Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Arunachal Pradesh to adopt CBSE’s evaluation style in schools

ITANAGAR, Dec 1: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in collaboration with the State’s Education department, is conducting a two-day Advocacy and Training Programme on Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) introduced by the Board as part of its examination reforms initiative at the secondary school levels for its affiliated schools here at the Bharat Scouts & Guides, Polo Colony beginning today.

Principals, vice-principals, headmasters and senior teachers from government and private schools affiliated to the CBSE are participating in the Advocacy Workshop that aims to sensitize on Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) mode of learning system, which stresses on all round development of the student through a regular and continuous term-based evaluation process.

CBSE resource person Papiya Mukerjee informed that in the race for marks the joy of learning is taken away from the child and the CCE initiative is an effort to make the learning process a joyful and participatory experience for them. The CCE process in Class IX and X will help document the child’s all-round progress through a year-round assessment system divided into two terms each during two academic years, she said.

The student-friendly initiative also aims to reduce anxiety and stress, which often build up if the students are assessed only through a single-shot examination at the end of each year. The holistic assessment system looks at development of all aspects of a learner including areas like social, emotional and thinking skills, attitudes and values, sports and games besides the progress in school curriculum. CCE will be strengthened in all affiliated schools with effect from October 2009 in Class IX.

DDSE (NLP) R Mibang and Dr Srijata Das and Dr Sadhana Parashan from CBSE were among others present on the occasion. CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi will be joining the programme tomorrow.
CBSE had introduced the initiative in primary schools in 2004. THE SENTINEL

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