Continuing with our Journey of SQAA!
As per New Education Policy (NEP) quality education is a focus now, aligning with it CBSE has introduced SQAA (School Quality Assessment & Assurance) Framework to assess the Quality of education in schools.
CSQAA Framework rests on the following 7 domains ensuring effectiveness of schools with different weightages:
1. Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment:
With highest weightage of 40%, this domain is treated as the core domain consisting of teaching learning processes, learning outcomes, assessment practices, etc. that are used as a yardstick for determining quality of school education.
2. Infrastructure- Adequacy, Functionality & Aesthetics:
Facilities provided by the school in the areas of space, safety requirements, health management etc ensuring the safety, security & clean environment for all students carrying 10% weightage.
3. Human Resources:
Adhering to major boundaries of recruitment of adequate no. of staff first & then moving on to mandate Service Rules & Records, Recruitment Practices, Academic Supervision, etc keeping involved the stakeholders, family & community partnership, holding 10% weightage.
4. Inclusive Practices: With 10% of weightage, inclusive practices focuses on the fundamental changes that a school must bring in its systems to address the needs of every child while also creating an environment in which all students have an opportunity to flourish
5. Management & Governance:
It advocates for comprehensive teacher training programs to enhance teaching quality.
Focusing on the visionary leaders like Principals & their role in creating plausible situations conducive to learning & developing an artistic & aesthetic sense in students addressing the learning needs of all children, including those who are marginalized & differently abled stands with 10% weightage.
7. Beneficiary Satisfaction:
Schools shall be successful in meeting this standard when they carry the understanding, commitment & support of all stakeholders with the weightage of 10% along with benefits of involving all stakeholders in decision making, collaboration with stakeholders to support the improvement in student learning outcomes.
These domains are the key performance areas of school & are not independent of each other but interlinked & interdependent in a systematic & seamless manner constituting various sub-domains individually, ensuring uniformity in understanding across all users & stakeholder.
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