Beyond IQ: Student Assessment Practices and Options - A Study on Current Status of Education Industry in India

Trilok Kumar Jain, Bhvyadeep Bhatia

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This is an experimental study to identify suitable assessment tools for student assessment. In the contemporary times, there are unlimited numbers of courses offered in education industry in the form of products and services by not only government-based organizations but also by different private organizations on the basis of “Intelligence Quotient” which is popularly known as IQ. Under the supervision of various private universities and government bodies like CBSE and ICSE Boards, various courses are offered in various segments right from Play School to Business Schools. The importance of education has been felt around the world and people are now more particular about it. Through schools and colleges, various products and services are being catered to by various private-and-social trusts, especially in India. According to the current scenario, our education industry keeps the whole focus on IQ to understand a child’s development. But for understanding the wholesome growth and development of a child, other factors are required too. The fact that IQ plays a major role in understanding the development of a child cannot be denied. However, our major concern, no doubt, is the 360-degree growth and development. This can only be achieved once we start focusing on the healthy mental balance of child as well as four other quotients such as spiritual quotient, i.e., SQ, emotional quotient, i.e., EQ, adverse quotient, i.e., AQ and creative quotient, i.e., CQ. As India is a country of diverse culture, it is required that our education system may develop with a “vision”. The fact cannot be denied that neither spiritual quotient (SQ) nor emotional quotient (EQ) is focus of the whole education sector. And due to negligence of inculcating these quotients into the character of a child, the problem of scams and corruptions has arrived. Not only in our political system but also in our economic system lack of these quotients can be felt. It is not only in India but across the globe that these deteriorating human values can be smelled. It is important to understand that at the end of the day who is responsible for all the wrong going around? Is it our society or the so-called “educated-section” of the society? Without a doubt it is an eye-opening situation for us.  


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http://www.swashritsociety.com/holistic-child. html# - retrieved on 15/05/2015

The Above mentioned link tries to follow wholesome development of a child. The reality however is that other quotients; AQ, EQ, SQ and CQ are fully ignored. In our research we have tried to give solution for complete development of a child through different quotients discussed throughout the research.

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