CBSE has introduced the new system of assessment and evaluation namely Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for CBSE affiliated Schools. The term “Continuous” of CCE explains that the evaluation shall be a continuous process, and not limited to assessment at a specific period of time, as is the growth and development of children. Similarly the term “Comprehensive” denotes the all-inclusive approach of assessment of the scholastic and co-scholastic abilities of the students as per the rate of their growth and development.

Grades VI to X are assessed under three domains:  

PART 1

This consists of Formative Assessments and Summative Assessments and covers the Scholastic areas.

Formative Assessment (FA): 

Formative assessment is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor students’ progress in a non-threatening and supportive environment. It can improve students’ performance tremendously while raising the self esteem of the child and reducing the work load of the teacher. FA comprises of assignments, projects, practical work, debate, quiz, homework, paper and pencil test etc. Separate registers will be maintained by teachers to record the marks obtained by students in different tasks/skills. These marks will be converted into grades according to the grading systems given by CBSE and entered/reflected in the report cards. 

Some of the main features of Formative Assessment are:

•  It is diagnostic and remedial

•  Provides effective feedback to students, allows for the active involvement of students in their own learning

•   Enables teachers to adjust teaching, to take account of the results of assessment. 

Summative Assessment (SA): 

The Summative Assessment is the terminal assessment of performance at the end of instruction period. The Summative Assessment will be in the form of a pen-paper test.  

Some of the main features of Summative Assessment are::

•   Assessment of learning

•   Summative Assessment methods are the most traditional way of evaluating student’s work 

The schedule, weightage and grading scheme of Scholastic Areas (FAs and SAs): 

There will be two terms in an academic year and the First Term will be from April to September and the Second Term from October to March of the subsequent year. Each term will have two Formative and one Summative Assessment.

FA and SA weightage scheme::

Upper Primary (Grades VI to VIII) : Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation :

Type of Assessment

Percentage of weightage in academic session

Month

Termwise weightage

Total

FIRST TERM

 

Formative Assessment – 1

10%

May

Formative Assessment – FA1+FA2=20%

Formative = 40%, Summative= 60%

Total 100%

Formative Assessment – 2

10%

June

Summative Assessment – 1

30%

October

Summative Assessment – SA1=30%

SECOND TERM

Formative Assessment – 3

10%

December

Formative Assessment -FA3+FA4=20%

Formative Assessment – 4

10%

January

Summative Assessment – 2

30%

March

Summative Assessment – SA2=30%

 

Secondary (Grades IX & X) : Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation :

Type of Assessment

Percentage of weightage in academic session

Month

Termwise weightage

Total

FIRST TERM

 

Formative Assessment – 1

10%

May

Formative Assessment – FA1+FA2=20%

Formative = 40%, Summative= 60%

Total 100%

Formative Assessment – 2

10%

June

Summative Assessment – 1

[value based questions+ASL(only for English)]

30%

October

Summative Assessment – SA1=30%

SECOND TERM

Formative Assessment – 3

10%

December

 

Formative Assessment -FA3+FA4=20%

Formative Assessment – 4

10%

January

Summative Assessment – 2

[value based questions+ASL(only for English)]

30%

March

Summative Assessment – SA2=30%

 

  • Grand Total = FA + SA = 40%+60%=100%
  • Overall grade of Formative Assessments over the two terms (FA1+FA2+FA3+FA4) and the overall grade of Summative Assessment (SA1+SA2) must be given. The total of the two grades (Formative and Summative) should be given in the relevant column.
  • The CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) will be provided excluding additional 6th subject (optional) as per the scheme of studies.
  • An indicative equivalence of Grade Point and Percentage of marks can be computed as follows:
    • Subject wise indicative percentage of marks=9.5 x GP of the subject
    • Overall indicative of marks=9.5 x CGPA

After successful implementation of CCE (Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation), CBSE has introduced multiple modes of assessment to keep students abreast with 21st century life skills which will greatly assist learners in acquiring higher order thinking skills such as Problem Solving & Decision Making. In view of the same, CBSE has brought reforms in examination pattern and procedures in Grades IX, X & XI which are as follows:

Open Text-based Assessment (OTBA): It is another tool of assessment which tests analytical and theoretical skills, thus moving away from memorization. It is an adaptation of open book exam. OTBA comprises of textual material may be in the form of an article, a case study, a diagram, a concept/mind map, a picture or a cartoon, problem/situation based on the concepts taught to the students from the syllabi. It has questions of higher order thinking skills some of which may be subjective, creative and open ended.

Assessment of Speaking & Listening skills (ASL): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) envisages that all language skills need to be integrated into the English language curriculum at schools. Speaking and Listening should be fostered in children to equip them with better communication skills. In view of this, CBSE has introduced formal testing of speaking and listening skills in the Summative Assessments in English at Secondary and Senior Secondary levels (Classes IX and XI) from the academic session 2012-13.

