Over 2.7L students being tracked for holistic progress

15 Nov 2022  |   06:25am IST

Over 2.7L students being tracked for holistic progress

Team Herald

PANJIM: Over 2.7 lakh students are been tracked for their holistic progress through the Vidya Samiksha Kendra (VSK). 

In a bid to improve the learning outcome of students at the school level, the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has set up its premises VSK to record, evaluate and analyse the educational data of students, teachers and school.

Recently, the National Achievement Survey results showed that Goa students performed poorly in Mathematics across classes. Their performance was below par as compared to their counterparts from other States. This had led to the Chief Minister expressing concern and saying that a mechanism is needed to improve the learning outcome of school students.

Director Education Shailesh Zingde said that within three months of VSK set up, almost 2.70 lakh plus students across 1,484 schools are registered with unique student ID under the Kendra, to track their holistic progress across grades, attendance, transfers and other achievements. 

Also, 13,500 teachers with ID are registered under VSK, whose performances are also tracked, he said. 

“The objective of VSK is to record educational data, analyse and evaluate the same. The VSK would work for improving students’ learning. This initiative will help in improving learning outcomes through data-driven monitoring of each and every student,” Zingade said. 

The VSK will provide a centralised reporting system for stakeholders at multiple levels in the State for reviews to continuously improve the schools’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by capturing the data at school level.

Meanwhile, the ConveGenius group, who has set up VSK, has developed a Chatbot — Parakh (Goa) -– a conversational Al Chatbot platform for Weekly Practice of Learning Outcomes for different subjects for students of Class I-VIII. The same will be launched by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday. 

“With the launch of the Parakh Chatbot, the students will have access to formative assessments and remedial learning modules through 1,800 plus weekly sessions designed by the ConveGenius experts,” he said.