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Formative and Summative Assessment adopted in CCE Scheme by CBSE

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a non-threatening and supportive environment. If used effectively it can improve student performance tremendously while raising the self esteem of the child and reducing the work load of the teacher.

Some of the main features of Formative assessment are that 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 and recognizes the profound influence that assessment has on the motivation and self-esteem of students, both of which are crucial influences in learning.

It is highly recommended that the school should not restrict the Formative assessment to only a paper-pencil test. There are other means of testing such as through quizzes, conversations, interviews, oral testing, visual testing, projects, practicals and assignments.

For 2009-2010 (Calss IX) there was only two Formative assessments for Class IX for the (remaining) second term.

Assessments done periodically will be shown to the students/ parents so as to encourage continuous participatory improvement.

Summative Assessment

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:-

a) Curriculum and Syllabus for Classes IX will be the same as circulated by the Board earlier.

b) 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.

c) In order to ensure standardisation, and to ensure uniformity, the Question Banks in different subjects to generate question papers will be forwarded by the Board to schools in March 2010.

d) In order to cater to difference in the pace of responding, the Schools will give flexible timing to the students during end term Summative assessment.

e) For 2009-10 (Class IX ) , there was only one term end Summative assessment for the (remaining) second term conducted in March 2010 for Class IX students.

f) Evaluation of answer scripts will be done by the school Teachers themselves on the basis of the Marking Scheme provided by the Board.

g) There will be random verification of the assessments procedures carried on by schools by the Board officials/nominees appointed by the Board.