Edn secy calls for implementation of ‘Shaala Siddhi’ in schools

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia emphasized on implementing ‘Shaala Siddhi’ in all the schools of the state to enable them to evaluate their performance and to facilitate them in making professional judgments for improving the quality of education.
She was addressing a two-day workshop on ‘Shaala Siddhi’ for state and district functionaries of the education department, including principals, SCERT faculty members, and state and district coordinators, organised at the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here from 23 to 24 August.
Organized by the State Pedagogy Cell of the ISSE: Samagra Shiksha Society (erstwhile SSA Rajya Mission), the workshop was attended by, among others, SCERT Joint Director
Moto Nyori, School Education Joint Director M Kadu, SPD Samagra Shiksha Director Nangram Pingkap, Head of SSE Unit – Shaala Siddhi, NIEPA, New Delhi, Prof Pranati Panda, NIEPA Associate Professor Dr Rashmita Das Swain, SCERT faculty members, principals, and state and district coordinators.
The objective of Shaala Siddhi is to establish and refer to an agreed set of standards to provide clear pathways for each school for self-evaluation by focusing on the key performance domains of enabling resources of school; teaching-learning and assessment; learners’ progress, attainment and development; managing teacher performance and professional development; school leadership and management; inclusion, health and safety; productive community participation; and maintaining core standards in a holistic and continuous manner.
Prof Pranati Panda and Dr Rashmita Das Swain of NIEPA, who were instrumental in developing the framework and guidelines on Shaala Siddhi, imparted training to the participants on school self-evaluation, school standards and evaluation framework, key performance domains, school self-evaluation guidelines, Shaala Siddhi web-portal manual, uploading school self-evaluation dashboard, school external-evaluation guidelines, and such.