Each state government has specified various academic authorities that have laid down the curriculum and evaluation procedures. These could be the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) or other academic institutions of the state.For example, the Delhi SCERT and the Uttarakhand SCERT are responsible for the curriculum in their respective states. The state curriculums must, however, be prepared according to certain common principles1:
The state curriculums and evaluation procedures must include a comprehensive and continuous evaluation of the child‘s understanding of knowledge.
- It should focus on the all-round development of the child in a child-friendly manner.
- As far as possible, the medium of the instruction should be the child’s mother tongue.
- Section 29(2), The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.