PINDICS means Performance Indicators for Elementary School Teachers and Evolving performance standards for teachers’ accountability. NCERT will develop through appropriate provision of training and support, teacher performance standards. NCERT has developed a framework for Performance Indicators for Elementary School Teachers (PINDICS) that is based on norms and standards as enunciated in various studies and statutory orders of the government.
Performance Indicators for School TeachersThese performance standards define the criteria expected when teachers perform their major tasks and duties. Under each performance standard there will be specific tasks which teachers are expected to perform- termed as specific standards. These are further delineated as performance indicators that can be used to observe progress and to measure actual result compared to expected result. These performance standards define the criteria expected when teachers perform their major tasks and duties. These are further delineated as performance indicators that can be used to observe progress and to measure actual result compared to expected result. NCERT will also develop and pilot instruments to measure teacher competence under PINDICS. PINDICs will eventually evolve as the framework for effective teacher performance for effective monitoring and benchmarking across the country.
- NCERT has developed PINDICS for elementary school teachers.
- Self-assessment by the teacher at least twice a year.
- Assessment by Head Teacher/CRC/BRC coordinators also twice in a year; using teacher’s self-assessment record, observation of actual classroom processes and dialogue with teachers, students and SMC members
- Would be linked subsequently to QMTs and consolidated at Cluster, Block , District & State level.
What is PINDICS ? and Guidelines
Circumstance: Performance Indicators (PINDICS) are used to assess the performance and progress of teachers. It consists of performance standards (PS), specific standards and performance indicators. Performance standards are the areas in which teachers perform their tasks and responsibilities. Under performance standards there are some specific tasks which are expected to be performed by the teachers. These are termed as specific standards. From specific standards performance indicators have been derived.
7 Performance Standards (PS)Performance Standards communicate expectations for each responsibility area of the Teacher job performance. The following seven performance standards have been identified.
Use of PINDICS
- PS -1 : Designing Learning Experiences for Children
- PS -2 : Knowledge and Understanding of Subject matter
- PS -3 : Strategies for Facilitating Learning
- PS -4 : Interpersonal Relationship
- PS -5 : Professional Development
- PS -6 : School Development
- PS -7 : Teacher Attendance
PINDICS can be used by teachers themselves for assessing their own performance and to make continuous efforts to reach the highest level. These can also be used for teacher appraisal by the supervisory staff/mentor to assess and to provide constructive feedback for the improvement of teacher performance. Each performance indicator is rated on four point scale ranging from 1 to 4 indicating the levels of performance.
4 Rating Points
The four Rating Points are
1. Not meeting the expected standardIf the teacher performs tasks in an innovative way and makes extra efforts for improving student performance can be rated as beyond the expected standard.
2. Approaching the expected standard
3. Approached the expected standard
4. Beyond the expected standard
Guidelines for teachers
Self-assessment by the teacher should be done for every quarter in a year. Complete the teacher identification information on page 1.
- No item should be left blank
- Read each performance indicator carefully and reflect on it in the context of your classroom practice and give rating point in appropriate box.
- Place yourself on a point on the four point scale according to your performance against each indicator.
- Work out total score on the performance standard (area) by adding scores on each indicator of the standard.
- Prepare a descriptive report on the basis of your assessment. The report may also include the areas in which help is required.
Teacher Identification Information Form Details
Guidelines for Head Teacher/CRCC (School complex HM) /MRCC (MEO)Assessment by Head Teacher/CRCC (School complex HM)/MRCC (MEO) should be carried out twice in a year keeping in view following points.
- Use teacher's self-assessment record
- Observe actual classroom processes
- Have dialogue with teachers, students and SMC members to supplement teacher's report
- Prepare a descriptive report based on self-observation and report collected from the teacher
- Discuss the report with the teacher concerned to improve his/her level of performance
- Link information from teachers assessment using PINDICS with information about student attendance, curriculum coverage and student learning outcomes from Quality Monitoring Tools (QMTs)
- Complete Teacher Performance Sheet and Consolidation Sheet CRC level for onward transmission to BRC.