PM Modi launches SAFAL assessment framework for CBSE students

Prime minister Narendra Modi launched the new assessment framework for CBSE in line with the NEP 2020.

PM Modi launches SAFAL assessment framework for CBSE students Prime minister Narendra Modi (Source: Twitter/PMO)
Team Careers360 | Jul 29, 2021 - 4:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Prime minister Narendra Modi launched a new framework to assess students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The new framework, named SAFAL (structured assessment for analyzing learning levels),, is a competency-based assessment framework to move away from the “rote-learning system” of heavy memorization, according to the CBSE. The framework will be used to assess 50 lakh students in 25,000 CBSE schools across India, the ministry of education said.

However, the SAFAL results will not be used in any manner by schools for promotion of students to the next grade, the ministry said.

Prime minister Narendar Modi, during the live telecast, said: " With SAFAL a scientific method for assessing students' intelligence have been developed. This will reduce the students' fear towards exams. They will have the eagerness to pursue new skills, new innovations, the possibilities are endless."

Prime minister Narendra Modi was speaking at the event held on the National Education Policy 2020, which was launched exactly one year ago. Prime minister Narendra Modi also launched other schemes mentioned in the NEP 2020 such as the Academic Bank of Credits for higher education, guidelines for internationalisation of education, engineering courses in regional languages, etc.

The prime minister also launched "AI for All" programme, which is a four-hour long micro programme to provide introductory knowledge of the common domains of AI.

CBSE, on March 24, had launched a new suggested competency-based assessment framework for maths, science and English for Classes 6 to 10 in collaboration with the British Council.

This framework was part of the larger project exercise, that is the SAFAL assessment framework, in which 40 assessment designers, 180 test item writers and 360 master trainer mentors were trained in using this framework to create a model question bank and collection of ideal lesson plans.

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