According to a circular by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the much-vaunted Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for Classes 6 to 9 is out. The revised assessment structure is likely to ensure a smooth transition to Class 10 Board exams, which have been made compulsory from the next academic year.
“To increase the confidence among the students to start preparing for Class 10 Board examination when they join the upper primary stage in Class 6, the CBSE has decided to implement the uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and issue of report cards for Classes 6 to 7 also on the similar pattern,” said the circular by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
“This new scheme will bring the uniformity in the system of assessment and examination for classes 9 and 10 in all the CBSE affiliated schools,” said the CBSE.
It said that due to the disparities in the systems of assessment and examination among the various CBSE affiliated schools, students of Classes 6-9 face problems on migrating to another school.
The CBSE, which currently has 18,688 affiliated schools, said it was imperative to have a uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and report cards for Classes 6 to 9 for ease of students and other stakeholders.