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India had the chase well under control, Thane, lead by 148 runs at stumps.West Indies bowled out Zimbabwe for 159 in the first innings on Day 2 of the Test match with West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo grabbing a five-wicket haul giving 79 runs in his 24-over spell For Zimbabwe Hamilton Mazakadza was the highest scorer for Zimbabwe with 42 runs In reply West Indies took a 60-run first innings lead and began to capitalise on it West Indies opener Kieran Powell was dismissed for 17 but Kraigg Brathwaite and Kyle Hope handled the innings with maturity to take West Indies’ score to 88 for the loss of one wicket at the end of Day 2 Brathwaite is unbeaten on 38 with Hope who is batting on 32 West Indies:Kraigg Brathwaite Kieran Powell Kyle Hope Shai Hope Roston Chase Jermaine Blackwood Shane Dowrich (w) Jason Holder(c) Devendra Bishoo Kemar Roach Shannon Gabriel Zimbabwe:Solomon Mire Hamilton Masakadza Brendan Taylor Craig Ervine Sean Williams Sikandar Raza Malcolm Waller Regis Chakabva Graem Cremer Kyle Jarvis Chris Mpofu For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: March 15 2014 2:46 am The 12th Five Year Plan acknowledges this learning deficit and targets improvement of education quality as its priority (AP) Related News If education were only about schools physical infrastructure and ensuring universal enrolment then India has succeeded spectacularly Every large habitation has a school most schools have buildings and teachers assigned students have study materials The first step schooling has been taken It was hoped or assumed that once the schooling inputs were in place education and learning outcomes would follow automatically However that learning outcomes are woefully deficient has been established by numerous Indian and international assessments The next step is to turn schooling into real education The 12th Five Year Plan acknowledges this learning deficit and targets improvement of education quality as its priority It seeks to introduce “a system-wide focus on learning outcomes that are assessed through classroom-based Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) independently measured monitored and reported at the block/ district/ state levels” It also advocates the articulation of “clear learning goals at the end of each class” that are “understood by parents and teachers” as well as its “bottom-up community-driven monitoring” We propose a three-fold scheme of measurement of learning outcomes to turn that agenda into action A major impediment to moving learning outcomes to primacy over inputs in the politics policy and practice of education is disagreement on the assessment and measurement of student learning What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get done But part of the debate about assessment is a fear that measuring learning will create too much “high stakes” pressure This fear is odd because there already is lots of measurement creating information that is collected analysed and reported The current state and district elementary education “report cards” to tell us “where we stand” have 824 separate pieces of information for each district We can know the number of classrooms with a ramp the number of classrooms needing minor repair the number of students that are blind But the current report cards on schooling are completely silent on education Suppose we do decide to measure progress on learning a fundamental principle of economics is that achieving optimal results requires as many instruments as targets If you want to kill two birds you almost always need two stones as two birds with one stone is dumb luck not a plan There has been too much fruitless debate about the one best way to measure and report on learning — fruitless because there is no one best way There are different purposes of assessing learning and hence different approaches are necessary even if all agree on the conceptual base There are three audiences for information on learning: educators who need information to guide their day-to-day and year-to-year instructional activities; government officials who supervise the system and who need information to understand how the overall system is progressing; and parents and citizens who need to know how their child their school their locality their state and their country are doing Measuring and rendering learning outcomes in a manner that resonates cognitively with the three separate audiences of educators supervisors/ officials and parents/ citizens is a formidable challenge A few principles should underpin any such effort One the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and CCE are already adopted and are in place and provide an excellent platform to initiate this process However the inherent complexity — several competencies for each subject in each grade and the multiple learning milestones for each child in each academic year — while perhaps necessary to guide educators headmasters and teachers on day-to-day instructional activity cannot be the sole way in which supervisors and parents are informed So we should assign instruments to targets and different audiences should be informed in different ways Two information on learning outcomes should serve as decision-support and not merely become an end in itself Accordingly supervisors already over-burdened with large numbers of schools in their jurisdiction should be able to utilise this information to allocate their scarce inspection and review times to assist schools and teachers who need the greatest support with overcoming learning gaps Three