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System for Teacher Assessment set up in Odisha

The performance of teachers in the class is set to be appraised and evaluated in schools in Odisha. The results will have a bearing on the promotions and increments, it is said. The feedback of the students will now have an impact on the grading of the teachers.

To bring about a meaningful change the learning outcomes in schools, the state government has planned to put in place a mechanism to acquire and record the student feedback with regard to their teachers in every class.

The appraisal of the teachers will be done on the basis of the feedback they receive from their students. There will be ten distinct points on which the students will be asked to provide feedbacks.

The system of feedback acquisition has already been placed in certain government schools in the state by the School and Mass Education Department of Odisha.

School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Das said, “We’ll take feedback from students. In every classroom, there’ll be a register in which teacher will have to enter the time of their entry and exit, topics that they taught in the class, and how many students were present.”

We also have an exercise for the students after every class students will give their feedback about the teachers, and students can write them if they found the class difficult, which will help to the teacher to improve their teaching,” he added.

Moreover, it is also reported that the department is all set to bar teachers from using their mobile phones in the classroom.