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Thiruvananthapuram: Students will review the question papers of the public examinations for classes 10 and 12. At present, education experts and teachers are the ones who review the paper. The aim of the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) is to plan the evaluation pattern and prepare the question papers for the coming year based on the analysis by students.
The project that is being implemented at a primary level this year will be expanded by next year. SCERT director R K Jayaprakash said that a detailed scientific analysis and data collection can be done by reviewing the question paper and the answers given by students for these questions.
The outlook of students about the questions in the question paper, the answers given by them and the disparity between these answers and expected answers will be found. By approaching it scientifically, mitigatory measures can be directed. He also made it clear that this will also help understand how well the students are utilising each phase of education.
How the question paper review will take place
The question paper will be reviewed by selected students from various districts
The review will be held in two parts
First part: The language in the question paper, time taken to complete the answers and whether there are questions from outside the syllabus.
Second part: Other information relating to each subject
4000 students for each subject
Almost 3,500 to 4,000 students will be selected for reviewing each subject. The question papers for the coming years will be prepared based on the opinion of the students. If necessary, changes can be made in the method of evaluation as well.
Question papers of subjects, including physics, chemistry, maths, commerce and language subjects will be reviewed this time. The information will be collected at the district level under the guidance of the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET). This data will be handed over to SCERT. They will conduct the scientific analysis. The use of an online app or a website to collect the data starting next year is also being considered.
SCERT is also considering to form an assessment cell to assess school education and knowledge gained by students regularly. The cell will include experts in the field of science, social sciences, languages and mathematics, data analysts and psychometrists. Instructions regarding this will be submitted to the government soon.
A special monetary fund will be allowed for cell formation through Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.