In addition to some major changes CBSE introduced earlier this month, on Tuesday here, the board rolled out some more circulars. The board has declared to follow a uniform assessment system for all classes, onwards of sixth standard. This system would comprise of two-semester assessment; half-yearly and annual examinations would mark the completion of each semester.
Talking to a news daily, CBSE chairman RK Chaturvedi said, “To make students more confident about facing the Class 10 board examinations when they join the upper-primary stage in Class 6, we have decided to implement a uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and report cards…”
The new system is planned efficiently. It will entail two periodic tests of 10 marks that will be conducted in every semester. The system is a move to refine the quality of education and offer students stronger base to appear in Board examination. This will also form uniformity in all the schools affiliated with CBSE, thus offering smooth of transit from one school to other.
As per the officials, there are ore than 18,000 schools affiliated with CBSE that follow different assessment systems for classes from 6 to 9. Similarly, the results handed over to the students vary from school to school. “Due to disparities in the system, students from classes 6 to 9 face several problems whenever they migrate to another school. It has become imperative to have a uniform system that makes things easier for students and other stakeholders. It will help solve migratory issues between CBSE schools as well as other educational institutions,” a senior official told the press.
The board also released guidelines for result and report cards for all the schools. The exams report cards, from the coming academic session would bear the logo of the board.
Junking the Continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCA) system, CBSE appears to pull the socks for the X Board examination of 2018. “With the increase in CBSE affiliated schools from 309 in 1962 to 18,688 at present, a uniform system will ensure easy migration of students within the CBSE schools and also ease their difficulties while seeking admissions in new schools,” Chaturvedi said.
The report cards as per the new system would have specific rows for periodic, terms, notebook, subject enrichment and half/yearly marks attained in each subject. As per the reports, the terms will be of 100 marks out of which 20 marks would be awarded based on the conduct and curricular activities enrolled by the student. The 20 marks would again be divided; 10 for periodic test and 10 for others. Others include 5 numbers for notebook and 5 numbers for the intellect of the student.
There would be additional co-scholastic assessment section wherein the student will be graded on a 3-point scale.