Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
The purpose of education is an all-round development of the child / individual. The Report of the International Commission on Education for21stCentury to UNESCO referred to four planes ofliving of human individuals viz;physical, intellectual,mental and spiritual. This means that an all-round development ofevery individual implies optimization of hiddenpotential in the physical, intellectual, mental andspiritual planes.
As time changes education is becoming more andmore of a life-line, especially in the present era of globalization.
As desirable educational reform, the CBSE initiated a system of student evaluation referred to as Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE).
The CBSE desist schools from assessing the students on the basis of terminal examinations and move towards the continuous and comprehensive evaluation of the students because it is a holistic method of students’ assessment.
Assessment in CCE
The desirable behaviour related to the learner's knowledge, understanding, application,evaluation, analysis and creativity in subjects andthe ability to apply it in an unfamiliar situationwere some of the objectives in Scholastic domain.
Assessment is categorized as 1)Formative Assessment and2) Summative Assessment
1) Formative Assessment (FA)
Formative Assessment is a tool used by theteacher to continuously monitor students’ progress in a non-threatening andsupportive environment. It involves regular descriptive feedback, a chance for the students to reflect on their performance, take advice and improve upon it. It involves students' being an essential part of assessment from designing criteria to assessing, of self or peers. It can improve students’performance tremendously while raising the self-esteem of the child.
2) Summative Assessment (SA)
Assessment of learning. Summative Assessment methods are the mosttraditional way of evaluating student work generally taken by students at the end of a unit orsemester to demonstrate the “sum” of what they have or have not learned.
Total: Formative Assessments (FA) = FA1+FA2+ FA3+FA4 = 40%
Summative Assessments (SA) = SA1+SA2 = 60%
Scholastic Areas Grading (on 9 point scale)
The extent of a child's learning needs to be comprehensive. The co-scholastic curriculum marks the growth, development, creativity, innovativeness in addition to learning in the cognitive domain. A team of teachers including the class teacher assign grades in co-scholastic activities in a systematic and methodological order as prescribed by CBSE.
1. Identifying qualities.
2. Specifying behaviors/indicators of the concerned area/skill
3. Collection of evidence in respect of behavior/indicators through observation and other techniques.
4. Recording of the evidences.
5. Analysis of the recorded evidences.
6. Reporting or awarding grades.
The grades and descriptive indicators are assigned by the Board on the basis of the degree of attainment of a particular skill/behavior outcome.
Students are assessed in the following areas under co-scholastic assessment.
Co-Scholastic Areas Grading (on 5 point scale)