CBSE Announces ‘Uniform Assessment’ Format for Classes VI to IX - Things school heads need to know
The Central Board of Secondary Education has declared to replace the old continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) scheme with a new format - ‘uniform system of assessment, examination and report card’. All students studying in CBSE schools will be under this process and all schools will have to follow CBSE’s template, from examinations to report cards, which will have logo of the board.
Things school heads need to know:
The new scheme also has two terms like the old, but test marks weightage is now 90% - 80 marks for half yearly or yearly exam and 10 marks of the 20 mark assessment from each term. Other 10% marks will be for notebook submission (5 marks) and subject enrichment (5 marks).
While the syllabus for half yearly exams will be chapters covered till that time, the syllabus for yearly exams will have a small percentage of previous syllabus. This will increase as per class increases, starting with 10% for Class VI, 20% for Class VII and so on.
The new report cards for classes VI to VIII will be identical with rows which specify the terms, periodic, notebook, subject enrichment and half yearly/ yearly marks scored in each subject and the corresponding grades. It will also have co-scholastic assessment where students will be graded on a 3-point scale.
The format changes in Class IX where the report card will have scores of a single yearly term comprising a periodic test, notebook, subject enrichment and annual examination. The co-scholastic grading will be on a five-point grading scale.
The change is a step linked to the restoration of the Class X board examinations from 2018, said board chairperson R K Chaturvedi. The new format is a "gradual movement towards quality education through standardization of teaching, assessment, examination and report card," he said.
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