TS Schools Academic Activities, DSE Telangana has issued detailed guidelines for conducting school academic activities i.e SA 2 exams, Results, Regular Teaching, School Class Readiness Programme, Remedial Teaching Action Plan, Remedial Classes, 3R Programme, Parents Meeting, Badi Bata Enrollment drive, etc…
TS School’s Academic activities~ Readiness, Badi bata,3Rs Programme/Remedial Teaching 2020
1. Half-day schools:
Half-day schools: 15th to 23rd April 2020
Half-day schools timings: 8 AM to 12.30 PM for TS Schools
SSC Exam center High Schools timings: 1 PM to 5 PM
2. New Academic Year:
New Academic Year Starts from 21st March 2020
3. Summer Vacation
Summer Vacation : 24-04-2020 to 11-06-2020
4. Textbooks Collection:
Required Textbooks Collection from Mandal Point: 16th March to 20th March 2020
Text Books distribution: 21st March 2020
5. Akshara Abhyasam:
Samuhika Akshara Abhyasam Festival: 23-03-2020
6. 3 Rs Remedial Teaching Programme:
Remedial Teaching/3 Rs Programme: 21st March to 23rd April 2020
Baseline Test/Pre Test: on or after 24-04-2020
Endline Test/Post-test: before 23-04-2020
7. Badi Bata Programme:
Badi Bata Spell I: 03-04-2020 to 13-04-2020
Badi Bata Spell II: June 1st, 20208. Online of Students Details: Submission Students Online: March 25 to April 15, 2020
TS School’s Academic activities~ Readiness, Badi bata,3Rs Programme/Remedial Teaching 2020
PROCEEDINGS OF THE DIRECTOR, SCERT, TELANGANA
Rc. No. 615/C&T/SCERT-TS/2016. Dated: 10.03.2020
Sub: Academic Activities at the beginning of the Academic year 2020-18 after the conduct of second Summative Assessment-Reg.
Ref: Procdgs. of DSE, R.c no. 92/DSC/Academic/2016, Dt. 23-01-2020
All the District Educational Officers in the state are informed that as per the Academic calendar of 2016-17, the academic year for 2020-18 commences from 21st March. 2020 and the last working day before the summer vacation is 23rd April 2020. With vide reference cited above, the summative -2 exam schedule along with the schedule of valuation and issue of cumulative records are communicated by C& DSE.
Based on the performance of the second summative assessment, it is necessary that the school has to take certain measures for academic improvement. In this connection, the SCERT-TS has prepared certain guidelines to the schools for taking up the following activities
(a) A detailed analysis of answer scripts.
(b) Diagnosing the strengths and weaknesses of the learners’ concept /topic wise.
(c) Undertaking the remedial teaching along with regular teaching.
(d) Ensuring the learners attain pre-requisite knowledge and skills for entry of next promoted class without any learning hiccups.
(e) Conduct school readiness for the classes I and II to improve the enrolment in the early grades.
Therefore the DEOs are requested to communicate the guidelines prepared by the SCERT for improvement of quality to all the schools in the district including TS model schools and KGBVs. Further, they are requested to take necessary steps to implement the guidelines in letter and spirit in the schools and review the progress of the schools at least once in a fortnight.
Instructions shall be given to all the MEOs and School complex HMs and other monitoring officers to visit the schools frequently and offer their academic support to the schools.
SCERT Telangana General Guidelines for Conduct of School Academic Activities for 2020-2018:
1. SA 2 Exams: Complete the Summative Assessment 2 by 16th March 2020.
2. Valuation of answer scripts: Ensure that Valuation of answer scripts starts on the same day of examination and completed by 18-03-2020 in respect of all the subjects. Get the marks and as well as grades posted in cumulative records by 19th March 2020. TS Schools Academic Activities
3. Parents meeting / SMC/SMDC meeting: Conduct Parents meeting / SMC/SMDC meeting on 20th March 2020 and handover of valued answer scripts and cumulative records of students to the parents.
