The Central Board of Secondary Education introduced Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in Elemantry Classes in 2004.The CCE is intended to provide holistic profile of the learner through evaluation of both Scholastic and Co-Scholastic areas spread over two terms each during two academic years. The Board has also followed it up by extending this scheme up to classes VI to VIII and developed a CCE card on School Based Assessment .
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation refers to a system of school based assessment that covers all aspects of student’s development. The comprehensive component of CCE takes care of assessment of all round development of the child’s personality. It includes assessment in scholastic and co-scholastic aspects in pupils’ growth. As per the new pattern, students will be assessed in two areas - Scholastic and Co-scholastic.The Report Card will reflect both Formative and Summative assessment in scholastic as well as co-scholastic areas.
Evaluation of Scholastic areas: Each term will have two Formative assessments and one Summative assessment for evaluation of Scholastic areas. The Weightage of Formative Assessment (FA) and Summative Assessment (SA) shall be as follows: weightage of each Formative Assessment shall be 20% and that of Summative Assessment shall be 60%.
Formative assessment is not restricted to only a paper-pencil test but there are other means of testing such as through quizzes, conversations, interviews, oral testing, visual testing, projects, practicals and assignments. It is advised that the Schools may conduct more than two such assessments and take the best two out of those.
The Summative assessment is the terminal assessment of performance at the end of instruction. Under the end term Summative assessment, the students will be tested internally based on the following criteria:-
• Curriculum and Syllabus for the Classes
• The Summative assessment will be in the form of a pen-paper test conducted by the schools themselves. It will be conducted at the end of each term.
• In order to ensure standardisation, question papers has to generated to ensure uniformity.
• Schools will give flexible timing to the students during end term Summative assessment.
• Evaluation of answer scripts will be done by the school Teachers themselves on the basis of the Marking Scheme provided by the CBSE.
• There will be random verification of the assessments procedures carried on by schools by the CBSE officials/nominees appointed by the CBSE.
In addition to the Scholastic areas, co-scholastic areas skills will also be evaluated, like;
Life Skills; Attitudes & Values; Participation & Achievement in activities involving Literary & Creative Skills, Scientific Skills, Aesthetic Skills and Performing Arts & Clubs; and Health & Physical Education .
The activities under Co-Scholastic areas and evaluation there of are also as per the CCE guidelines .
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