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How CCE Changed the life of Teachers and Students


  • Evaluation system leaves teachers stressed.
  • Bright students don’t feel challenged.

The number of students in the class is the same. But this year, Meenakshi Sant finds the number over­whelming.

“Teaching is not the same anymore,” said Sant, a Class 9 teacher at Mini Model School, Janakpuri. “Our lives have changed overnight,”

Assessment on a regular basis under Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) — unlike last year’s year-end evaluation — has inflated their work.

Maintaining several registers for recording academic and non-academ­ic achievements has made the process cumbersome. Stress, as a result has just changed hands — from the stu­dents to the teachers.

“There isn’t enough time in one peri­od to say, conduct a quiz or have a dis­cussion on a certain topic and also eval­uate all the children at the same time.” said Indrani Bhattacharjee, a social sci­ence teacher at St. Xavier’s School.

CCE was implemented in the mid­dle of the last academic session. ‘Though training sessions were organised for principals teachers, confusion on the issue still persists.

A little disgruntled, teachers, how­ever, are still on board the CCE train.Getting the brighter students to do the same is one of the biggest challenges in the way of implementing the new evaluation system in its true letter ami spirit.

The biggest worry: dilution of aca­demic standards.

“I am happy that CCE has helped the non-academically inclined students in maximizing their potential. But at the same time, it has robbed the brighter students of their need to feel chal­lenged,” said Aviral Sethi, a class X stu­dent of St. Xavier’s School

“Parents of the academically strong children are also not happy. From hav­ing their child top the class to not know­ing where he or she stands now – that is quite disappointing for them,” said Nupur Malholra, a Class 10 student of Delhi Public School, Rohini.

But more importantly, it’s the wrong interpretation of the new system that has parents and children across the board most worried.

CCE‘s rule of regular assessment, for instance, has led to many schools put­ting students under constant scrutiny. The students are obviously not okay with it.

“I become wry conscious that some­one is watching me. It is as if I have to put up an appearance all the time for fear of being graded negatively.” said Rajat Bihani, a Class 10 student of Tagore International, East of Kailash.

“My child has started getting more homework and project works now. There are more unit tests. How is this de-stressing a child?” said Pradeep Gupta, whose child studies in a North Delhi School.