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Conduct of Optional Proficiency Test for Class-X

As a part of ongoing examination reforms, the CBSE Board has initiated a series of measures related to strengthening of school education and aligning the assessment practices with international standards. One such measure relates to conduct of Proficiency Test at the end of Class-X in all the five main subjects from next year. The related information has already been included in CBSE Board’s earlier circulars No.39, 40 dated September, 2009 on Scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation and Grading system.

Clarifications about ongoing Examination Reforms for the Session 2010-2011

You are aware that the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and Grading System was introduced by Central CBSE Board of Secondary Education at Secondary Stage in all schools affiliated to it from the academic session 2009-2010. The reforms are continuing and being strengthened further during the ongoing session. The detailed information about the same is being given to schools from time to time through different circulars which are also available on CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in.

Strengthening Formative Assessment in affiliated Schools under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.

After the introduction of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in the schools affiliated to CBSE, Formative Assessment has come to occupy the centre stage in the classroom transaction of curriculum. Though not a new concept in educational dynamics, formative assessment has, till now, been perceived more as a complement of summative evaluation than as an integral part of pedagogy that aims to enhance learning. It is also to be conceded that as frontal teaching ruled the classroom, formative assessment tasks continued to be only cursorily attempted, if at all at that. Consequently, most of the practices in this field have aimed at measuring the achievement of students instead of facilitating a process of better and more complete learning. Further, formative assessment, to fulfil its purpose, has to be carried out as part of the teaching-learning process by using a wide range of tools and techniques. Besides contributing to effective learning, variety in classroom practices makes the process of learning more joyful and interesting.

Happy New Year Greetings for 2010

Happy New Year Greetings for 2010! As we step into this year we also step into a world of changing paradigms in terms of school reforms ushered in the last quarter of 2009.. In a similar advisory sent at the outset in 2009, the emphasis was on Life Skills, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), Value Education and the interactive website of the CBSE Board. The CBSE Board has strengthened its resolve to implement all the above in sustained way. The agenda of the CBSE Board in the coming year is clear.

Promoting Reading Habits as part of CCE in English Language

Inculcating good reading habits in children has always been a concern for all stakeholders in education. Now with the introduction of CCE and grading in secondary education there has been a paradigm shift from getting marks at an end of the term summative examination to the process of learning and acquiring better language skills.

With everything – information, entertainment, videos and even books within reach through the internet, it is indeed a challenge to convince students to pick up books and engage with the author, story, character and ideas presented in the reading passage or book. It is not enough to offer children what is considered a good selection of reading text as merely presenting a good selection of reading texts will not ensure that the child will read a passage and become a good reader. A conscious attempt needs to be made to help children to relate to the text in a meaningful way. Reading any text should be done with the purpose of:

Strengthening Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in Class IX

The Central CBSE Board of Secondary Education introduced Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in Primary classes in 2004 (Circular No. 5/18/25/04). The achievement records and its format was also circulated for Classes I to V with the objective of facilitating holistic learning in the school. The focus was on identifying the talents of the learner and empowering with positive inputs. The CBSE Board recommended a five Point rating scale, it also recommended the elimination of the pass /fail system at the primary classes (Circular No. 31/04/21/05). The CBSE Board has also followed it up by extending this scheme upto Classes VI to VIII and developed a CCE card on School Based Assessment for the same (Circular No. 2/06).

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