The Process

The standards have been created using a well-structured and carefully designed process, in line with international best practices . International thought on creation of standards was researched and several international teaching standards were studied, in addition to a few relevant efforts in India. With that research background and taking upfront input from 30+ stakeholders, CENTA draft standards were written grounds-up, incorporating the standards design core team's deep understanding of Indian classrooms. The draft standards also underwent a comparative study with selected international examples to understand and analyze gaps.

Most importantly, in an exercise spanning several weeks, CENTA draft standards were shared with several stakeholders in India and a few international experts. CENTA is deeply grateful to the several school leaders, teachers, teacher coaches, academic experts, teacher training colleges, in-service training providers, donors and other education experts for their detailed inputs.

Further, this is not a one-time exercise. CENTA invites any inputs on these standards; these will be reviewed by CENTA's expert panel, leading to periodic updating of the standards. The aim is to ensure that CENTA standards incorporate learnings from prevalent best practices, stay up-to-date with latest research and reflect on-the-ground context-specific experiences of stakeholders.