With an aim to end rote learning and improve the quality of education in schools, NCERT has come out with subject-wise minimum learning outcomes (MLOs) for class IX and X students. At present, it has specified MLOs for two subjects, namely, Science and Maths. Work on the MLOs for English, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, and Art Education is going on.
As per the MLOs, students of classes IX and X should be able to solve unfamiliar problems in Maths, by the end of their academic year, using theories, concepts and formulas that they studied in their respective classes.
Similarly, as far as Science is concerned, students should be able to use “the methods and processes of science,” that is, observing, questioning, planning investigations, hypothesizing, collecting, analysing, interpreting data, communicating explanations with evidence, justifying explanations, and thinking critically.
Source: Deccan Herald