Publications

Overview Documents

Kusuma Yearbooks

The Kusuma Yearbooks details progress of Kusuma’s programmes in State, district and schools.

2017

The Kusuma Yearbook for 2017, can be viewed below and downloaded here.


2016

The Kusuma Yearbook for 2016, can be viewed below and downloaded here.


2015

The Kusuma Yearbook for 2015, can be viewed below and downloaded here.


2014

The Kusuma Yearbook for 2014, can be viewed below and downloaded here.


Materials for Teachers and Teacher Educators

These materials are developed for the use of teachers to provide an interesting approach for improving quality of teaching in secondary schools. It also provides materials aligned to curriculum for Uttar Pradesh and Odisha that can support classroom teaching and supplement text books using a variety of activities to enhance learning. They are available both in Hindi and Odia


Good Teaching Guide (GTGs): The GTGs are created with a perspective of enhancing teaching content knowledge and practice, extending beyond subject specific pedagogic practices. The GTGs includes:

  • Pedagogy appropriate for secondary school, with an emphasis on enabling greater student participation classroom processes.
  • Enhancing teachers understanding of adolescents, skill to relate with them and their context
  • Teachers involving students’ prior knowledge in classroom teaching practice, recognising students potential and nurturing it
  • Enhancing understanding on the nature of the subjects to improve practice
  • Pointers for enabling secondary school readiness
  • Student assessments and preparation for exams
  • Co-curricular activities for all-round development of students

It can be viewed below


District Resource Group (DRG) Manual: DRG manual is support document for the teacher mentors responsible for teacher’s professional development. An observation tool based on teacher performance standards is a part of the manual. It is used for observing teachers classroom practice and providing evidence based support to teachers. It can be viewed below and downloaded

It can be viewed below


Teacher Support Units: Teacher Support Units (TSUs) are materials on specific topics aligned with State Syllabus, with special focus on complex concepts with assessment included. The TSUs are to be used in the classroom teaching practice. There are total 15 TSUs for English, 28 for Maths and 24 for Science.

Materials for Uttar Pradesh

English


Maths


Science

 


Materials For Odisha

English


Mathematics


Science

 

Materials for Students

Student materials are specifically designed to help students comprehend difficult topics, in English, Science and Mathematics, and undertake revision and independent learning. They are available both in Hindi and Odia

Student Learning Units: Student Learning Units are additional practice material for students in each topic for English (15), Science (24) and Mathematics (28).

Materials for Uttar Pradesh

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Materials For Odisha

English


Mathematics


Science

 

Materials for Secondary Schools Readiness Programme

Secondary Schools Readiness Programme (SSRP)

SSRP aims to improve learning levels for Class 9 students in government secondary schools. It is an accelerated learning programme for students in 50 Kusuma Schools Partnership Initiative (KSPI) schools in Hardoi and Sambalpur and for 52 pilot ‘scale-up’ schools in Uttar Pradesh . The programme focuses on, Mathematics, English, Social Science, Science, Hindi and Odia. SSRP’s objectives include:
1. Raising attainment of age appropriate learning levels of Class 9 students;
2. Building the capacity of teachers for Mathematics, English, Science, Hindi/Odia to deliver SSRP;
3. Building the capacity of a District Resource Group (DRG) and Head Teachers (HTs) to provide classroom-based support to teachers and for District Education Officers (DEO)/ District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) to track the quality of SSRP implementation in schools. KF provide regular control checks in schools to monitor DRG members and the quality of SSRP implementation

SSRP Model
Resources:
1. SSRP capacity building manual and implementation guidelines for trainers and teachers;

Capacity Building Manual

SSRP Implementation Guideline

2. Competency framework, testing tools and grading rubrics for testing of students in all SSRP subjects;
3. Teaching-learning resources such as teacher and student handbooks (SSRP subjects), Teacher Support Units (TSUs) and Student Learning Units (SLUs) in Mathematics, Science and English to bridge learning gaps and enable revision of topics from the Class 9 syllabus.

