A programme on Student Readiness that has spanned over the past three years aims to diagnose learning gaps in students through a comprehensive assessment process. The programme aims to create individualised learning plans for students and to support them to bridge their learning gaps through hands-on learning. The programme is implemented in schools in the state through the Government Teachers who engage in this intensive teaching-learning programme in the beginning of the year to ensure that students are ready for the class to which they have graduated. The programme develops Teacher Handbooks that are carefully crafted lesson plans to help teachers deliver lessons while students have Student Workbooks for practice. The programme concludes with an Endline Assessment to evaluate student results.
A programme which commenced as a Student Readiness programme transformed into a holistic learning programme which ensures 360º transformation of the schools where it is implemented. Diagnostic Assessments are administered on the basis of which student readiness lessons are delivered. In-class support is created for teachers in Government Schools in Meghalaya through be-spoke resources/worksheets/video lessons available through individual school logins on Neeve Web Portal. Continuous practice for students on lessons completed by teachers are encouraged on Neeve, an adaptive learning App so that students do not develop any learning gap and learning is comprehensive and continuous.
Aiming to develop the basic language skills needed for everyday life in personal, social and transactional contexts for learners whose first language is not English, the programme focused on ensuring students acquire knowledge of the basics of the language, developing fluency, building vocabulary, and building confidence when using the language. Unnati was a 120-hour English Communication Course to hone up students' skills in English Communication included skills in Speaking, Reading and Writing.
Tamil Nadu is the front runner in the implementation of the KGBV scheme in the state and introduced the programme in the year 2004-2005 to address the issues of underprivileged and at-risk female students with focus on education and on life skills. After initiating Samagra Shiksha at the national level, KGBVs have grown into a significant programme reaching out to a considerable number of girls. To study the effectiveness of the KGBVs under Samagra Shiksha and over the years towards girls' education, an evaluation study on “Impact of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya on Girls' Education” was commissioned which assessed conclusions, recommendations and lessons learnt which would assist the State/District officials to manage the KGBV more effectively in the future.