13% of teachers in Pune ZP score less than 61% in assessment test

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At least 13% of teachers in Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) scored below 61% (second grade) in the teacher assessment test, conducted by the Pune District Teacher Training Institute (DIET) to verify the quality of the education provided. in schools.

In addition, subject knowledge and understanding of the teacher education curriculum are assessed through a series of online exams conducted by DIET.

Ayush Prasad, Managing Director (CEO), Zilla Parishad (ZP), said teachers were given topics in advance and asked to prepare and attend a lesson.

“The class was evaluated by a committee of DIET experts, senior and retired expert teachers, education non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives, etc. As this was the first round, the committee was liberal in its assessment. Additionally, subject knowledge and understanding of the teacher education curriculum is assessed through a series of online exams on the Vinoba Bhave app – an internal online social media platform for teachers,” Prasad said.

He added that based on various assessments, DIET has identified 65 teachers who do not meet the minimum standards required to effectively implement the Palak Mantri Shala Sudhar Karyakram. The evaluation committee identified specific gaps for each teacher.

“To help teachers improve their teaching skills, DIET will hold a week-long training from June 6 to June 10 in the city. During the training, teachers will be guided to improve specific deficiencies. We would support them on their journey of improvement through constant monitoring and repeated evaluations,” Prasad said.

“While public schools improve, private schools will need to improve their standards even further to survive in a competitive market. Investing in public schools improves education for all children,” he said.

Shobha Khandare, director of DIET, said there was room for improvement for teachers. “We focus on gap analysis for teachers. We will focus on classroom instruction and content instruction. The idea is to also teach content methodology training to teachers,” Khandare said.

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