Tuesday 10 April 2018



School Education – Learning Enhancement Programme -“GNANA DHAARA”, Summer Residential Remedial Teaching programme to low performing students of class 5 & 9 – Preparatory activities – Guidelines to District Educational Officers – Issued – Reg.
          Recently conducted National Achievement Survey [NAS 2017] and Annual Status of Education Report [ASER 2017] surveys mirror the results from the recent Summative Assessment [SA-1] conducted in objective mode for Classes 8th and 9th. While NAS showed a declining trend in performance of AP students moving towards Upper Primary and Secondary Education, ASER revealed that barely 59% of the youth in Srikakulam district could do basic division. Further, analysis of the results of Class 9 students of SA1 revealed that 51%, 47% and 25% of the students secured D1 and D2 grades, in Maths, Science and English subjects respectively.

          A comprehensive Remedial programme is proposed to be conducted to the identified low performing students in all grades under different managements. The remediation program called Gnana Dhaara will be conducted in 2 phases- i) Summer Residential Program and ii) Year long Learning Enhancement Program.

The core aspects of GnanaDhaara, yearlong continuous remedial program are as follows:
– This program will focus on improving learning levels of students of all Govt. and government aided private schools. Support will be provided by way of workbooks, teaching guidelines to Private school managements too.
– Subjects to be covered: English, Telugu, Mathematics and Science 
– Students from all classes [1-10] to be covered
– Subject teachers in schools will deliver remediation- training to all teachers through e-platforms to improve the delivery of remedial pedagogy .

As a precursor to the Year-long remediation, Summer Residential Remedial (SRP) program will be implemented in the following manner:

 For whom: Students entering classes 6 and 10 in AY 2018-19 will be considered, to help them bridge the transition from primary school to high school, and to give the Class 9 students confidence while going into Class 10 [SSC Board].
– Subjects: Maths, Language and Science will be the focus subjects for Class 10, while Telugu, English, Science and Maths will be the focus for Class 6.

 Resources: Volunteer teachers from School Education, Municipal, Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare and Model schools will be leveraged @ TPR of 1:40. B.Ed. and DIET Teacher students will be leveraged to be in-house teachers
– Where: Residential program involving Residential hostels of Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare, Minority Welfare, BC Welfare, APREIS, AP Model Schools, KGBVs and Girls Hostels will be utilized. In case of any shortage of residential campuses in any  district, the campuses of Private Engineering colleges or Corporate Schools/ Intermediate colleges are also to be engaged post consultation.
– When: From 1st to 31st May 2018
– Coverage of students: Based on SA-I results, around 2,30,000 class 9 students and 56,000 class 5 students are identified to participate in GNANA DHAARA summer residential programme.
– Extra-curricular activities are planned through local partners and organizations to provide holistic learning and development to child. Advance information and communication will be sent to SMCs and Parents.

1. Dissemination of Concept Note- GNANA DHAARA concept note is enclosed with these proceedings. A copy of this note should be circulated to all the stakeholders- POs, Dy. EOs, MEOs, DIET Principals, School Complex HMs, etc. 
2. Creation of a pool of teachers- Identification of English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, Telugu, and P.E.T.s/P.Ds teachers, with minimum 20 teachers in each subject per mandal. The selected teachers should make themselves available for this programme in summer. However, final selection will be subject to the number of venues and requirement of teachers.

Teacher Selection Criteria:
i. Only those teachers from ZP/ Govt./ Municipal/ APMS/ SW/ TW/ APREI schools should be selected whose residence is in proximity to the selected Gnana Dhaara hostel campuses. [list of final hostels will be provided at a later date] 
ii. The selected teachers must have a deep knowledge of the subject, and should be well versed in activity based pedagogy. 
iii. Teachers must be willing to give a self declaration to the Dept. stating they are interested in working for the said period as per guidelines specified by the Dept. in the GNANA DHAARA programme. 
iv. Female teachers are to be preferred in hostel campuses where girls would be residing. 
MEOs can lead the pooling process by nominating teachers, however the final list of teachers must be approved by the DEO, before submission to the Dept. 
Teachers must be conveyed that they will receive Earned Leaves as per Rule FR 82(b). 
Additionally, D.Ed students must be informed about the program, and selected to serve as in-house teachers at the hostels for the period of 30.04.2018- 31.05.2018. List of selected D.Ed students must be collated at the district level and sent to the Dept. 
3. Campus selection- Principals of SW/ TW/ APMS/ APREI/ KGBV schools must be engaged in discussion to confirm the capacity of their hostels, list of facilities available at their hostels, number and duties of their staff, and overall conduciveness of the campus to conduct the programme. 
4. Selection of additional venue- 4 to 5 Pvt. Engineering colleges or Pvt./corporate school campuses with hostel facility per each education division, must be identified and kept reserved for the programme. 
5. Safety and security- Principals of S.W/T.W./A.P.R.I.E.S./APMS/KGBV schools must be leveraged to identify highly secured campus to put up a separate campus for girls. Additionally, list of students along with emergency contact details of each student, must be provided to all nearby police stations. 
6. Engaging Guest faculty- Convene a meeting with local NGOs/Personality Development experts/Motivational speakers/cultural programmes organizers/ Yoga/Meditation experts /Art experts and chalk out how their services can be utilized at the venues. NGOs must be engaged with the Dept. solely on volunteer basis. Each district must provide a list of minimum 5 organizations which would be willing to work in their hostels, in any of the above co-curricular category mentioned. The time slots available for co-curricular activities are mentioned in the concept note. 
7. Awareness about the programme- Together with District Project Officer, a meeting with Dy.EOs, Sectorial Officers SSA, Principal DIET, MEOs and District Assessment Cell [DCEB] members must be convened and roles and responsibilities fixed specifically by assigning cluster wise in-charges.

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