Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched SAFAL (Structured Assessment for Learning Analysis), a competency-based assessment for grades 3, 5, and 8 presented by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the first anniversary of the National Policy of Education (NEP) 2020.
SAFAL will be used to assess progress in basic skills and essential learning outcomes among students, a statement issued by CBSE read.
“This is in line with para 4.40 of the National Education Policy 2020, which recommends that students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the entire education system be helpful in planning improvements in schools and teaching processes and learning. All students in the school will take tests in grades three, five, and eight that will assess achievement of learning outcomes. basics, by assessing the basics alongside relevant higher skills and applying the knowledge in real-life situations, rather than memorizing them. “
SAFAL, as a diagnostic assessment, will provide developmental feedback to schools and teachers to improve teaching and learning without additional pressure on students. It has been designed to help students, parents, and teachers track learning progress throughout the school years and not just in grades 10 and 12.
Schools will not use SAFAL results in any way to promote students to the next grade.
SAFAL will be piloted at CBSE schools for students in grades 3, 5, and 8 during the 2021-22 school year, in the core curricular areas of Language Arts, Math, EVS, and Science.
CBSE invited affiliated schools to participate in SAFAL 2021-22.
The details of the assessment and registration for SAFAL will be posted on the CBSE website in due course.