While the CBSE board is in the midst of a series of sweeping reforms, with a process of continuous and comprehensive evaluation in Std IX and X slated to replace the Std X board exams-for the first time, you can actually have a say in the new education policies. The CBSE board wants feedback from all stakeholders in the education system, including parents, teachers and children, before drafting its new policies. Feedback can be sent directly to the chairman of the CBSE board via the CBSE website. The logo for the brand-new system of continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) has been designed by students of Cambridge International School in Jalandhar. The CCE slogan-Know As You Grow-has been designed by students of DPS Noida.
The board has held SMS polls to gauge what people feel about doing away with board exams. Survey questionnaires have been sent out to schools, in order to see what parents, students and teachers feel about the new system. The board is in the process of working on some rather radical changes in the education system. For instance, if a student fails to make the grade in Std IX and X, he will be given three chances to do so. If he still fails, the board plans to take into account the student's performance in extra-curricular activities while promoting him. The board also plans to set term papers for Std IX and X. Grades will be awarded to students for their performance in extra-curricular activities, sports and attitudes.