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CBSE Formative Assessment of English Class IX

Formative Assessment

Class IX


After the introduction of CCE in schools affiliated to CBSE in class IX during 2009-10, the Board felt it necessary to provide a holistic picture of CCE to all the stakeholders, particularly the teachers. Hence a Teacher’s Manual on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation – Class IX & X was brought out. Besides giving detailed information about the scheme of CCE, fundamentals of assessment of co-scholastic and scholastic areas, dimensions of school-based assessment and tools and techniques of evaluation for formative and summative purposes have also been included in the manual. The term-wise split up of weightage for formative and summative assessments has also been provided in the manual. As a sequel to this publication, the Board decided to bring out a series of manuals to provide exemplar and illustrative materials on Formative Assessment in Languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for classes IX and X. Detailed guidelines with specifications for Summative Assessment have already been provided to schools. It is the formative assessment that needs to be strengthened and hence these manuals. Content: The manual contains the following broad areas. 1. Formative Assessment & Summative Assessment: Concept and distinction. 2. What are NOT good formative assessment practices. 3. Overall framework of Formative Assessment with split up of units, time frame, periodicity, number of tasks for each formative assessment, calculation of weightage and recording, analysis and follow-up. 4. Formative Assessment Tasks for different units/ lessons in Languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Science for classes IX & X.