The Central Board of Secondary Education is introducing drastic changes in the way students are evaluated at Class X level. The move, according to the Board, will help curb stress on students
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is introducing some drastic moves in the way students are evaluated at Class X level. As per new rules, Class X board exams will be worth only 30 per cent in the overall assessment program.
The Board says, the move is going to be of immense help for students as it will dramatically reduce exam related stress on them.
The Class 10 final marks secured by a student will no longer be the exact same marks he or she received on the respective final examination; the combined scores of the entire year assessment will be the final marks under CCE.
The move is a part of CBSE’s Continuous and Comprehensive (CCE) evaluation scheme that was introduced in the 2009-2010 academic year. With this new format in place, students’ academic performance will be evaluated over the whole year rather than through just one board exam.
CBSE has further clarified that the new evaluation module will be segmented into Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment. Between the two, only summative assessment (SA) will be derived from exam marks. SA1 will be completed under the first term, whereas the final forthcoming exams, board or internals will be assessed through SA2. This essentially means that the final results for Class X will be based 40 per cent on formative assessment and 60 per cent of summative assessment.
However, those students who change their school, will be assessed only through summative assessment.