DoE to address learning gaps among students in government schools | Delhi News

New Delhi: In order to bridge the learning gaps that may have arisen due to the prolonged school closures, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has stated that teaching-learning activities for X and XII grades will commence from May 9 to June 15 in physical mode. A cohort strategy will be followed in which students will be divided into groups according to their academic levels and accordingly the gaps will be filled.
“The prolonged closure of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic may have led to academic gaps in students’ subject-specific skills. Students may not have developed an adequate understanding of different subjects in previous lessons. Therefore, a separate action plan has been developed for students in classes X and XII through a combination of strategies to rebuild their basic subject-specific skills and catch up with subject-specific curricular needs,” the order reads.
For example, students who are at the appropriate grade level will use the library facilities for self-study and can contact the relevant teacher to clear up doubts, etc. Similarly, students who are below the appropriate level will receive special attention for learning gaps.
For the third cohort, where students report for their supplementary or compartment exams, support as needed will be provided.
“In the first phase, from May 9 to May 31, child-centred and needs-based support to meet the needs of pupils for the next supplementary or compartment examinations will be provided. In the second phase, from June 1 to June 15, after complementary or compartment examinations, the same strategies as cohort II will be followed,” officials said.
The ordinance further adds: “Heads of schools must ensure that information concerning teaching and learning activities is disseminated to parents and students at the time of the declaration of results and ensure that the students attend classes regularly.