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CBSE Introduces Self-Learning Material on SQAAF Portal

CBSE has taken a significant step in improving School Quality Assessment by launching self-learning material on the SQAAF portal. This article explores the benefits and impact of this initiative on the education system.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is committed to ensuring quality education in schools across India. In line with this vision, CBSE has introduced the School Quality Assessment & Assurance Framework (SQAAF). As a recent development, CBSE has announced the availability of self-learning material on the SQAAF portal, empowering schools to undertake self-assessment effectively and objectively. This blog post provides an overview of the notification and highlights the significance of these resources for affiliated schools.

Notification Details:

In Circular No. Acad-75/2023 dated 28/06/2023, CBSE emphasizes the importance of self-assessment through SQAAF for the acceptance of applications related to fresh affiliation, switch-over, upgradation, and extension on the SARAS portal for the academic session 2024-25 and beyond. Furthermore, CBSE has made it mandatory for all affiliated schools to engage in self-assessment on the SQAAF Portal annually, between 1st April and 31st December.

Accessing Self-Learning Material:

To aid schools in implementing the SQAAF framework and facilitating objective self-assessment, CBSE is developing online self-learning modules. These modules aim to provide schools with a comprehensive understanding of the SQAAF domains and standards. The following self-learning modules can be accessed on the SQAAF Portal under the “Self-Learning Material” section, accessible upon logging in at

  1. Core Learning Team: This module focuses on the foundational aspects of the SQAAF framework, highlighting the roles and responsibilities of the core learning team in promoting quality education within the school.
  2. Spirit of SQAAF: The “Spirit of SQAAF” module delves into the ethos and values of the SQAAF framework, emphasizing the importance of fostering a positive learning environment, ethical practices, and student-centric approaches.

In addition to the self-learning modules, the SQAAF document itself is available for reference on the portal. The SQAAF microsite at also provides access to these resources. CBSE is continuously developing more self-learning modules that will be uploaded on the aforementioned portals.

Building Capacity for Self-Assessment:

CBSE advises all affiliated schools to utilize the self-learning material and actively build their capacity to undertake self-assessment before 31st December of each year. By engaging with these resources, schools can enhance their understanding of the SQAAF framework, assess their educational practices, and identify areas for improvement.

Contact Information:

For any queries or further assistance, schools can reach out to CBSE at the following contact details:

Phone: 011-23231067 Email:

The introduction of self-learning material on the SQAAF portal signifies CBSE’s commitment to fostering quality education in affiliated schools. By leveraging these resources, schools can strengthen their self-assessment processes, align themselves with the SQAAF standards, and strive for continuous improvement in educational practices. CBSE encourages all affiliated schools to make effective use of the self-learning modules and embrace the SQAAF framework for the betterment of the education system in India.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Question 1: What is the School Quality Assessment & Assurance Framework (SQAAF)?
The School Quality Assessment & Assurance Framework (SQAAF) is an initiative by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) aimed at promoting and ensuring the delivery of quality education in schools across India. SQAAF provides a structured framework that enables schools to assess their educational practices, identify areas for improvement, and enhance the overall quality of education.
Question 2: Why is self-assessment through SQAAF important for affiliated schools?
Self-assessment through SQAAF is crucial for affiliated schools for several reasons. Firstly, it allows schools to evaluate their adherence to the SQAAF domains and standards, providing insights into their educational practices. This self-reflection helps schools identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Secondly, self-assessment on SQAAF has become mandatory for various applications related to affiliation, switch-over, upgradation, and extension on the CBSE SARAS portal. Lastly, by engaging in self-assessment, schools can enhance their capacity to deliver quality education and align themselves with national standards.
Question 3: How can schools access the self-learning material on the SQAAF portal?
To access the self-learning material on the SQAAF portal, affiliated schools need to log in to the SQAAF portal at After logging in, schools will find a section titled “Self-Learning Material” where they can access the available modules. Currently, two modules are available: “Core Learning Team” and “Spirit of SQAAF.” Additionally, schools can also find the SQAAF document for reference on the same portal. The resources can also be accessed through the SQAAF microsite at, providing schools with easy access to the self-learning materials.
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