Does TESS-India provide accreditation or certification?

TESS-India does not provide accreditation or certification but in some states the OER have been used within accredited courses. Check with your local DIET or SCERT for details.

How can I find out about TESS-India in my state?

Contact your local DIET or SCERT and they will be able to advise you of the ways in which the resources are being used in the state.

My state is not represented. Can I still use the resources?

Yes, the TESS-India resources are accessible and usable by anyone anywhere.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

There is a global trend towards providing high quality educational materials that are not only free but may be adapted by those who use them. Such materials are usually referred to as Open Educational Resources (OER). With many people using the materials, adapting them and then sharing their adaptations back with the wider community, everyone benefits as the resources improve.

What languages are the resources available in?

The TESS-India resources are available in the primary language of the seven states involved in the first phase of the programme: Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Each of these sets of resources has also been adapted to these particular state contexts. However, there are also pan-Hindi and pan-English versions for more general use within and outside India.

Who are the TESS-India resources designed for?

Aimed at both pre- and in-service teachers, the units may be used for self-study, or mediated by teacher educators in a range of professional development contexts.  A separate set of resources is designed to enhance the professional development of school leaders, thereby encouraging a whole school approach to transforming teaching and learning.