~ Discuss issues of School-related: In the same meeting discuss issues related to School Development and Academic Improvement. At the end of the meeting prepare a School Development plan with an emphasis on Academic improvement.
~ Appraise the parents: Appraise the parents on the performance of the child during the year highlighting the students’ strengths and weaknesses.
4. New academic year start: Begin the new academic year on 21st March 2020 as per the academic calendar.
5. a) Regular Teaching Classes Start: Commence the regular teaching of classes (promoted classes syllabus and textbooks) on 21st March 2020 and continue till the last working day before summer vacation ie 23rd April 2020.
b) Remedial teaching: Ensure that along with regular teaching, special attention is paid to the students whose performance is not satisfactory in the last conducted SA2, and see that remedial teaching as well enough practice is provided to them in the identified weak areas from 21.03.2020 to 23.04.2020.
6. Parents /SMC/SMDC meeting on 23rd April 2020: Conduct one more Parents /SMC/SMDC meeting on 23rd April 2020 and appraise the progress of the children performance after the remedial teaching.
7. Organize Enrolment drive: Take steps to organize enrolment drive and make efforts to enroll students in the age group of 5+ to 6+ in classes I and II. For this meet the village elders and parents and educate them about the bright features of your school.
8. Banner: A banner may be placed prominently at the entrance of the school or in public places displaying “School admission is in progress”.
9. Summer vacation: Declare summer vacation from 24th April to 11th June 2020 as per the academic calendar. TS Schools Academic Activities
Remedial teaching action plan:
The suggested action plan for remedial teaching is as follows:
1. Based on the summative-2 results, for those children who are not up to the mark, try to find out where they are weak. For them, the revision of the syllabus should be supplemented with remedial teaching.
2. The remedial Teaching should focus on conceptual understanding of the child rather than memorization of principles, formulae, and algorithms without ensuring understanding. Understanding of the concept should precede the memorization of said aspects or practice work or drill work.
3. Based on the performance of summative assessment, diagnose the learner’s strengths and weaknesses concept-wise / area wise. For this, the teacher should make question wise, concept-wise, lesson wise analysis. This analysis should be done child wise by using the under given format.
QUESTION WISE /CONCEPT/AREA WISE ANALYSIS
Note: Put a tick (✓) mark if the student response is satisfactory if it is not satisfactory put ‘X’ indicating the need or help from the teacher.
4. Conduct the diagnostic test: If necessary, to pinpoint the student weakness, to assess his pre-requisite abilities or to assess his present status of related knowledge or skills, the teacher has to conduct the diagnostic test. Sometimes the diagnostic test may be intended to test the basic skills if the individual child is poor.
5. Identify the pre-requisite abilities/concepts to be learned by the students in the concerned subject of promoted class and ensure that the students learn these things before the commencement of summer vacation, this paves the way for the student to learn smoothly without any hiccups to the promoted class.
6. The diagnostic test may be framed for a group of children or for individual learners depending upon the learner’s weaknesses. This test should not be for all children.
7. Through the diagnostic test ascertain the weakness of the learner concept-wise, skill-wise.
8. The summative test, as well as the diagnostic test, should be followed with remedial instruction.
9. The remedial instruction should be learner specific; it is not general classroom instruction. If a certain group of children is found to be weak in the same concept or subject area, the teacher may conduct remedial instruction in groups. Depending upon the abilities of the children (Knowledge and skill level), workable groups should be made.
10. In the remedial instruction, the teacher has to monitor the learner progress day-wise at least week wise and step up the teaching for the next concept or subject area. TS Schools Academic Activities
10. The remedial instruction should be carried out through tutoring, counseling. Individualized instruction or group instruction but certainly not in the shape of whole-class instruction. Handholding is necessary for students who deserve academic support.
