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Key Dates

Activity modified

Date

Commencement of Applications Online

15-03-2017

Last Date for Application

23-03-2017

Online Verification by DEOs

28-03-2017

Conduct of Online examination

04-04-2017

Announcement of Results

10-04-2017

Recruitment test and personal interviews day

18-04-2017

Final selections list

21-04-2017

Placement

24-04-2017

 



Qualifications Required

Assessment cell (Housed at SCERT):
 
Subject Experts:
1. Desirable to possess a Master degree in the respective subject/ language and a B.Ed/M.Ed degree.
2. M.Phil/ Ph.D is also desirable.
3. Should be proficient with using computers and MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT).
4. Minimum 5 years of continuous teaching experience is preferred.
 
Assessment Expert:
1. Desirable to possess a Master degree in any subject and a B.Ed/M.Ed degree.
2. M.Phil/ Ph.D is also desirable.
3. Should be proficient with using computers and MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT).
4. Minimum 5 years of continuous teaching experience is preferred.
 
DCEB Level:
1.1. Primary level: Desirable to possess a Master degree in any subject and a B.Ed/M.Ed degree.
1.2. High School Level (Language): Desirable to possess a Master degree in a language and a B.Ed/M.Ed degree.
1.3. High School Level (Non-Language): Desirable to possess a Master degree in non-language school subjects and a B.Ed/M.Ed degree.
2.   M.Phil/ Ph.D is also desirable.
3.   Should be proficient with using computers and MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT).
4.   Minimum 5 years of continuous teaching experience is desirable.


What is Assessment Cell?

The Assessment Cell will be composed of a team of 15 members- a mix of subject experts, assessment experts, data researchers and IT analyst, housed in SCERT. Capacity building of the members of the cell over 3 years will involve training in,

  • Test design and development
  • Data research and Assessment reporting skills
  • Test administration processes and best practices

By strengthening the Evaluation department of SCERT, through the Assessment Cell, this team of elite, highly skilled and specilaized people will become the singular point of contact for all assessments in the state. Capacity building will also happen at the district level through the DCEB on robust test administration processes and dissemination of school/teacher level insights. 

Overall, the objective of the Assessment Cell will be to develop high quality assessments, analyze and disseminate the performance of students on a regular basis. The cell will provide an extremely clear picture of learning through robust diagnostic achievement surveys. Based on the diagnosis, intervention strategies covering various aspects like improved teacher training, curriculum revisions, school leadership programs, school standards etc. will be designed, implemented and monitored. 


Need For Assessment Reforms


About Certification Course

The objective of the three-year certification course is to enhance the capabilities of the Assessment Cell members in various aspects of large-scale assessments such as sampling, test design, item writing, standardized test administration, test data management, basic and advanced analysis of data, report writing, dissemination of data, providing linkages to pedagogy and curriculum and further research into understanding student thought/answers.
 
The course will give a thorough understanding of the theory and also train the participants' hands on to become full-fledged professionals in the domain of assessments and learning research. All participants will have to complete 13-course papers and a capstone project.


Assessment Cell Framework

To achieve the goals of Assessment reforms in the state, the Govt. of AP has partnered with the following external organizations:

  1. Center for Science of Student Learning (CSSL)
  2. Samagra Development Associates
  3. Central Square Foundation (CSF)

The Assessment Cell will be set up within SCERT. A steering committee composed of Principal Secretary, Education, Commissioner, Director SCERT, SSA SPD and representatives from external partners will provide the overall direction to the Cell. CSSL will deliver the 3-year, Large Scale Assessment Certification course, covered across 15 modules. Samagra will provide the technology and data enablement in the certification course, along with interventions to improve data collection and analysis. Additionally, Samagra will play the role of the Overall Program Coordinator for the Assessment reforms in the state. This unique multi-stakeholder partnership, envisions to achieve the below

  1. Build long term system and institutional capacity through an Assessment Cell comprised of personnel who will be professionally developed for enhancing the quality of all the activities currently undertaken by the evaluation wing.
  2. Strengthen the capacity of the evaluation wing for a smooth roll out of all learning assessments being planned and conducted at the state level.
  3. Strengthen the methodology in designing the assessment tools (test papers and background questionnaires) so that data is amenable for actionable insights.
  4. Strengthen data analysis to derive actionable insights, which will be inputs for teacher training and pedagogy.
  5. Improve report dissemination, all the way to school, so that the inputs are executed in the classrooms.
  6. Track the effectiveness of the Assessment Cell over time in improving the learning outcomes.
  7. Improve the usage of technology in the work flow of the Assessment Cell and in leveraging the data from the assessments.


Assessment Cell Structure

The Assessment cell will consist of a 15-member team at the State level. 11 members will be a mix of subject experts and assessment experts picked internally. The remaining members will consist of data researchers, IT analysts and a project management/test administration specialist. Additionally, there will also be a team at the DCEB level of each district. The team structure and composition is below. 

State Level Assessment Cell (11 members)

Assessment Cell Head

Subject

Primary Section

High School Section

Mathematics

1

1

Bio Sciences

 

1

Physical Sciences

 

1

Social Sciences

 

1

Telugu

1

1

English

1

1

Assessment Expert

 

1

 
 
District level DCEB (3 members + DCEB Secretary)
 

Sl. No.

School subject

No. of Posts

1

Primary

1

2

High School (1 Language and 1 Non Language)

2

 

Total

3