Value based questions: It has been widely felt that our existing educational ecosystem needs to be further strengthened to deliver values enshrined in our Constitution. Continuing with its efforts in the area of value education and in light of above framework, the Board has decided to follow an interdisciplinary approach in value education where values are intermingled with the content of all the major subjects in classes IX and X .The Board has also decided to assess students for 5 percent weighting in each subject at the Summative Assessment level in Classes IX and X through questions which will be integrated with the content of the subject and analyzed on the basis of the values it reflects. This was effective from the Summative Assessments-II, 2012-2013 in Grades IX & X.           

FA and SA Grading scheme:

All assessments will be indicated in Grades. The evaluation for Scholastic Areas is based on a nine point Grading Scale as shown below.

Grade

Marks Range

Grade Point

A1

91 – 100

10.0

A2

81 – 90

9.0

B1

71 – 80

8.0

B2

61 – 70

7.0

C1

51 – 60

6.0

C2

41 – 50

5.0

D

33 – 40

4.0

E1

21 – 32

3.0

E2

00 – 20

2.0


 
 Minimum qualifying grade in all the subjects under Scholastic Domain is D. 
   Note : Co-Scholastic attainments will be evaluated on 5 point Scale (shown in the table below):

Grade

Grade Points

A

4.1-5.0

B

3.1-4.0

C

2.1-3.0

D

1.1 -2.0

E

0.0 -1.0

  

These scores are to be assigned after a period of observation over the year by the Class Teacher in consultation with subject teachers. Minimum qualifying grade in Co-Scholastic Domain is D.
The syllabus in each subject for Grades IX and X has been distributed term wise and is available on the CBSE website www.cbseacademic.in at the curriculum tab under the section Secondary School Curriculum
-2014 & that for Grades XI and XII is available under the section Senior School Curriculum-2014.

PART 2

This part consists of Co- Scholastic Assessment. The desirable behaviour related to learner’s life skills, work education, visual and performing arts, attitudes and values are described as skills to be acquired in co-scholastic domain.

Evaluation criteria and grading scheme for Co-Scholastic Areas:
Students are assessed in Four Parts (Parts 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D) on a Five Point Grading Scale (Grades A-E) as listed below:

Part 2(A) : Life Skills consists of Thinking Skills, Social Skills and Emotional Skills.
Part 2(B) : Work Education
Part 2(C) : Visual and Performing Arts

Part 2(D) : Attitudes and Values:

• Attitudes consist of attitude towards Teachers, Schoolmates, School Programmes and   Environment.

•  Value System refers to the framework which must be developed right through Primary to   Secondary Level.

PART 3

This part consists of Co-Curricular Assessment. It calls attention to certain Activities, Health and Physical Education. 

Evaluation criteria and grading scheme for Co-Curricular Areas:

Students are assessed in Two Parts (Part 3A, 3B) on a Five Point Grading Scale (Grades A-E) as listed below: 

Part 3(A): A student will be expected to choose two activities from these four groups and will be assessed on their level of participation and achievement.

1.      Literary and Creative Skills

2.      Scientific Skills

3.      Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

4.      Organizational and Leadership Skills (Clubs) 

Part 3(B): Eight different kinds of Health and Physical Activities have been provided. Students will be assessed on any two activities that are chosen from within the eight different activities. The objective is to benefit from physical activities to maximize health benefits. They will be assessed by teachers involved in various activities in school.

1.      Sports/ Indigenous sports (Kho-Kho etc.)

2.      NCC / NSS

3.      Scouting and Guiding

4.      Swimming

5.      Gymnastics

6.      Yoga

7.      First Aid

8.      Gardening/Shramdaan 

Weightage of Assessment and Rating Scale for Grades I to V 
As per CBSE directives there will be only two Term Examinations upto Std V. A five point Grading Scale will be used for evaluation. The weightage of marks will be as follows:
 

Type of Exam

Percentage of weightage in academic session

First  Term :Evaluation – 1:

 

1.Term End Exam

60%

2.Project/Skill/Test/Assignment etc

40%

Total

100%

Second Term:Evaluation – 2:

 

1.Unit Test

40%

2.Skill

60%

Total

 100%

Evaluation – 3:

 

1.Term End Exam

60%

2.Project/Skill/Test/Assignment etc

40 %    

Total

100%

  

PROMOTION POLICY – GRADE XI TO XII

Reference to the guidelines under CBSE Promotion policy:

In order to be declared PASS:

·         A student must secure 33 % marks in each of the subject studied by him /her.

·         He/She must secure 33 % marks separately in theory and practical portion.

·         The promotion is also subject to the condition that a minimum of 25%marks should be secured in the Comprehensive test i.e. Annual. 

Note: While calculating 25 % or 33 % the benefit of fraction will go the credit of the student.

Ø  Compartmental Examination :

     A student failed in one subject only will be considered for compartmental exam. Otherwise he / she may continue in grade XI.

For practical subjects, the rule is generally interpreted as follows (as per CBSE norms) –

(i)     If a student has failed in theory, compartment is given in theory only.

(ii)    If a student has failed in practical, he/she has to appear both in theory and practical.

 

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