Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to constitute an all new team of principals and educators who would look over and analyze the affiliated schools of the board across the country. The team would look into the fact that all the affiliated universities are capable enough of dispersing quality education or not. The evaluation would be done on the basis of infrastructure and academics by the team. CBSE has said, “As a part of School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided that human agents performing quality assessments will be part of an external assessment team to ensure quality education.”
In order to select the most prominent people to be in the board and become the ‘peer assessors’, the board has proposed an online screening test, which would include online multiple choice questions. This proposal is being worked out and the outcomes would be made public soon.
The evaluation would be twofold and decision on the quality of the schools would be taken after considering the internal assessment (self-evaluation by schools) and external assessment (peer review) combined together. The SQAA has decided that the team that would carry the external evaluation would be called, ‘peer assessor team’, and would contain qualified and experienced people.