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Monitoring and Mentoring of CCE

Monitor and Mentor

The Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced a number of steps for reforms in education sector. The creation of an assessment paradigm that is diagnostic in nature, provides essential feedback about each student and helps in the all-round growth of the learner is the backbone of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system. Although not a new concept, it requires changes in the ways in which schools have been assessing their students and there are many issues that can come in the way of its effective and efficient implementation.

While every school has its own unique environment, focus and resource availability, a collective experience with different schools would help us understand the possible issues a school could face. These inputs would be critical in ensuring that there is sufficient sharing, guidance and intervention that can be carried out to make CCE successful in schools.

The overall approach for this exercise in Monitoring and Mentoring of Schools, therefore, is based on two major objectives:

  • To ensure that the implementation of CCE has to be in letter and spirit, not just a procedure fulfilled on paper.
  • It involves working very closely with the actual resource base that can make CCE a worthwhile initiative – i.e., the teachers and school leaders. This involves understanding them, their views and their constraints (and finding ways to resolve them).

Furthermore, in accordance with the recommendations of National Curriculum Framework (2005) and National Knowledge Commission (2008), it is felt that this is also an opportunity for schools to revamp the internal school assessments, especially in the area of quality leading to enhanced learning.

Capacity Building:

One of the main aims of M & M programme is to build capacity within the CBSE schools to implement CCE effectively. This will be done through ‘Train the Monitor-Mentor framework’. Monitors and Mentors will work as Peer assessors. Each Mentor is a Principal who will be assigned three to six schools in the neighborhood. The Mentor will visit a school and document observations through Checklists, Interaction with Teacher Form, Classroom Observation Scale, Self Review Form and Mentoring Form on CCE. They will then mentor the school if required. A report will need to be submitted online.

Identification of Mentoring Schools

Mentoring Schools have been identified based on the following criteria:

  • Reach
  • Vicinity to other schools
  • School’s relations with schools that it will be required to monitor & mentor
  • Motivated and Proactive Management
  • Visibility
  • Vision to incorporate new ideas
  • Nominated and supported by Regional Offices
  • Prior experience in leading new educational initiatives

The Mentoring schools are expected to provide a helping hand to such schools in their respective areas by sharing their best practices or inviting schools to their own schools and by making use of the Mentoring tools developed by the Board.

Role of the Monitor & Mentor:

The role of the Mentor is different from that of an Inspector or an Auditor. A Mentor seeks to promote an atmosphere of trust, support and encouragement. Ideally, the Mentor is a Peer willing to share and learn in the process.

In case the Mentee schools have a concern regarding the Mentor Schools chosen by the Board, they can write in confidence to Dr. Sadhana Parashar, Head (Innovations & Research) at [email protected] or [email protected]; the cases received so far are being reviewed and their concerns will definitely be addressed.

Moreover, for any further enquiry or information regarding the Mentoring & Monitoring Programme, further M&M trainings, change of Mentor or Mentee schools or inability to access the website for online submission of the reports, you may contact Mr. R. P. Singh, Assistant Education Officer at telephone no. 011-23231070.

Process to be followed by the Monitor‐Mentor

Monitor/Mentor Login : http://www.cbserod.net.in/vigilance/mlogin.aspx