Education Ministry holds meet on PARAKH aimed at unifying 60 school Boards

Source: The post is based on the article “Education Ministry holds meet on PARAKH aimed at unifying 60 school Boards” published in The Hindu on 23rd May 2023

What is the News?

The Ministry of Education and PARAKH (The National Assessment Centre) has organized the 1st National level workshop on assessment with States and UTs.

What is PARAKH?

PARAKH stands for Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development.

It has been set up as an organization under NCERT.

It has ​​ been launched as part of the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 which envisaged a standard-setting body to advise school boards regarding new assessment patterns and latest research and promote collaborations between them.

Mandate: To work on bringing the school Boards across States and Union Territories on a common platform.

– To act as a common platform for interaction of all concerned stakeholders in order to develop a holistic approach that ensures a fair assessment system which promotes equity in performance and equivalence in the assessment of students.

Areas of work: PARAKH will work on three major assessment areas: large-scale assessments, school-based assessments and examination reforms.

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