The vision of NIPUN AXOM is to create an enabling environment ensuring the universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy so that every child achieves the desired learning competencies in reading with comprehension, writing and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.
Teacher Professional Development
In view of the challenges of in-service teacher training across the different stages of school education, NCERT has designed an innovative and integrated programme for teacher training, now popularly known as NISHTHA (National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement).
Every teacher and school headmasters will be expected to conduct action research to immediately solve problems related to foundational learning in the classrooms and will also develop low-cost innovative TLMs as follow-up activities of the capacity building programme. Face-to-face training will be conducted by the SCERTs at the state level.
DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing) is the national digital platform for school education in India, an initiative of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Ministry of Education.
Using DIKSHA to enable Teacher Professional Development
Defining training objectives
Stitching together courses on DIKSHA
Onboarding of teachers
Training the state support teams
Communication and outreach
Assessment is vital in tracking children's progress in a continuous and comprehensive manner. It aims at early identification of learning gaps at each foundational stage i.e. at FYI-1, FYI-2, FYI-3, FYI-4, FYI-5 and FYI-6 including children with special needs, so that there can be possibilities of early intervention through referral.
Identify the child's strengths, needs, interests and preferences
Collaborate to solve issues and areas of concern
Potentiate the child's performance and scaffold it through interventions
Enable early identification of learning gaps and learning difficulties
NIPUN Bharat suggests two broad categories of assessments:
School-Based Assessment (SBA) by the teachers: for assessment of the individual child’s progress
Large-scale Achievement Survey: for assessment of the processes and functioning of the educational systems (such as NAS, SAS, and third-party assessments)
A five-tier implementation mechanism for the mission is set up at the NATIONAL-STATE-DISTRICT-BLOCK-SCHOOL level