In November, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) decided to do away with the problem solving assessment (PSA) test from the mid academic session 2015-2016. The problem solving assessment test was started in the year 2013 for students studying in class 9 and 11. But all the schools affiliated to CBSE Board were asked to conduct FA4 for class 9 students who could not attend assessment or are desirous of improving earlier scores and upload best of their scores (out of PSA or FA4) on CBSE website.
Now CBSE has released a new circular about clarification regarding conduct of FA4 on November 30, addressing the principals and heads of all affiliated schools. This letter is in further continuation with the one issued on October 30, 2015. CBSE has directed all the affiliated schools via letter to conduct FA4 in accordance with the CCE scheme. For the students presently studying in Class 10 or during the 2015-16 academic session the best of score obtained in FA4 and PSA (Class IX 2014 – 15) will be reflected against FA4 in both class 9 and 10.
CCE is also known as Continuous and comprehensive evaluation. It is a process of assessment which has been made compulsory by the Right to Education Act of India. the same has been adopted and introduced by state governments in India as well as by the CBSE for students from Class 6 to 10 and 12 in some schools.
CBSE has also issued the orders to collect the marks of Formative Assessment (FA)s and Summative Assessment (SA)s separately that were conducted for Class 9 and 10. Schools can upload the data through the official website of CBSE and all the affiliated schools are required to contact the concerned regional office of CBSE for obtaining the password.