Life skills are important to empower children and young adults to prepare for their future. They are also an integral part of ensuring their wellbeing. Assessing life skills would enable decision makers and practitioners to track the level of life skills proficiency, identify progress of policies and curriculum designed to enhance life skills and establish the efficacy and evidence of potentially useful interventions. However, one of the challenges in developing life skills assessments is the lack of contextualised and focused assessment tools.
As part of Life Skills Collaborative’s mandate, we are committed to develop robust, scientific and contextual tools to assess life skills. These tools are designed to be robust and scientifically accurate. They are developed in a collaborative model and adapted to the local context and made available as public goods. LSC has created, established, and disseminated an assessments repository that will help evaluate the overall preparedness of the public school ecosystem as well as the teachers and students, to help integrate life skills education into mainstream curriculum.
LSC has partnered with state governments across Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand to contextualise life skill assessment tools for the System, Teachers, and Adolescents. Multiple workshops were conducted across the four states and inputs gathered from 80+ government experts that have helped us validate and contextualise the Assessment Tools.
LSC has partnered with these state governments to build and pilot the LSC Assessment tools with over 40,000 students, 1,000 teachers, and 150 State government officials. The tools will be scaled up in these states in the languages of Hindi, Marathi, and Mizo.
The LSC Assessment Toolkit consists of tools for the System, Teachers, and Adolescents (11 to 18yrs). To gain a deeper understanding of each of these tools, their development process, how they can be administered, what life skills are being assessed etc. please click the following