Teacher Handbook for Mathematics

Teacher Handbook for Science

Teacher Handbook for English

Teacher Handbook for Hindi

Student Handbook for Mathematics

Student Handbook for Science

Student Handbook for English

Student Handbook for Hindi

Orientation and Training:

Government and Contract Teachers , HTs and DRG members are trained on delivering the SSRP by:
1. A one day orientation of HTs and DEO/DIOS on the SSRP model, its components, monitoring framework, tools and their role in the SSRP
2. Annual two day training session for teachers on the SSRP model and its implementation, assessment tools, resources and their role in the SSRP. Participating teachers receive an SSRP implementation guide, teacher handbook and a set of TSUs.
3. Two-day orientation for DRG members on the SSRP, their role, coaching methods, guidance on teacher observation and reporting using the Teacher Observation Framework (TOF) . DRG members complete at least seven monitoring visits in each school annually, four of which are made during SSRP implementation.

Implementation in schools:

1. Baseline learning level assessments for Class 9 students at the beginning of the academic year to identify students’ learning levels at either Class 3, 5 or 8. The assessments take place for Mathematics, English, Hindi, Environmental Studies, Science and Social Science based on Kusuma’s competency framework
2. A Foundation camp (FC) at the start of the academic year for students at below Class 5 level. The FC strengthens basic competencies in Mathematics, English, Hindi and Environmental Studies to bring students up to Class 5. The FC consists of up to 72 hours teaching over 18 days (4 hours per day)
3. Supported Learning Phase (SLP) follows the FC during the school year and focuses on building conceptual understanding of key topics in Mathematics, English and Science. SLP consists of up to 101 hours teaching over 45 days (two hours 15 minutes per day) for all students assessed below Class 8;
4. A Consolidation Camp (CC) for up to 13 hours over six days at the end of the academic year to focus on the application of key concepts in Mathematics, English and Science and exam preparation; The CC consists of up to 13 hours of teaching over six days (two hours 10 minutes per day) for all students.
5. An End-line assessment of Class 9 students at end of academic year to assess changes in learning levels.
6. HTs and district officials support, track and report on Class 10 Board results of the Class 9 cohort of students who participated in the SSRP to the State Government to determine long-term impact.

Materials for EQIP Odisha

Implementation Guideline

The resource is meant for schools, teachers and district officials participating in Utkarsh-remedial education programme for secondary students. The guidelines include programme design and provides step by step guidance to plan and administer student assessments and deliver remedial classes to students.


Capacity Building Manual

The resource is meant for District Level Trainers to deliver teacher training on Utkarsh-remedial education programme for secondary students. This includes training schedule and guidance on delivering sessions for each session. The key resources referred are student learning competency framework,  assessments, teacher and student handbooks for all subjects.


Teacher Handbook

Odia

The resource is meant for teachers designated to deliver remedial sessions in Odia. This includes guidance, session schedule and detailed lesson plans for each phase of the Utkarsh programme. The teaching-learning aids and corresponding student worksheets are also referenced.


Mathematics

The resource is meant for teachers designated to deliver remedial sessions in Mathematics. This includes guidance, session schedule and detailed lesson plans for each phase of the Utkarsh programme. The teaching-learning aids and corresponding student worksheets are also referenced.


Science

The resource is meant for teachers designated to deliver remedial sessions in Science. This includes guidance, session schedule and detailed lesson plans for each phase of the Utkarsh programme. The teaching-learning aids and corresponding student worksheets are also referenced.


English

The resource is meant for teachers designated to deliver remedial sessions in English. This includes guidance, session schedule and detailed lesson plans for each phase of the Utkarsh programme. The teaching-learning aids and corresponding student worksheets are also referenced.


Student Handbook

The competencies are put in the question form so that when students will answer the questions students will be able to crack the concept and inculcate the understanding of the concept

Odia

The resource is meant for students participating in Utkarsh- remedial education programme for secondary students. This includes worksheets for students to practice competencies covered during Odia remedial sessions.


Mathematics

The resource is meant for students participating in Utkarsh- remedial education programme for secondary students. This includes worksheets for students to build conceptual clarity and practice competencies covered during Mathematics remedial sessions.


Science

The resource is meant for students participating in Utkarsh- remedial education programme for secondary students. This includes worksheets for students to build conceptual clarity and practice competencies covered during Science remedial sessions.


