its effectiveness in accordance with the requirements needed to have the standard as prescribed during evaluation process

- Also determine the processes needed for establishing the educational system and their application throughout the school - To follow criteria and methods needed to ensure that the operation, control and continual improvement of these processes are effective in realizing the objectives set by the school. Feedback and views of the school authority to be analysed

-To see the selection criteria adopted for teachers for deputation to training by RMSA and other agencies. Subsequently, monitor the training of other resources in the Concept note and guidelines 3 classroom by the trained teachers. School to maintain records of qualification and experience, continual professional development activities of teacher through education and training including seminars, workshops, etc.

-To ensure that the curriculum meets the various developmental needs of students including academic, social, physical, emotional and ethical values. Review the enabling requirements for effective delivery of curriculum keeping in view the current educational thinking and pedagogy

-Encourage use of ICT study materials by teachers in classroom transaction,disseminate information on the availability of resources in the internet necessary to support the operation

-Assessment of records of academic improvement of students and suggestions for further improvement

-Health and hygiene and safety

Performance Measurement and Improvement at school level :

Self assessment and professional review of teachers to meet the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements related to adequacy and competency of managerial, teaching and support staff.

-Monitoring personnel to advise to carry out regular reviews for identifying competency and pedagogy needs for effective delivery of curriculum

-To enable staff to conduct regular self-appraisal of their performance and to project their professional development needs

Constitution of District wise Resource Group :

To achieve the smooth monitoring and evaluation at the district level in all Govt/Provincialised secondary institutions one Resource group should be constituted with 10 DIET/CTE lecturers/B.Ed Colleges/BTC/ two renowned academics or Principals (State or National Awardees)/Academic Council headed by the Inspector of Schools.

- They will be responsible for training Assistant Resource person (ARP) on the evaluation format devised

- They will be the controlling officer of ARP and also to be involved in preparation of monitoring schedule for schools in the district

-After getting the report from the ARP, they will be able to authorise to report to the Govt. to take up any disciplinary action against school authority for any lapses sighted during monitoring and evaluation

-The private institutions in the districts are also to be monitored

-Compilation of monitoring document, analysis and reporting. One EDP to be appointed for each district for data compilation

Constitution of Assistant Resource Person Group

Assistant Resource Person group will be constituted in every district which will be responsible for 10 schools per district. They may be retired academicians or teachers of DIET/CTE who will be trained by Resource Group of the district. ARP shall visit the assigned 10 schools 5 times in a year (each school) and report and record school wise data as per the format.

Guidelines and Responsibilities :

The basic objective of this programme is to enhance the capacity of the teachers of all Govt/Provincialised secondary and higher secondary schools.Responsibilities of the ARP :

-The ARP should be engage in regular visits to the school to know the status of all the core areas

-He should motivate the teachers of the school by arranging group discussions among teachers of the school, insisting on regular Parent

-Teacher meeting, and also focus on motivating the parents in the Parent Teacher meetings

-He should actively work towards finding out ways and means to enhance capacity of slow learners

-He should arrange a monthly meeting for all the teachers of the schools in their respective cluster on a rotational basis. One of the Headmasters of the schools in their respective cluster will have to sponsor the meeting. The meeting should entail discussion concerning the best practices which have been adopted by some of the teachers. Every teacher should take the initiative to present new ideas or tested practices.

-He will also form a group of ‘Best teachers’ subject wise from the schools in his cluster

– a forum mainly comprising subject teachers of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The service of this forum of ‘best teachers’ must be utilized for advanced tuitions to the meritorious students as they will be responsible for seeking out those meritorious students.

- The ARP will identify the available resources of teachers within schools of his cluster.This could constitute retired academicians, teachers from private schools/colleges etc.The selected academicians should be motivated and interested to participate in the teaching process of the schools in his/her cluster in case of any teacher being on leave or he /she should engage in motivational lectures for the students on subject mattersas well as mother matters of interest. He will be responsible for any new techniques which will aid in learning enhancement of the students such as peer learning

- He will also encourage the teachers to guide the students in the preparation of projects/reports of various nature

-He will also obtain feedback from the DRPs’ regarding various competitions, usage of computer technology; internet based learning websites, career counselling, etc.

Responsibilities of the DRP :

- DRPs’ should study the reports prepared by the ARPs’ and suggest necessary actions to be taken to the Inspector of Schools, DSE and RMSA directly

- DRPs’ will also be responsible for organizing the monthly meetings between the ARPs’ and DRP. The discussions should be on the best practices to be followed in schools based on the feedback obtained.

- DRPs’ should do a research study on the day-to-day academic improvements,computer resources, career counselling, competitions such as Science Olympiads,collection of various information pertaining to learning and pass it on to the ARPs’

- Every month the DRP’s need to submit timely analytical reports to RMSA on what is happening, has happened on the basis of the feedback received from the ARPs’

Responsibilities of the EDP :

-The EDP will be responsible for the entire process of data entry into the online system when the monthly reports are obtained on a timely basis

-He should also actively engage in the final compilation and submission of the entire data once the information has been fed into the system, including district wise analysis of the reports

Timeline :

Role of the Inspector of Schools : The Inspector of Schools will be responsible to ensure that the work entrusted to the DRP’s as well as the ARPs’ are being implemented properly

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