APPROACH TO EDUCATION
CONTINUOUS AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION
(ASSESSMENT CRITERIA BY CBSE)
A curriculum is what constitutes a total teaching-learning program composed of overall aims, syllabus , materials, methods and assessment. The syllabus provides a statement of purpose, means and standards against which one can check the effectiveness of the program and the progress made by the learners. Evaluation not only measures the progress and achievement of the learners but also the effectiveness of the teaching materials and methods used for transaction. Hence evaluation should be viewed as a component of curriculum with the twin purpose of effective delivery and further improvement in the teaching learning process.
To make the process more comprehensive in nature, CBSE introduced CCE(Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) which refers to a system of school based evaluation of students that covers all aspects of students development. The scheme is thus a curricular initiative, aiming to shift emphasis from testing to holistic learning.
The students will be assessed in two ways –
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT : It is carried out during a course of instruction for providing continuous feedback to both the teachers and learners.
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT : In Summative Assessment students will be tested on the curriculum & scheme of studies at the end of course. It will be a graded test to be used for promotion.
The Academic session of the school will be divided in to two terms (April-Sept & Oct-March)
|Type of Assessment||% Weightage Academic Session||Month||Term-wise Weightage|
|FA-1||10%||April-May||FA 1 + 2
SA 1 = 30%
|FA-3||10%||Oct-Nov||FA 3 + 4
SA 2= 30%
Total Formative Assessment = FA 1 + FA 2 + FA 3 + FA 4 = 40%
Summative Assessment = SA 1 + SA 2 = 60 %
The ‘continuous’ aspect of CCE takes care of ‘continual’ and ‘periodically’ aspect of evaluation.
The ‘comprehensive’ component of CCE takes care of assessment of all round development of the child’s personality. It includes assessment in Scholastic as well as co-scholastic aspects of the student’s growth.
Scholastic aspects include curricular areas, whereas co-scholastic aspects include life skills, co-curricular, attitudes and values.