11. Keep track of such students and their learning curve.
12. When you are correcting the answer scripts or notebooks, please do not limit to putting right or wrong symbols, please have a discussion with the student where and how he has gone wrong. Please try to correct the answer scripts with suggestive answers, correct the mistakes of the children and give comments suggesting the follow-up action what the learner has to do. The teacher has to review their work periodically and if necessary daily.
13. If sizable students do not understand the concept, please do teach and re-teach with changes in the teaching strategies with appropriate illustrations and contexts. If feasible use ICT as a teaching tool and as a learning tool.
14. Take the support of the peer group in helping the students who are lagging behind, but be cautious that their learning should not suffer while helping their peer group.
15. Have a working teaching-learning plan for every learner and especially for the children who are lagging on an individual basis or group basis till the examination. TS Schools Academic Activities
16. Don’t resort to drilling, mugging up without giving proper inputs for proper conceptual understanding. For conceptual understanding, the above methods and procedures should be followed by the teachers.
17. The teacher should have two teaching plans: Every teacher should have two teaching plans, one is for general teaching, usually done for the whole class and second for remedial teaching. This should be done based on the needs of the children. It could be done group-wise or individually wise.
1. Hold subject teacher meetings in the school and discuss the strategies to improve the children’s learning, a status report on the children’s achievement and comprehensive plan shall be devised. This shall be discussed in the SMC/SMDC/Parents meeting to be convened on 20th March 2020.
2. Hold teacher wise discussion on the students who need academic help to sail smoothly into promoted class.
3. Chalk out day-wise, subject wise schedule for the remedial teaching during the school and if possible even after school hours.
4. Conduct regular review meetings without disturbing the school instructional hours with the subject teachers and review the instructional plans and children’s progress.
5. If subject expertise and pedagogical expertise are required, the services of neighborhood school or from retired teachers, or the persons who are working in DIETs, CTEs, Teacher Education Colleges, Higher Educational institutions may be utilized.
6. Provide a good ambiance in the school and in the classroom.
7. Make school libraries accessible particularly subject related books and teacher handbooks for ready reference.
8. Take the support of other teachers and tag the low performing students to these teachers for academic guidance and coaching, and ensure that every teacher in the school adopts two or three students.
9. Ensure the student progress data is updated in the given formats, the progress of each student is monitored.
10. As per the needs of the learners, allocate certain periods exclusively for remedial teaching for those subjects learners need help.
11. Teachers are required to make a detailed timetable for the above remedial periods in a week and exhibit it on the wall or in the notice board for the convenience of the students to plan their activities. 12. Remedial teaching should be carried out hand in hand without disturbing the regular subject teaching.
SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAMME:
School Readiness Programme: 21st March to 23rd April 2020.
Classes 1 and 2
a) to create a child-friendly environment in the school for class 1 & students b) to make young children feel comfortable and happy to attend the school regularly without any fear.
c) to develop pre-learning skills of classes 1 & 2 children.
d) to expose the children to Early Reading early writing and Early maths program. TS Schools Academic Activities
1. The content of the Programme is based on play, songs, rhymes, activities on Sensory-motor skills, scribbling, storytelling, picture reading, counting, arranging the objects in descending order and ascending order according to the size. Etc.
2. The three-word formulae of Aata, Paata, and Maata will be the process of achieving the objective.
3. Teachers use the module given for School Readiness and Class readiness program and as well use the workbook given during the summer vacation in June 2014.
4. Teachers will collect additional information and stories on the topics given in School Readiness and keep ready for the program.
Before short break children of classes 1 & 2 should be given activities which develop their motor activity, habit formation etc. Storytelling rhymes, action songs should occupy a central place in the day to day transaction. After short break topics of early reading and early maths to be taught in an innovative method.
The method of teaching should encourage students to develop their cognitive abilities. TS School academic activities conducting guidelines, SA 2 exams, TS School Results, Regular teaching, and School class readiness program, Remedial teaching action plan, Remedial classes for 3Rs program, Parents meeting, Badi bata enrollment drive