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New Holistic Progress Card

New Holistic Progress Card:

The National Council for Educational and Research Training (NCERT) is introducing a new ‘holistic progress card’ (HPC).

  • HPC, developed by Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development (PARAKH), a standard-setting body under the NCERT, for the foundational stage (Classes 1 and 2), preparatory stage (Classes 3 to 5), and middle stage (Classes 6 to 8), as per suggestions by the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, marks a paradigm shift in assessing students’ overall progress.
  • HPC incorporates feedback from parents, classmates, and even self-evaluation by students.
  • The approach aims to provide a comprehensive view of students’ academic performance, cognitive abilities, socio-emotional skills and creativity during class activities.
  • HPC aligns with the National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCFSE) to prioritise a learner-centric evaluation.
  • HPC, will no longer depend on marks or grades to evaluate a student’s academic performance. Instead, it will rely on a 360-degree evaluation.
  • Under the HPC model, the students will be regularly assessed through class activities where they are not just passive learners but active agents.
  • Teachers, thus, will be able to register the strengths of a student, such as their ability to “collaborate”, “follow instructions”, show “creativity” or “empathy”, etc.
  • A key feature of the HPC is that students will have a say too, evaluating their own as well as their classmates’ performance.