About Mission Zero – F
Mission Zero F
“Mission Zero F” is an innovative educational 5T Project of District Administration, Cuttack with the motto of bringing 100% success rate in the annual High School Certificate Examination conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.
During the year, 2018-19, more than 28000 students appeared in Class-X HSC Examination from 492 Schools of Cuttack District. Out of this, 19.36% students could not succeed and got “F” Grade. Mission Zero-F intends to improve the performance of the students appearing the HSC Examination during the current and subsequent years.
To achieve 100% results in the annual HSC examination in Cuttack district by following the 5T principles of Govt. i.e. Team work, Technology, Transparency, Time and Transformation.
Short term benefits:-
1. Decreasing the failure rate in annual HSC Examination
2. Increasing the quality of education
3. Motivating and directing the students in productive way
4. Mitigating their frustration
Long term benefits:-
1. Strengthening the Education system
2. Human resource development
3. Gain from demographic dividend
4. Socio Economic upliftment
5. Set a good example in the area of education
In a bid to achieve 100% results in the Annual HSC examination, our High Schools need to employ the following strategies to focus on poor performing students.
IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE BY STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS:
The District Administration with the help of the Block Education Officers and the Headmasters has collected data of final Examination result of Class-IX students promoted to Class – X and by taking this as base line has grouped them into eight different categories. Those are,
- F (Below 33% marks)
- E (33 – 39% marks)
- D (40 -49% marks)
- C (50 -59% marks)
- B2(60 – 69% marks)
- B1 (70 – 79% marks)
- A2(80 – 89% marks)
- A1 (90 – 100% marks)
While special care will be taken for students in the E & F grade to ensure their success in the HSC Examination. Steps will be taken for improving the score of other students.
The officials including BEO, ABEO, TC, CRCC & Teachers will be assigned with certain number of schools to mentor the Class -X students for enabling them to score high marks. They will function as Academic Mentors who will work in tandem with the school Headmasters and subject teachers to identify poor performing students and review their progress on fortnightly basis and take proper remedial steps. Simultaneously, the mentors will also look after the better performing students and deploy different strategies to enhance their score in annual HSC examination.
Apart from academic mentor there will be non-academic mentors who have graduation or above qualification and willing to look after non-academic requirements of students. Further the Members of Prajapita Iswariya Viswavidyalaya will function as Spiritual Mentors, who will help the poor performing students to improve their self esteem and confidence through counselling and moral education.
STRATEGY FOR IMPROVEMENTS
- Student Attendance: The key to the success of this mission lies with monitoring of students attendance. Low turnout leads to low performance among the students. The mentor should monitor monthly attendance of students and encourage high attendance engaging the Headmasters, Class Teachers and Concerned Teachers by going there home regularly, meeting their parents and motivating them.
- Preparation of Question & Answer Module: Preparing AHSC Exam oriented Question & Answer module generally for 10th students and particularly for D/E/F grade students by Utkarsh trained teachers and practicing them these modules for number of times will enhance their quality and improvement.
- Result Sharing and Progress Review: Result reports of all the periodic tests and pre-board examinations shall be shared with the parents. The progress of students should be reviewed on monthly basis.
- Progress Tracking: District Administration with mentoring officials and headmasters shall prepare a student progression tracker to keep a tab on student’s performance in various subjects. The monthly student tracker shall include class attendance and the unit test mark secured.
- Sitting Arrangements: Generally, low performing students sit on the last bench and get less attention of teachers. Sitting pattern inside the classroom shall be rearranged with the low performing students in the front row.
- Classroom Supervision and Monitoring: The mentors shall paid regular visits to the school and supervise classroom activities of both the teachers and students. S/he must ensure that teachers are taking classes regularly and engaging students with minimum home works and their improvement. The mentor and HM should check the completion of chapters as suggested in the scheme of courses. Any deviation must be reported to the mission nodal officer. The mentor shall suggest innovative teaching methodologies keeping in mind the classroom need of poor performing students.
- Out Sourcing Teachers Vacancy Wise: Two types of volunteer teachers, subject teacher and remedial teachers will be recruited temporarily, giving public advertisement by taking into account the vacancy positions of schools.
- Supplementary Books And Teaching Aid : Providing students with supplementary books like test papers and teaching aids like geometry box, maps, atlas, globe etc…
- Teacher’s Mentoring: Handholding of students in small group is one of the best practices to get their interest high towards study. The HM and mentoring officials shall engage teacher mentors amongst the subject teachers to look after the progress of low performing students closely.
- School Support System: The monitoring officials shall assist the HM in resolving issues pertaining requirement of subject teacher and other basic classroom needs. Subject teachers from other schools may be deputed to overcome teacher shortage. The mentoring officials shall report any deficits affecting teaching learning activities to the higher officials.
- Motivating HM and Subject Teachers: After all, if the school does not own up its students, nothing can be achieved. In this context a strong motivation amongst the HM and subject teacher need to be ensured by the mentoring officials.
- Community Engagement: Community that includes the parents, old students, PRI members and retired teachers has a leading role in implantation of mission activities. Community teachers can be engaged to accelerate the teaching learning activities for low performing students especially.
- Tutorials & Learning Camps: Special learning camps with the help of subject experts, alumni members and retired teachers shall be conducted for low performing students. This can be arranged under the “Mo School Abhiyan” initiatives during the holidays and vacation periods. Generally, after the test exam (Pre-Board -II) most of the students stay away from school. So, remedial classes would be conducted for identified low performing students during the month of January.