Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan constituted a committee in the year 1994 to suggest a specific action plan with a view to further strengthen primary education. This committee made some recommendations regarding streamlining the teaching work and learning based on activities. Accordingly, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan adopted an activity based method of teaching at the primary level and grade system was introduced for evaluating the performance of children. The objective of assessment is to improve the abilities of the child rather than keeping him in the same class. A 6-week school readiness program has been designed to provide a home-like environment to the students in primary classes and to make learning more interesting. At the end of the program, with the aim of evaluating the success of the desired goal, assessment is made by the teacher regarding the following points:-
- Identification of the environment
- System/system copy
- Creation skills
Strengthen Primary Education
In pursuance of the recommendations of Yashpal Committee, a 6-8 week school readiness programme, activity based teaching and grade system for assessment was adopted. The purpose of the grade system is to improve the skills and competencies of the children instead of keeping them in the same class. Five point program was adopted for classes 1 to 5. A handbook for school readiness program and another handbook for primary teachers teaching classes 1 to 5 were printed to provide required orientation program to principals & teachers.