Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launched the Nagaland Reading Festival, Digital Teachers’ Diary, and ASSET-Question-A-Day (AQAD) at Capital Cultural Hall, Kohima today.
The Nagaland Reading Festival is a statewide celebration of school leaders’ innovations. Its theme is “Love for Reading.” It is an occasion for principals and headmasters to design and implement activities that solve their students’ reading challenges. The goal of the festival is to help students from grades 1 to 8 read effectively with comprehension.
The Teacher’s Diary, introduced by the Department in all Government Schools across the State in the year 2020 is a comprehensive tool that would assist and motivate teachers to plan their teaching learning activities efficiently and at the same time serve as a record of assessment of their performance. The ‘Teacher Friendly’ Teacher’s Diary serves as a mirror of their performance.
The physical Teacher’s Diary has now been upgraded into a digital format as the Digital Teacher’s Diary and is being integrated into the Teacher’s App. This would enable the sub-divisional, district and state level officials to monitor the class room transactions being carried out in Government Schools across the State on a real time basis.
Officials at the recently established Nagaland Education Management and Information System (NEMIS) Control Room at the Directorate of School Education would regularly monitor the implementation and usage of the Digital Teacher’s Diary.
ASSET-Question-A-Day (AQAD) is offered free by the Department of School Education in collaboration with Educational Initiatives (Ei) for students across the State, spanning government and private schools.
Ei-ASSET has been at the forefront of skills-based testing for the last two decades internationally and is often used for performance benchmarking, misconception diagnosis, and measuring the effectiveness of teaching. AQAD is a set of competency-based questions to test the high-order-thinking skills of students and will evaluate students on their understanding of key concepts. Each question has been carefully curated from a list of questions that show student misconceptions.
It can be accessed from the DoSE’s website: https://education.nagaland.gov.in/.
AQAD is meant for Classes 3 to 9 for various subjects. It is available for English, Maths and Science for Classes 3 & 4. For Classes 5 to 9, it is available for English, Maths, Science and Social Studies. The intent of this initiative is to give students an opportunity to engage with high-quality questions that help them appreciate a deeper understanding of the concepts taught in the classroom.