A three-day training-cum-workshop on testing and evaluation and item writing for the teachers of Demonstration School, Regional Institute of Education (RIE), NCERT, Mysuru, began at National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) of Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru began yesterday.
Dr D G Rao, Director, CIIL inaugurated the programme. In his inaugural speech, he expressed his happiness about academic achievements of NTS-I in the area of testing and evaluation. He assured that CIIL is planning to extend the scope of NTS by inducting different subjects from the disciplines of social sciences and sciences. He further said that in future, NTS-I and RIE may collaborate to train the teachers in the area of testing and evaluation.
Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer In-charge of NTS-I, welcomed the guests and participants and briefed about the activities of the NTS-I. While briefing about the objectives of the workshop, he opined that correct assessment of the students is as important as good teaching in the classroom situation. Therefore, one must develop their proficiency in the area of testing and evaluation to be an effective teacher. He, further, added that a teacher must ensure objective, fair and balanced assessment process in the classrooms. In absence of the same, progress of the students may be compromised.
Dr V Ilangovan, Dr Biresh Kumar, D Zubair Shadab Khan and Dr R Shakunthala were also present in the programme and they will train the participants in various sessions of the workshop. Dr Biresh Kumar, resource person, NTS-I is coordinating the workshop under the overall guidelines of Pankaj Dwidvedi, Officer -in-charge, NTS-I. Prof D G Rao, Director, CIIL, Mysuru is the patron of the workshop.
Around 36 teachers of Demonstration Multipurpose School, RIE, Mysuru who are engaged in teaching of humanities, science and social science are participating in this training workshop.