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Continous Comprehensive Evaluation - A reform in Indian Education


Posted Date: 15-Oct-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
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Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation - A reform in Indian System of Education really hope to bring a drastic changes in the all round development of a child. It reduced the burden of students to some extent and provides a homely atmosphere for learning.



Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) A reform in Indian Education



Introduction


As a result of Government policy over reform in Indian Education system , the CBSE has introduced the new system
Continuous Comprehension Evaluation to the secondary classes. Since then lot of feedback are coming to CBSE in contrast to the CCE pattern. The parents and general public are showing unsatisfactory to this present system. On the contrary, the eminent educationist are keep on advocating in favor of CCE system. The new reform in Indian Education is quite acceptable but it will take some time for the people to realize the importance of the system. So, CBSE has introduced a mentor programme to literate the teacher, students and common people of India over the present issue.

Why CCE is necessitate to acquire


In the past system, the students undergo severe stress and strain in the wake of competition. All parents want their child to be in the top ranking, that lead the child in strain. Everyone want their children to become Doctor , Engineer, Manager etc. There are lakhs of profession but leaving all those opportunities all are running behind these three options which is the deciding factor for high expectation. Making use of this huge demand of these courses, the private schools and universities earning huge money. If the children scores low marks and does not fulfilling their parents wishes or expectations then their relation breaks up. Many children committing suicide attempt only because of getting low marks or failing in the examination. There is a question raised by the eminent educationists that how a student scored 71 is better than those scored 70?. Is there any yard stick to exactly measure the mental level of a child ? the answer is definitely 'no'. The numerical marking is largely affected by subjectivity.

What is subjectivity?


Subjectivity is nothing but if an answer book is given to three examiner then after evaluation you will get three different marks. This is called subjectivity. In this condition whose evaluation is correct. No one can answer for this question. So, the educationist suggested the grading system for evaluating a child. Considering all the above aspects it is become necessitate to introduce the new CCE which is really a reform in Indian system of Education.

How CCE differ from past system of education


There are three domain to be taken into consideration for evaluating a child.
1. Cognitive Domain
2. Affective Domain
3. Psycho motor Domain

  • Cognitive Domain

  • The Cognitive Domain deals with the mental level of a child. In the past system of education, Cognitive Domain is given more importance in comparison with other domains. All other two domains are simply neglected. If a child good in academics then he/she will be declared pass otherwise the child gets failed. Every child born with its own capacity to deal with different areas. So, evaluating a child in only one area is totally obstacle.


  • Affective domain

  • In the past system of Education there is no such scope to assess a child over this Affective Domain. This domain mainly deals with the social and emotional skills of a child. How a child making relationship with their teachers, friends and parents. It also envisages their emotions such as anger, patience, happiness etc.

  • Psycho motor domain

In the past system we do not any scope to assess a child over this Psycho motor Domain. This domain mainly deals with the action skills such as drawing, making graphs, making useful things etc. This domain is also not given equal importance as the cognitive domain.


Main aspects of CEE


To overcome from all these drawbacks in the past system of education, Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation has been introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education up to the secondary level with effect from 2009-2010. In this new pattern, numerical markings were abolished instead grading system introduced. The students are assessed according to the Grading System.

  • Assessment:

  • One academic period is divided into two terms and in each term there will be two formative assessments and one summative assessment. The formative assessments are mainly to assess through conducting seminars , project work, group project work, class work, oral questions, debate, painting, symposium etc. The formative assessments are not of pen paper oriented. The Summative Assessments are pen- paper test to conducted at the school level/Board level.

  • Term I (from April - September)

  • Formative I - 10%
    Formative II - 10%
    Summative I - 20%

  • Term II (from October - March )

  • Formative I - 10%
    Formative II - 10%
    Summative I - 40%


  • PART I - Academic Performance: Scholastic Areas.

  • Under this part, there will be two areas to be evaluated. To assess this academic performance area, we use nine point grading scale. That is

    A1 91 - 100
    A2 81 - 90
    B1 71 - 80
    B2 61 - 70
    C1 51 - 60
    C2 41 - 50
    D1 33 - 40
    E1 21 - 32
    E2 00 - 20

  • 1. Scholastic A

  • Scholastic A comprises
    Two languages,
    Mathematics,
    Science,
    Social Science
    and Additional subjects if any.

  • 2. Scholastic B

  • Scholastic B comprises
    Work Experience
    Art Education
    Physical & Health Education.
    for each grade allowed should be clearly mentioned the descriptive indicators. Here we use five point grading scale that is
    A+
    A
    B+
    B+
    C

    PART II - Co-Scholastic Areas:
    Life Skills:
    Under this Co-Scholastic Areas we assess the following skills such as
  • Thinking Skills

  • Emotional Skills

  • Social Skills

for each grade allowed should be clearly mentioned the descriptive indicators. Here we use five point grading scale that is
A+
A
B+
B+
C

  • Attitudes and Values:

  • Under this Co-Scholastic Areas we assess the following qualities such as
    Attitude towards Teacher
    Attitude towards School Mate
    Attitude towards School Programmes
    Attitude towards Environment
    Attitude towards Value Systems.
    for each grade allowed should be clearly mentioned the descriptive indicators. Here we use three point grading scale that is
    A+
    A
    B

    PART III: Co-Scholastic Activities.
    A) Any two of the following to be assessed among the given activity.
    • Literary and Creative Skills

    • Scientific Skills

    • Aesthetic and Performing Art

    • Eco Club Activities

    for each grade allowed should be clearly mentioned the descriptive indicators. Here we use three point grading scale that is
    A+
    A
    B

    B) Any two of the following to be assessed among the given activity.
    1. Sports
    2. NCC/NSS
    3. Scouting/Guiding
    4. Swimming
    5. Gymnastics
    6. Yoga
    7. First Aid
    8. Gardening/Shramdan.

    Conclusion


    After going through all these positive aspects of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), one can understand how it can bring a reform in Indian System of Education. Under this pattern pass/fail criteria has abolished. We cannot declare any child to fail. We have seen many example that a child poor in studies later on became a scientist or eminent businessman. That was in the case of Sir Albert Einstein. He was very poor in his studies, school authority declared him fail but after that everyone knew the story other way around. Let us hope this CCE will definitely bring drastic changes in the Indian System of Education.

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    Responses to "Continous Comprehensive Evaluation - A reform in Indian Education"
    Guest Author: Garima Khanna     28 Nov 2012
    CCE doesn't have such an importance in our education system. It has only led to destroy the future of the Indians, nothing else. Students who were earlier a bit ignorant to studies now think it's irrelevant. Boards are now only history. Past system was rocking !. we want that back.


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