English

The resource is meant for students participating in Utkarsh- remedial education programme for secondary students. This includes worksheets for students to  practice competencies covered during English remedial sessions.


Quality Assurance Classroom Observation Format

The tool is developed to support government officials or NGO representatives designated to undertake classroom observations using key indicators. Based on observations and feedback, observers suggest recommendations for improving quality of teaching and implementation of remedial education programme.


Quality Assurance Observation Formats Teacher Training

The tool is developed to support government officials or NGO representatives designated to observe quality of district level teacher training.  Based on observations and feedback, observers suggest recommendations for improving quality of  implementation of remedial education programme and state level training of Master Trainers and teachers.


Quality Assurance Observation Formats Assessments

The tool is developed to support government officials or NGO representatives designated to observe if student assessments are administered as per the agreed protocol.  Recommendations for improving assessments and processes are shared based on the observations and feedback.


Materials for School Governance and Management

School Management and Development Committee (SMDC) Training Manual

This module describes the training methodology for preparing School Management and Development Committee (SMDC) members on the roles and responsibilities in order to help them perform their respective roles. This module also provides general information on the status of secondary education in Uttar Pradesh and functions of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in the state. It can be viewed below and downloaded here.


Module 1 – Guide book for SMDC training

As a guide for the Master trainers this document deliberates on the method of training based on the SMDC training module.

Module 2 – Guide book for training of Master trainers

Based on the SMDC training module this document helps the state level resource persons to train the Master trainers for SMDC training.

Participatory School Planning Manual Part-I

The resource is meant for the use of SMDC members, and explains the relevance and processes of participatory planning for secondary school. This is useful for undertaking School Annual Plan and mobilising resources for school development.

Guidebook for Master trainers

The guidebook has been developed to help the Master Trainers provide hand holding support to the SMDC members in developing School Plan and its updating in the system.

Guide book for Resource Persons

The guidebook helps the State level Resource Persons to provide training to the Master trainers on Participatory School Planning.

School Planning Calendar

In a form of poster this calendar contains the key steps for School Annual Plan and the important dates for implementation of school development plan. This was developed in order to help SMDC members keep close watch on the process and make necessary follow-up of the planned activities.

Participatory School Planning, Implementation and Academic Monitoring Manual Part-II

The resource is meant for the use of SMDC members and provides guidance for developing and executing school plans. It also elaborates on roles of academic sub-committee and ways through which they can support school improvements in line with priorities of the Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan.


Academic Monitoring Format

The resource is meant to be used by Academic Sub-Committee members of SMDC. This has key process and indicators for monitoring quality of teaching learning in the school and help SMDC prioritise areas for school improvements. The indicators are based school standards as envisaged in ‘Shala Siddhi’ school evaluation framework and the Kusuma school standards.


SMDC Samiksha Prapatra

The resource is meant to be used by SMDC members. This outlines key process for reviewing and recording progress on the school plans and SMDC’s own performance.


Training Handbook for Master Trainers

The guidebook supports district level Master Trainers to lead the SMDC trainings on developing and implementing school plans and academic monitoring in the district. Key resources used are Participatory School Planning Manual part-1 and Participatory School Planning, Implementation and Academic Monitoring Manual Part-II.


Academic Monitoring Poster

The resource is meant to be used by Academic Sub-Committee members of SMDC. This poster has key process and indicators for monitoring quality of teaching learning in the school and help SMDC prioritise areas for school improvements. The indicators are based school standards as envisaged in ‘Shala Siddhi’ school evaluation framework and the Kusuma school standards.


SMDC Samiksha Poster

The resource is meant to be used by SMDC members. This outlines key process for reviewing and recording progress on the school plans and SMDC’s own performance.


Master Trainer’s Reporting Format

The tool is meant for the Master Trainers to report on SMDC trainings and helps compile and analyse the training outcomes.


Training Observation Checklist

The tool is developed to support government officials or NGO representatives designated to monitor and support improvements in quality of district level SMDC training. Based on observations and feedback, observers suggest recommendation to improve quality of state level trainings and programme implementation.