Chandigarh preps for PISA 2021 with capacity building programs and activity-cum-assessments

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As part of its preparations for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021, a monthly or periodic curriculum has been devised by the Chandigarh education department and integrated into the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus for all schools. Teachers have been asked to teach the skill sets required for PISA through activities. Students will also be taken on local field trips to gas stations, railway stations, parks, etc. for real-life experiences to help develop their aptitude for the survey.

In addition, the education department is conducting a capacity building program for teachers, constituting nine committees for mentoring, supervising and inspecting government schools on a regular basis, as well as launching a mobile application to track the progress of students and teachers on a monthly basis. A joyful learning activity-cum-assessment of three domains – mathematical literacy, scientific literacy and reading literacy – will also be started in all schools. Assessment of all students in classes 7 to 9 will be undertaken monthly on every third Tuesday.