Academics

School Curriculum
. Pre primary
. Primary
. Middle
. Secondery
. Higher secondary

Examination System
Academic Year and Student Assessment

  • Pre primary    

The academic year is divided into three terms. There are no formal examinations for these classes. Evaluation for the child’s progress will be done on the basis of continuous theme-based assessments. Progress Reports will be given to parents during the Open House, at the end of each Term.

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation as Proposed by CBSE
 

Evaluation of Academic Subjects in Classes

Type of Assessment

Percentage of Weightage in academic session

Month

Term wise weightage

FIRST SEMESTER

Formative Assessment – 110%April to September FA [1+2] = 20%
Formative Assessment – 210%
Summative Assessment – 1 30%September SA - 1 = 30%

SECOND SEMESTER

Formative Assessment – 310%October to
March
FA [3+4] = 20%
Formative Assessment – 410%
Summative Assessment – 2 30%MarchSA - 2 = 20%
  • Total Formative Assessments= FA1 + FA2 + FA3+ FA4 = 40%
  • Summative Assessments= SA1 + SA2 = 60%

For classes IX to XII, assessments will be conducted as per CBSE guidelines.

What is Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation? (CCE)

  • It is a process to provide holistic profile of the learner through regular assessment of scholastic and co-scholastic domains of development.
  • This scheme aims at making evaluation an integral part of the teaching learning process.
  • The scheme focuses on the all round development of the personality of the learners.
  • The scheme also envisages improving on-going teaching –learning processes by diagnosing the learning gaps and offering corrective and enrichment input.
  • The CCE scheme brings about a paradigm shift from Assessment to effective pedagogy.

What does the term 'Continuous in CCE mean?

  • If focuses on regularity and continuity in assessment.
  • The term 'Continuous means that the assessment is to be completely integrated with the process of teaching and learning.
  • The term also refers to diagnosis of learning gaps and providing remedial measures to enhance levels of learning while providing support to students so that they can develop/improve their skills.

What does the term 'Comprehensive in CCE mean?

  • It includes assessment of holistic development of the learning, including cognitive, effective and psychomotor domains.
  • The term also includes the use of a variety of tools and techniques for the assessment of the learners.

What do the term 'Scholasticand 'Co - Scholasticmean?

  • The term 'Scholastic refers to those aspects which are related to the intellect or the brain. It includes the assessment of learners in curricular subjects, assignments, project work, practical and oral work etc.
  • The term 'co – scholastic refers to those aspects which are related to hand and heart. These include psychomotor skills, attitude, values, interest and participation in co-curricular activities.

What is formative assessment?

  • It is a process used by a teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a non-threatening and supportive environment.
  • It is diagnostic and remedial.
  • It provides a platform for the active involvement of students in their own learning.
  • It provides effective feedback to students and teachers, for remedial interventions, resulting in enhanced learning attainment.
  • Some examples in Formative Assessment include Assignments and Project

How can assessment in assignments help students?

  • The ultimate purpose of an assignment is to improve student’s learning
  • Pre-decided parameters like level of understanding, punctuality and neatness, completeness, creativity etc. may be given due to weightage for assessment.
  • Assignment may, however, be designed with utmost care, keeping in mind its purpose and scope of the specific content unit.

What is project? How can assessment in projects assist students?

  • A project is a task assigned to an individual or a group, to develop basic understanding, practical skills, wholesome interest and desired attitudes among students.
  • Personnel and social qualities like leadership, co-operative, resourcefulness, communication skills, organization skills etc. can be easily assessed through group projects.
  • Parameters such as presentation, technical ability, creative inputs and level of understanding may be used for assessment of projects.

What is Summative Assessment?

  • It is the assessment carried out at the end of the course instruction.
  • It indicates and measures how much a student has learnt
  • It is usually used for certification purpose.

How would the CCE Scheme help students?

  • It will reduce anxiety and stress which often builds up if the students are assessed, only once through one-shot Assessment, at the end of the year.
  • It will result in higher levels of learning due to timely diagnosis of learning gaps and remedial intervention.
  • It will help the learners to develop holistically, in terms of different domains of their personality.
  • It will shift focus from the need for learning to love for learning.

What are life-skills?

  • Life skills are the abilities the students need, to develop that will help them to be successful in living a productive and satisfying life.
  • Developing and practicing life-skills will help the students to improve their personal and social qualities.
  • Some of these qualities include self-esteem, communication, confidence, compassion, respect and empathy and creative thinking.

What are the observable indicators in social-skills and emotional skills?

In social skills assessment, the student should demonstrate the ability to

  • get along with others
  • communicate effectively
  • take others viewpoints positively

And in case of emotional-skills, the student should demonstrate the ability to

  • identify one’s own strengths and weakness
  • be comfortable with one’s own self
  • identify causes and effects of stress on oneself
  • respond to emotions with an awareness of consequences.

What are attitudes and values? Why are these considered an important aspect, in the development of the personality of an individual?

  • Attitudes reflect an individual’s disposition or tendency to respond to a given stimulus (idea, situation).
  • Values and ideas, beliefs that one holds as special. eg; displaying empathy.
  • It is mandatory in our role as educators, to not only inculcate good values but also develop positive attitudes in the students, in order to help them to become responsible global citizens.

How can attitudes and values be assessed?

Through the presence or absence of specific indicators, using a variety of tools, like observation, anecdotal records etc. as suggested in the guidelines. Some should be

  • Shows respect and courtesy at all times, inside and outside the classroom
  • Respects and is sensitive to differences among peers in –ability, religions, beliefs, gender, culture etc.
  • Participates and volunteers often for school programmes
  • Takes the initiative and plans activities and drives, directed towards the betterment of the environment.
  • Shows a kind, helpful and responsible behaviour/attitude.

How can participation and Achievement in Co-Curricular activities be assessed?

Through the presence of specific indicators, using a variety of tools as suggested in the guidelines. Some of these could be

  • Participates actively in literary and creative activities at school/inter school/state/national/international levels.
  • Takes the initiative to plan and drive various literary events like debates, recitation, book clubs etc.
  • Is able to inspire others and involve a large part of the school/community in different events.
  • Shows a keen interest and an attitude towards a particular art form.

How can participation in Health and physical Education be assessed?

Through the presence or absence of specific indicators using a variety of tools as suggested in the guidelines. Some of these could be

  • Shows good hand-eye coordination, the ability to react quickly to sensory perception, Eg: catching or fielding in cricket, passing or receiving in football, hockey.
  • Demonstrates sportsmanship
  • Display a healthy team and school spirit

Demonstrate an analytic aptitude: the ability to evaluate and react appropriately to strategic situations, especially as a captain or key member in a team.