J. Sikile School - Circular
 

J. SIKILE SCHOOL
(Affiliated to CBSE - Estd.1984)
Royapeta, NARSAPUR - 534 275

Date             :  14 Dec 2009
No                :  03828


CIRCULAR  TO  STD.IX

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re     :     Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation for Class IX students:

1.1: CBSE vide circular No.39 dated 20.09.08 and No.40 dated 29.09.09 has introduced the CCE for Class IX students from II Term of the Academic Year  2009-2010.

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) refers to a system of School-based Evaluation of students that covers all aspects of students development. Continuous means to emphasize that evaluation of identified aspects of “growth and development” is a continuous process rather than an event.

Comprehensive means that attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of “students” growth and development.

2.1 : In general, for the purpose of the CCE, an academic year has been divided into two terms.  The first term will be from April-September and the second term from  October-March.

Evaluation of Scholastic areas:  Each term will have two Formative assessments and one Summative assessment for evaluation of Scholastic areas.

1) Formative Assessment:  Formative assessment is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a non-threatening and supportive environment. Formative assessment is not only a paper-pencil test, but also testing such as through quizzes, conversation, interviews, oral testing, visual testing, projects, practicals and assignments.

For this year there will be only two Formative assessments for Class IX for the (remaining) second term.
              
2)Summative Assessment:  The Summative assessment is the terminal assessment of performance at the end of instruction.  Under the end term Summative assessment, the students will be tested internally based on the following criteria:

a. The Summative assessment will be in the form of a pen-paper test conducted by the school themselves.  It will be conducted at the end of each term.

b. In order to ensure standardization, and to ensure uniformity, the Question Banks in different subjects to generate question papers will be forwarded by the Board to schools in March 2010.

c, For this year, there will be only one term end Summative assessment for the (remaining} second term to be conducted in March 2010 for Class IX students.

 d. Evaluation of answer scripts will be done by the school Teachers themselves on the basis of the Marking Scheme provided by the Board.

e. There will be random verification of the assessments procedures carried on by schools by the Board officials/nominees appointed by the Board.

The Weightage of  Formative Assessment (FA) and Summative Assessment (SA) shall be as follows:

Term

Type of Assessment

Percentage
of weightage
in academic
session

Term wise
weightage

Total

FIRST TERM
(April-Sept.)

Formative Assessment-1

10%

Formative Assessment 1+2=20%

Formative = 40%
Summative=60%
Total 100%

Formative Assessment-2

10%

Summative Assessment-1

20%

Summative Assessment 1=20%

SECOND TERM
(Oct-March)

Formative Assessment-3

10%

Formative
Assessment 3+4=20%

Formative
Assessment-4

10%

Summative Assessment-2

40%

Summative Assessment 2=40%

               Note:  For this year as the scheme is being introduced from the Second Term only, the weightage of each Formative Assessment shall be 20% and that of Summative Assessment shall be 60%.

3.1 CBSE, in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has decided to introduce nine point grading system. Accordingly, the “Statement of Subject wise Performance” to be issued by the Board w.e.f. the Class X Examination 2010 will have only grades.

MARKS  RANGE

GRADE

GRADE  POINT

91-100

A1

10.0

81-90

A2

9.0

71-80

B1

8.0

61-70

B2

7.0

51-60

C1

6.0

41-50

C2

5.0

33-40

D

4.0

21-32

E1

--

20 and below

E2

--



The Board has decided to introduce the above grading scheme at Secondary level for Classes IX and X from the current Academic Year 2009-2010.

The system being implemented now will have the following advantages:

1)      It will minimize misclassification of students on the basis of marks.
2)      It will eliminate unhealthy cut-throat competition among high achievers.
3)      It will reduce societal pressure and will provide the learner with more flexibility.
4)      It will lead to a focus on a better learning environment. 

4.1: EXAMINATION  STRUCTURE  FOR  SUMMATIVE  ASSESSMENT (SA)   MARCH, 2010:

Model paper is circulated to all the students along with the portions in all the subjects.  Half-yearly Examinations are conducted as per the S.A. of CCE to give practice to the students in this pattern from 08.12.09 to 15.12.09.   CCE assess the total performance of all the aspects of a student.

Parents can meet the undersigned for any further details in certificate of School Based Assessment and we look forward to your cooperation in implementing the new assessing scheme of CCE in the school.

Yours faithfully,
J.Sikile School
Sd.
Principal



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