The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched an online self-review tool for schools affiliated to the board called Saransh. CBSE says that this tool will allow schools to identity areas of improvement in students, teachers & curriculum and take necessary measures to implement change.
Schools need to use their Affiliation No and password used for standard IX-XII registration to log into Saransh. It’s currently available for standards IX to XII and provides a comprehensive overview of standard X performance since 2007 & standard XII performance since 2009 till the current academic session. It also provides schools with a view of overall and individual student’s performance in academic & extra-curricular activities.
The performance metrics are presented through numbers, charts and graphs. Schools can also compare their performance with other CBSE schools at an all-India level, regionally, state-wise and across school categories like government, private, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalayas & Central Tibetan Schools Administration.
CBSE also plans to extend this tool to parents enabling them to monitor their child’s performance along with the teachers.
Shaala Darpan: Earlier this year, the HRD Ministry had announced an initiative called Shaala Darpan to provide parents of students of government and government-aided schools access to updates regarding their child’s attendance, assignments, and achievements on their mobile phones. HRD Minister Smriti Irani had claimed that work on this had already begun and that they expect to introduce it in the next academic session.
CBSE’s e-learning resources: In July last year, CBSE had partnered with five international and national publishers to provide students with online resources for English, Science, Social Sciences and Mathematics, including over 4500 animated content, 80 hours of live lectures & 6 hours of digitized simulation material. Government schools affiliated to the board could access these materials for free, while public schools could access the content for Rs 2 per month for classes I to VIII and Rs 10 per month for secondary classes.