CBSE CCE System
CONTINUOUS AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION (CCE)
C – Continuous
C – Comprehensive
E – Evaluation
Continuous stands for assessment of a student throughout the year, not just at the end of a term. It may be done formally or in an informal way using different techniques of evaluation . Comprehensive takes care of assessment of all round development of a child’s personality. A child will be assessed not only in terms of his knowledge about a subject but his participation in other activities also.
Broadly, we assess a child’s growth in two areas – Scholastic and Co-scholastic.
The term Scholastic refers to those aspects , which are related to intellect or the brain. It is related to the assessment of learners in curricular subjects. It includes assignments, projects, practical etc.
The term Co-scholastic refers to those aspects which are related to hand and heart.
How will the assessment be done ?
A school session is divided into two terms:
First term – April to September. Second term – October to March.
Each term has two Formative Assessments (FA) and one Summative Assessment (SA).
Syllabus covered in the first term will not be included in the second term.
Time Schedule and Weightage
First Term (40%)
- FA I – April to July 10%
- FA 2 – July to Sept. 10%
- SA I – End of Sept. 20%
Second Term (60%)
- FA 3 – Oct. to Dec. 10%
- FA 4 – Dec. to Feb. 10%
- SA 2 – End of March 40%
FOR PRESENT CLASS IX
- Since we have only second term in hand, we will take the 40% weightage from WT I and Mid Year Examination.
FA 3 includes :
- WT 2
- Home work
- Class work
- Group Activity/Experiments
- Individual Activity
- FA 4 will be conducted on the similar lines.
- Syllabus for SA 2 (March 2010) is available on CBSE website and known to students also.
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (FA)
Formative assessment includes all types of tests, formal and informal. Assessment can be done during the teaching process or after completing a unit. It includes :
- Class work
- Home work
- Oral test
- Group discussion
- Group activity
- Conversation/ Interview
The record of FA will be maintained by the class teacher and subject teachers.
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (SA)
This is the most traditional way of testing that is paper pen test based on the curriculum taught during the specified time period. The question paper of SA will be set by the CBSE.
The centre of examination will be the child’s own school. Answer sheets will be checked by the school teachers.
The performance of a child in scholastic area will be assessed in terms of marks. Marks will be known to the student but his report card will show grades only. Marks will be converted into grades as per following pattern :
GRADING SYSTEM FOR SCHOLASTIC AREA
GRADING SYSTEM FOR CO-SCHOLASTIC
ATTITUDES & VALUES
Students getting grades D and above are eligible for the promotion in the next class.
Students getting grades E1 or E2 will be given three more chances by the board to get the qualifying grade. The student will prepare for the improvement exam at home only.
For admissions to class XI, school can decide it’s own criteria.
OPTIONAL BOARD EXAM
Optional board exam is on demand only. Names will be forwarded by the school for the same on written request by the parents.
At the end of class IX and X, CBSE offers an optional aptitude test for all the students.
Names will be forwarded by the school for the same on written request by the parents. It is not co-related with the admission in class XI.
It is meant only to know the aptitude of your child.
PROFICIENCY TEST is an optional Exam conducted by CBSE.
Names will be forwarded by the school on the request of parents. It is not co-related with the admission in class XI.
After class X, a student will by a CCE Certificate. The certificate will be filled by the student and the school. The certificate will be signed by the student, principal and Board official. It carries student’s profile, class IX performance and class X performance both the areas (scholastic and co-scholastic).
POINTS TO REMEMBER
- Students should keep the record of their achievements/participation in all the activities inside or outside the school.
- It is mandatory for every child to appear in both the summative exams. If for some valid reasons, one fails to appear in any summative exam, he will be given a re-test. After getting qualifying grades he/she will be promoted to the next class.
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