No oral or written test for preschool children, NCERT suggests new guidelines

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NCERT Guidelines

The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has suggested few guidelines for the preschools, where children in the age gathering of 3-6 years should not be made to appear for a test, oral or written.

The guidelines released on Monday also suggested that the assessment for children should not be based on marks rather on the growth of the children. A child’s performance should be evaluated based on their play activities, strengths etc.

“It should focus on child’s strengths rather than deficit and should not term any child ‘pass’ or ‘fail’,” say the guidelines released Monday.

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“Rote-based, teacher-directed learning, which is devoid of meaningful context with undue pressure on the child to perform is harmful,” says the curriculum.

The Modi government intends to make pre-school training compulsory from the coming scholarly session, as suggested in the New Education Policy.

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