CBSE Wants Teachers’ Comment on Formative Assessment Manuals

The Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE) introduced its innovation Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) process a couple of years ago, and is constantly looking to improve upon it. In continuance of its improvement plan the board, has now sought feedback from teachers of Std IX on the Formative Assessment manual.

The CCE’s assessment consists of Formative Assessment (FA) and Summative Assessments (SA) which are conducted throughout the year. The board is seeking feedback on four subjects – English, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Science — and wants to know what difficulties teachers are facing. The feedback form is available on the board’s website and is extremely exhaustive.

The board had sought teachers’ feedback last year for Std X and claims that it received ‘valuable inputs’ and has hence decided to extend the same process for Std IX as well. The CCE scheme refers to a school-based evaluation of students that covers all the aspects of a student’s development. Continuous means regular assessments, frequency of unit testing, analysis of learning gaps, applying corrective measures, retesting and giving feedback to teachers and students for their self-evaluation, etc.

Comprehensive on the other hand attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of a student’s growth and development — with both these aspects of the evaluation process being assessed through Formative and Summative Assessments.

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