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Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation(CCE)

What is CCE?
Evaluating the need for a functional and reliable system of School-Based Evaluation, CBSE introduced the CCE Scheme for doing a holistic assessment of a learner which also includes co scholastic area of Life Skills, Attitudes and Values, Sports and Games as well as Co-Curricular activities. The CCE scheme aims at addressing this in a holistic manner. A number of National Committees and Commissions in the past have consistently made recommendations regarding reducing emphasis on external examination and encouraging internal assessment through School-Based Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation. Therefore, the CCE scheme brings about a paradigm shift from examination to effective pedagogy.
How would the CCE Scheme help?
The above steps would help the learners and parents, who are the primary stakeholders of school education, in the following manner:-
a. It will reduce stress and anxiety which often builds up during and after the examination which could have an adverse impact on young students especially in the age group of 13-15 years.
b. It will reduce the dropout rate as there will be less fear and anxiety related to performance.
c. In the past there was practice to often finish the entire syllabus much before time and follow it up with Pre-Board(s) and study leave. Now there will be greater focus on learning rather than teaching to the test.
d. The emphasis on conceptual clarification through experiential learning in the classroom will increase since there will be more time available for transaction of curriculum.

Two types of evaluation process are to be followed-
I. Formative assessment:
1. This is used continuously by the teacher to monitor the student’s progress in a supportive environment.
2. In formative assessment more emphasize should be given to other methods instead of written examination. These include quizzes, interviews, conversations, visual testing, oral testing, projects, practical and assignments. Schools are also advised to conduct more than 2 such assessments in a term and take the best of two out of them. Thus a more interactive mode of learning process and evaluation is advised.

II. Summative assessment:
1. This assessment is in the form of written test conducted by the schools themselves at the end of each term.
2. In order to ensure standardization and uniformity, the board will provide question bank, solutions and marking scheme to schools. There will also random verification of the assessment procedures followed by the schools by the board officials or nominees.

Details of number of terms per year, type and no. of assessments to be done and their weight age are as shown:
Standard Term Type of Assessment % of weightage in Academic session Term – wise weightage Total % in a year
IX 1 (April – Sept.) FA I 10% FA– 1+2=20%

SA– 1 =20%
Formative = 40%
Summative = 60%
Total 100%
FA 2 10%
SA 1 20%
2 (Oct. – March) FA 3 10% FA- 3+4=20%

SA- 2=40%
FA 4 10%
SA 2 40%
X 1 (April – Sept.) FA 5 10% FA– 5+6=20%

SA– 3 =20%
Formative = 40%
Summative = 60%
Total 100%
FA 6 10%
SA 3 20%
2 (Oct. – March) FA 7 10% FA- 7+8=20%

SA- 4=40%
FA 8 10%
SA 4 40%

It can be seen that there will be 2 terms in an academic year. Each term will have 2 formative and 1 summative assessments for evaluation of scholastic areas.The assessment marks will not be given but a nine grades will be given. The details of the same and its merits and demerits are discussed in “Will grade system affect me?” You may go through the same for a detailed discussion and information. A comprehensive certificate for Std. IX & X together will be issued by the board at thee end of Std. X.

Part II will assess co–scholastic areas that include Life–skills, attitudes and values. A five point grading scale for life–skills and three point grading foe attitudes and values will be followed.

Part III consists of co–scholastic activities that include participation in library, scientific, aesthetic, club activities and health & Physical Education. A three point grading will be followed for all these areas for assessing the students.