Learning from the 'learning guarantee programme'

Rishikesh, B. S. (2013) Learning from the 'learning guarantee programme'. Learning Curve (20). pp. 99-102.

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The Learning Guarantee Programme (LGP) 1 was a large scale student assessment based programme conceptualized and implemented by the Azim Premji Foundation across 5 states between 2003 to 2008. Implementing this programme for over five years across the country provided rich insights on a variety of educational aspects as the learning was not restricted to getting only a macro-level picture. Hence, the learnings were far deeper than what large scale assessments are believed to provide. The criticisms of large scale assessments range from outright rejection of the concept due to its’ summative nature to its’ ineffectiveness in contributing to improve student learning. Interestingly, by incorporating certain innovations and research within the assessment design, LGP not only avoided the pitfalls of large scale assessments, but was even able to extract far more than what is traditionally expected from assessments of this kind.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Rishikesh, B. S.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/817
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