National Education Policy 2019


School Education

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Chapter 7

Efficient Resourcing and Effective Governance through School Complexes

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CHAPTER 7: Efficient Resourcing and Effective Governance through School Complexes

  1. According to U-DISE 2016-17 data, what percentage of India’s public primary schools have less than 30 students.

A) 10%

B) 20%

C) Around 30%

D) Above 50%

  1. According to U-DISE 2016-17 data, what percentage of India’s upper primary schools have less than 30 students.

A) Around 15%

B) Around 30%

C) Around 50%

D) Above 70%

  1. Schools will be organized into school complexes which will be the basic unit of governance and ______________________..
  1. A  ___________________ will be a cluster of public schools in a contiguous geography offering education across all stages – Foundational to Secondary.
  1. School complexes will ensure availability of all resources – infrastructure, academic (e.g. libraries) and people (e.g. art and music teachers).
  1. True
  2. False
  1. Match the following 
  2. HEI                     A. will play a central role in performance management of teachers

                                 and head teachers, by endorsing their evaluation and assessment, 

                                 including the annual appraisal

  1. SCERT,BITE      B. Created by state government as an intermediate stage between

                                  school complexes and the DSE to help in making local district-

                                  level decisions at the district level

  1. DEC                    C.  will create special programmes for learning how to develop and

                                   run effective peer learning communities.

  1. SMC                    D.  will play a significant role in supporting the school systems in 

                                   the district to improve, for example, by supporting teacher

                                   professional development and helping in the development of 

                                   localised vocational courses.

  1. Below areas of counselling can be identified and  mechanism established to offer teachers
  1. Counselling on choice of subjects in secondary grades
  2. Support and counselling on age related growth and development issues
  3. Support and counselling on mental health issues, including stress and mood disorders
  4. All the above
  1. The continuous professional development of teachers is not a responsibility of the school complex.
  1. True
  2. False
  1. Teachers and the school leadership must be fully involved in the governance mechanisms of the school for them to have a sense of deep ownership of the development and functioning of the school.
  1. True
  2. False
  1. ____________________ will develop a mid-term and short-term District Education Development Plan (DEDP), on the basis of the SDPs and SCDPs of the district. The framework for this will be decided by the DSE.
  1. The SCMC will consider creating smaller teams/ committees to look into specific long-term goals such as integration of vocational education, development of professional learning communities among teachers.
  1. True
  2. False          
  1. ______________________ will be provided within the school complex for students as well as teachers to ensure safe access.
  1. During the year 2016–17, there were 119,303 single-teacher schools and  the majority of them (94,028) being primary schools serving Grades 
  1. 1 to 5
  2. 5 to 8
  3. 11 and 12
  4. 9  and 10
  1. The average number of students per grade in the elementary schooling system (primary and upper primary, i.e. Grades 1-8) is
  1. Around 30
  2. Around 15
  3. Around 5
  4. Above 50
  1. Devolving various administrative, organizational, governance-related, and management related responsibilities to the school complex, it will therefore become possible to
  1. Build vibrant communities of teachers, school leaders, and other supporting staff
  2. Better integrate education across all school levels
  3. Share key material resources such as libraries, science laboratories and equipment, computer labs, sports facilities.
  4. Develop a critical mass of teachers, students, supporting staff, as well as equipment, infrastructure, labs.
  5. All of the Above

Question Paper Key

  1. C
  2. A
  3. Administration
  4. School Complex
  5. A) True
  6. (1, D), (2, C), (3, B), (4, A)
  7. D
  8. B) False
  9. A) True
  10.  DEC
  11.  A) True
  12.  Transport
  13.  A
  14.  B
  15.  E

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