In yet another shocker from education department, teachers in various government schools have been found to have prepared forged award sheets of their students from kindergarten to 7th class with an aim to fake their performance to the authorities.
The development has forced the government to issue a circular to the cornered cluster heads and heads of the institutions to record the actual learning levels (in terms of marks and other aspects) of the student for reference in the result books 'even if a student has shown dismal performance.'
The circular issued by Director School Education Kashmir has asked the teachers to refrain from showing fake performance of the students in their examination which mars the purpose of evaluation, feedback, monitoring and academic support besides hampering the cluster level intervention in the enhancement of learning levels of the children.
"The progress reports of the students and the result books of schools have not been compiled as per the actual achievement levels of the students as assessed through the different tools of evaluation adopted by the cluster," reads the circular, adding that the practice will defeat the purpose of evaluation.
The fake result books are being compiled at a time when JK's education department has a "No Detention Policy" in vogue which bars the school authorities from detaining any student up to 10th class.
"There is no question of detaining any child in a particular class for more than one academic session," reads the circular.
It states that the department has to have the actual learning levels of the students under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
"This will help us to give proper support and put remedies in place for enhancement in achievement levels of the children in terms of competencies," it reads.
Directorate of School Education has asked all the cluster heads and heads of the institutions to record the actual learning levels (in terms of marks and other aspects) of the student.
"If a child scores zero in a subject the result be recorded as zero only and the child be passed as part of the policy," the circular reads.
Notably the DSEK has divided the education zones in different academic clusters with specific names with each cluster being headed by the Principal of the Higher Secondary School.
Also, the DSEK in its circular has noted that in future, the performance at all levels will be measured on the basis of the records of previous examinations and the result of the annual exams (T2) will be taken as baseline by the department.
"The cluster heads are directed to immediately do away with all evaluation discrepancies in the results from the current term. In case of any failure the responsibility will entirely lie on the cluster heads," reads the circular.
DSEK has also directed the Principal, District Institutes of Education (DIETs) to submit district level formats to State Institute of Education (SIE) and DSEK.