SCERT announces to held AP SSC during May, 2021

  • According to B Pratap Reddy, the current sitting director of State council for Educational Research and Training made an announcement yesterday on 30th December, 2020. The announcement was sharply based on certain examinations to be held in the quick upcoming year.
  • Just hardly one day left to touch 2021, the respective director announced to conduct public service examinations during the May of the upcoming year. Inclusive of this, he added that the school classes should remain continued until the end of April, 2021.
  • School classes have already begun but through the online mode where classes are generally taken on video calling platforms. However, several schools seemed to have reopened their schools and continued with the classes.
  • Amidst the pandemic, the studies, whether for the school pupils or AP SSC aspiring candidates, shows no break or remark of discontinuation.
  • Announcements before the start of the new year is a compulsion so that students who are about to appear AP SSC and School Board examinations may sequentially get alert and resume their preparations without even worrying about any unprecedented situations.
  • Though the announcement has been made, Pratap Reddy has made clear that there is no clear clarification of how many papers required to conduct the SSC examinations. Regarding the syllabus and papers for the school examinations, the decision is left on the authorities of the government and the higher councils of respective boards.
  • The decisions to be taken further on these matters is sooner or in no time. The expectancy is on the month of January or February to far-go any decision.
  • Clarifying with the announcements he made on Wednesday, Reddy replied on the propaganda made by the media. He rendered that the media is not always truthful regarding the theories made on a certain topic. He suggested to only focus on the large announcements made by the supervisors, associates or authorities on a particular factor rather than seeking information from the headlines.
  • An online meeting was held on Tuesday 29th of December, with the principals, school assistants, and others across the state regrading the commencement of school classes and examinations. Foregoing a meeting with the education council in a meeting, the director was expected to make an announcement to day later.
  • Conversely, earlier announcements show the decision of putting school students to attend the Formative-1 exams. The announcement made yesterday also quoted the admission of students into Formative-1 examinations in the meanwhile period until the main board examinations doesn’t commence.
  • Formative-1 exams or a Formative assessment is an evaluation of student comprehension and needs that occurs in the midst of a lesson, unit or course. The purpose of a formative assessment is to help students learn and to improve the learning process itself. It was developed especially for pandemic situation that eventually hampered the studies and focus of many students.
  • These assessments are the products of the director of School Education, Telangana that is to be conducted for four times i.e., FA1, FA2, FA3, and FA4 but according to the timetable displayed by the higher council.

Some of the common type of formative assessments are:

  1. Pre-assessments
  2. Exit Tickets
  3. Questioning
  4. Synthesis
  5. Misconception checks
  6. Interview assessments
  7. Knowledge of Performance
  8. Intrinsic and Extrinsic feedback
  9. Peer review
  10. Self-assessment
  11. Knowledge of results
  12. Low stakes evaluations
  13. Pop Quizzes
  14. Dipsticks
  15. Reflective Assessment
  • As per the announcement made yesterday, the FA1 exams will be conducted on January 6, 7, 8 for the Grades 9 and 10. Whereas, the Formative exams for grade 7 and 8 will be held on January 21, 22, and 23 sequentially.
  • Reddy consoled by stating that the classes across the schools of Telangana would be held in all schools till April 30th, 2021. Henceforth, there is no rush for teachers to complete the syllabus.
  • Optional subjects are omitted in the Essay Exams and all the subjects have to be taught thoroughly as the syllabus has been reduced.
  • Classes should be taught following the guidelines and action listed by the Educational Council. The guidelines and actions will be taken against those who doesn’t followed the stipulated guidelines.
  • According to Pratap Reddy, the SCERT is going to conduct a career guidance program soon in advance so that students can choose the fields according to their wills and interest.
  • The announcement on AP SSC and School examinations was appreciated and encouraged by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He said that the raise in the standards of education can eventually provide high quality education to the poor. This is currently the top priority of the state government and everyone of those who are involved or associated with these following examinations discussed above.
  • A budget of billions have been earmarked for prioritizing the state education infrastructure and its outlook.
  • After the announcements, the teachers are expected to work harder upon preparing themselves for preparing the students to seek, learn, and grow. This way even the students with poor performance may feel attentive and tend to learn, develop, and heighten along with the curriculum of the respective class.
  • It is conclusively obvious that the state of Andhra Pradesh is highly standardised in providing high amount of educational schemes than any other state and therefore, it is ultimately the duty of the teachers and students to make use of these opportunities and standardise the duties according to the planned manners.