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Guideline on CBSE’s Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills

CBSE’s   Assessment of Speaking Listening Skills (ASL) in classes IX and XI

Ushering in one of the biggest educational reforms in the country, the Central Board of Education’s (CBSE’s) implementation of the Assessment of Speaking Listening Skills (ASL) in classes IX and XI is all set to give students more opportunities to practice their oral skills. School heads and teachers have acknowledged the fact that the transaction of a well structured and balanced curriculum will bring a reformatory approach to the teaching-learning as well as the assessment of student’s competency in the English language. ASL is mandatory for classes IX, X and XII.

The reference materials, samples, updates and other necessary materials are available on this page. School heads are requested to go through the annexure A and the documents uploaded in the ASL Gateway for optimal use of the resources to successfully conduct the ASL for SA-I, in class IX, SA-I and SA-II in class X and midterm examination in class IX.

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School heads are advised to record the Speaking Assessment (SA-I and SA-II) in its entirety for the purpose of monitory quality assurance of the test delivery, providing guidance and support for teachers as assessors and also for gaining feedback for training and other communication.

The topics will be given before three days from the day of assessment and students will be given the opportunity to choose a subject under the domains given in the specifications.

School heads can set aside the dates for the ASL for SA-I in their calendars week before the commencement of the assessment test and it must be conducted within the stipulated period.

Funds will be allocated in the high school budget for the purpose of purchasing recorders. Once the recording of the speaking test is completed, it must be transferred to CDs/DVDs along with award lists. 

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