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DIRECTORATE OF EUCATION Govt. of NCT, Delhi SUPPORTING MATERIAL 2013 PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT (PSA) CLASS -- XI Page 1 of 280 PREFACE A workshop on initiation of Problem Solving Assessment for class XI was held at RPVV Sec-10 Dwarka New Delhi in compliance of circular no. DE.-S/44/3/PT-1/exam/1145-49 dated - 14/09/2012 issued by Additional Director of Education (Schools) Dr. Mrs. Sunita Kaushik , to prepare support material for Problem Solving Assessment(PSA) being introduced by CBSE vide circular no. Acad-41/2012 dt: 01/08/2012. The objective of the workshop was to prepare the support material in Quantitative Reasoning, Qualitative Reasoning and Language Conventions to prepare the students to meet the challenges of the twenty first century. It is an endless endeavour of education to develop skills like problem solving, decision making, critical thinking and creative thinking among the students. These dimensions of 21st century life skills will greatly assist learners in acquiring Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). All these, together ensure success by our students in higher studies and professional areas. A team of eminent and dedicated teacher of Directorate of Education Delhi met and discussed the aforesaid material and designed the required strategies for the preparation of the study material for the benefit of the students. It was a thought provoking and an interactive workshop which generated the required energy and zeal to give the optimum output to meet the desired goal. The team is highly grateful to Worthy Additional Director of Education of schools Dr. Mrs. Sunita Kaushik for showing the faith in the competence of the team to develop the material. The feedback from students and teachers and all the other stake holders in education will be the test of the quality of the material. Though the team has made earnest attempt to develop a good

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