information should be rendered in the simplest and most cognitively striking manner Measures that seek to capture everything run the risk of communicating nothing Four any assessment framework for teachers supervisors and parents should be designed with the typical — not extraordinary — stakeholder in mind We propose not a perfect approach but a workable one with three different ways of reporting information This is a three-pronged strategy where each prong is not a competitor but rather a complement to the other Empowering teachers supervisors and parents with information on learning levels is central to this strategy The classroom teacher needs to track the learning trajectory of each student no less so as to enable them to achieve their grade-specific competencies However to achieve this while in the long run the full NCF might be used given the existing lags in learning teachers are likely to fall short Therefore to start the use of CCE for a practical and field-tested set of basic competencies situated within the NCF can be the first step towards bringing ambitious yet achievable learning outcome objectives into schools Though school supervisors require much less information with decreasing granularity up the hierarchy they need it to improve the quality of monitoring Rather than continuous measurement of all learning objectives supervisors can use periodic rounds of dipstick evaluations Done with rigour in assessing chosen basic competencies as proxies for the larger agenda these can become benchmarks for supervisors in monitoring learning levels within and across schools Finally parents need this information to be aware of their child’s learning level Simple and cognitively striking report cards which render the child’s learning trajectory in each subject against competency benchmarks as well as the classroom median can keep parents informed and create demand-side pressures for accountability An information cascade that appropriately integrates the varying requirements of all three stakeholders can be a powerful force to improve student learning outcomes The illusion of one best way of assessing all student learning should not block movement towards multiple ways of good measures adapted to their purpose Pritchett is professor of practice of economic development at the Harvard Kennedy School US Natarajan is an IAS officer batch of 1999 and a graduate student at HKS For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Rattled by the resignation of half a dozen of its legislators in Gujarat ahead of the 8 August Rajya Sabha elections the Congress on Saturday approached the Election Commission in Delhion Saturday and demanded a high-level probe into alleged horse-trading by the BJP A delegation of senior Congress leaders — Ghulam Nabi Azad Anand Sharma Manish Tiwari Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Vivek Tankha met the EC and submitted a memorandum Representational Image Reuters The delegation asked the EC to "forthwith constitute a high power committee of independent persons/officers to enquire into charges of money power muscle power and blatant abuse of government machinery for purpose of engineering defections and resignations of Congress MLAs" Jolted by the exit of six of its lawmakers since Thursday the Congress on Saturday herded 44 of its remaining 51 MLAs in the 182-seat Gujarat Assembly to Bengaluru The Congress alleged that at least three of its MLAs — Punabhai Gamit (Vyara) Mangalbhai Gamit (Dang) and Ishwarbhai Patel (Dharampur) — have been approached by the "BJP and its agents to defect in consideration of monetary allurements" "The state government administration and police are being used (for influencing MLAs) It is sad that it is all being done in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi" Azad who led the delegation told mediapersons after meeting the EC "We also asked the EC to transfer or suspend all such officials involved in this shameful activity.who abducted kidnapped our MLAs" he added Sharma said that the stories of Congress MLAs not being happy with the party and therefore defecting are "not true" "How come a party that does not have enough MLAs to field a third candidate for Rajya Sabha steals an opposition MLA and puts that person up as a candidate.Such a thing has never happened.It’s an assault on democracy" Sharma said The Congress party had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Friday and asked the Chairman to direct the Election Commission to take notice of the matter Its members forced repeated adjournments in the House on the issue The Chair asked the Congress MPs to approach the EC with their grievances Congress veteran leader and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s Political Secretary Ahmed Patel is contesting the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 19 2013 2:22 am Related News Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Harmohan Dhawan on Saturday demanded the resignation of DIGCBI and investigation of Joint CommissionerMunicipal Corporation Dhawan alleged that DIG Mahesh Aggarwal delayed the raid at the residence of Vijay Singlathe nephew of local MP Pawan Kumar Bansalgiving him time to destroy evidence After the arrest of Singla on charges of accepting a bribe from a member of the Railway Boardthe BJP has been demanding the resignation of Aggarwal Dhawan said? could not hold their fort against Jaipur Pink Panthers on Sunday as they went down 31-25 in the first match of day 3 of the Kolkata leg.” he said.’dance of champions’ is a tradition not followed anymore." 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