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Importance of an Evaluation System
Our school believes in providing each child with opportunities to express and achieve their full potential. The assessment of their performance takes centre-stage and is crucial to enhancing their learning growth. We follow The Assessment and Evaluation scheme as laid down by the CBSE under its initiative of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). This appraisal encompasses Formative and Summative Assessments.
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)
This method of evaluation is an all-inclusive and well-rounded measurement of a student’s growth. It is assimilated with the teaching and learning process and encompasses both academic and non-academic areas. Our school’s teaching philosophy is in tune with the CBSE’s CCE policy, the tenets of which state that assessments be a regular feature in each class year. Spread over two terms, the assessment and evaluation seeks to cover all realms of the student’s education at our institution.
Two Kinds of Assessments
Analytical appraisal done at the entry level to provide an insight into the preparedness of the student and the use of knowledge gained before AFL(Assessment for Learning) takes place during the learning process and is integral to classroom interactions. This review takes place either through self-evaluation or via assessment by the peer group. There is also an oral or written quiz, multiple-choice questions and other types of evaluation tests. The purpose of each kind of appraisal is to provide regular feedback to the students aiming at consistent improvement.
Formative Assessment includes:
• Paper pen test
• Class work and Home work
• Practical skills in different subjects
• Class tests
• Holiday Home work
• Class Behaviour
This comprises of the Final Term examinations and is a more formal and structured method of evaluation. Written and practical testing defines this assessment and is focused on a set number of chapters and concepts. The testing could be by way of multiple-choice questions, short answers and long answer questions. This method screens the student for knowledge, understanding, ability to apply the knowledge, communication of the learning and thinking ability.
Summative Assessment includes a graded examination
The Co–Scholastic aspect will be evaluated through
• Life skills
• Participation in Co–Curricular Activities
• Values and Attitudes
Result Sharing and Non-academic areas:
The results for the Formative Assessments are shared with the students and parents on a regular and continued basis. At the end of term, a formal report is given containing results of both kinds of assessments.
For the non-academic areas that focus on personality development, grading is on a three/five point scale depending on the guidelines issued by the CBSE. These grades will appear in the report card bi-annually.
Co-Scholastic Areas that reflect into aspects of personality development will be assessed using again the five or three point scale as is applicable as per the CBSE course of action. The grades too are reflected in the report card, twice a year.
The school endeavours to ensure that students get a fair chance to prove their potential and improve in areas required. We urge parents to periodically keep a check on their child’s progress so that you are aware of the subjects that require extra effort.