The CBSE has roped in IIM Bangalore to train principals of affiliated schools in efficiently managing reforms like replacing marks with grades and handling the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system.
The training programme will be especially aimed at principals of senior secondary schools, empowering them to manage the reforms introduced by CBSE in the last couple of years, Board officials said.
The training programme, scheduled early next year, will also introduce them to different modes of assessment - formative and summarative assessment, incorporating multiple intelligence conceptual framework for assessment and innovative ways of transaction.
The training component will also include identifying and implementing suitable systems of appraisal and evaluation of feedback for teachers and staff and role of technology in management of schools.
Contextualising the initiatives and flagship CBSE programmes like comprehensive schools health programmes, life skills programmes, adolescent education programmes and introduction of CCE and other alternative modes of assessment will also be included in the five-day-long programme, the officials said.
The training programme christened 'Strategic Management and Leadership' will also help the school heads develop systemic strategies and processes for managing key functional areas in schools, such as financial management and resource mobilisation, management of human resources and interpersonal relations and resolution of conflicts.
The CBSE had earlier also forged collaboration with a few IIMs to offer such training programmes, the response to which was overwhelming, the officials said.
Score: Times of India.