The Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched Oxford Star, an assessment solution designed to help students, teachers, parents and the school administration profile student personality, scholastic ability and 21st century competencies and skills. The solution empowers teachers and school administration to evolve and enhance the teaching-learning processes.
Speaking at the launch event, Nigel Portwood, chief executive, Oxford University Press said: “Oxford Star will provide educators with a better understanding of each student’s progress, so they can adapt and enhance their teaching methods, and improve learning outcomes.”
Oxford Star was piloted in 12 schools across the country and received encouraging feedback.
Sapna Sankhla, senior principal, Narayana E-Techno School, Poonamalee Branch, Chennai, who was involved in a content validation exercise for Oxford Star, says: “The assessment is multifaceted in such a way that it provides a complete insight into a child’s strengths and improvement areas. The reports are comprehensive and exhaustive and provide a forward-looking approach towards a child’s academic progress.”
Oxford Star is based on a holistic competency framework, mapped to key skills and behavioural competencies. Unlike routine classroom assessments that are dominated by content and mainly evaluate knowledge and recall, Oxford Star assesses learning competencies.
It then provides rich analytical information on the students' performance to educators, to help to monitor students’ progress each year, and identify any learning gaps.
The reporting structure has been rigorously benchmarked and the tests are designed by industry experts with decades of experience in teaching and mentoring students. The solution can be delivered both online and offline, and will be available for Classes V to VIII in subjects like English, Mathematics, Science and Personal and Social Competence.
For more information on Oxford Star, visit: https://india.oup.com/oxfordstar.
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