IMPORTANT WEB SITES FOR REFERENCE www.cbse.nic.in www.cbseacademic.in ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT FOR CLASSES IX & X WILL BE BASED ON CCE or CONTINUOUS COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION Continuous and Comprehensive evaluation refers to a system of school based assessment that covers all aspects of a student’s development •It emphasizes two fold objectives. Continuity in evaluation and assessment of broad based learning. Behavioural outcome. FEATURES OF CCE CONTINUOUS Continual—from the beginning and during the instructional process Periodicity—frequency /term Comprehensive • Scholastic - Subject specific areas. • Co-Scholastic – Life Skills, Work Experience ,Visual and Performing Arts and Attitudes, Values and other Co Curricular activities • Includes a variety of tools and techniques for assessment of the learners. CLASS IX & X An academic year will have 2 terms FIRST TERM April to September SECOND TERM October to March CCE at Secondary level in CBSE schools Each term will have two formative assessments & one summative assessment in each subject. Term I FA (1) 10% FA (2) 10% SA (1) 30% Term 2 FA (3) 10% FA (4) 10% SA (2) 30% FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (FA) Will comprise of : • Class work • Homework/ Educosoft • Oral questions • Quizzes • Projects • Assignments/Tests • Role Play • Seminar • Group Discussions • Presentations • Movie making SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT(SA) Will be End of Term Examination Summative Assessment –I in September (TERM-I) Summative Assessment –II in March (TERM-II) • Curriculum and syllabus as circulated by the Board. • Question papers will be sent by CBSE. Schools also have a choice to make their own question papers as per CBSE guidelines. • Exams will be conducted by schools. • Evaluation of Answer scripts will be done within the school. Assessment Design April – JulySept July Sept Oct – Dec Mar FA3 DecMar PSA FA4 FA1 FA2 SA1 10% 10% 30% 10% 10% 30% FINAL Assessment- FA1+ FA2+ FA3+ FA4 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 40% SA1+ SA2 30 + 30 = 60% SA2 Term I - (April 14 – Sept. 14) a) Paper-Pen Test : 35 Formative Assessment I b) Activity based Assessment (FA I) : 10+5 Formative a) Activity Based Assessment Assessment II : 10+10 (FA II) b) Project/ Lab Activity : 15 c) Notebook Assessment: 5 Summative I Term II- (Oct. 14 – March 15) a) Paper-Pen Test : 35 Formative Assessment b) Activity based Assessment : III (FAIII) 10+5 Formative English , Mathematics, Assessment Science and Social Science IV Problem Solving Assessment – (FA IV) conducted by CBSE Hindi - Activity Based Assessment : 10+10 , Project/ Lab Activity : 15 Notebook Assessment: 5 English Summative ASL – 20 marks, II Pen & Paper test – 70 marks Science, Math, Social Sc, Hindi/Sans/Fr Pen & Paper test – 90 marks English ASL – 20 marks Pen & Paper test – 70 marks Science, Math, Social Sc ,Hindi/ Sans/Fr Pen & Paper test – 90 marks Operational Modalities 1 • Performance will be assessed using conventional numerical marking and these will be converted into grades. • Grades will be awarded on a 9 point scale. • The CBSE will issue a statement of Subject wise performance i.e. Grade Sheet (NO MARKS) at the end of class X. Marks 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 & below E2 ---- The qualifying grade in each subject under Scholastic Area A shall be minimum Grade D Operational Modalities 2 • The CCE card will apply in all the CBSE schools across the country for admission into class XI. • In addition, schools can have their own criteria for admission to class XI. •Students will be promoted on the basis of both Formative and Summative assessments, both of which are mandatory. • A minimum of 25% marks of have to be scored in SA I & II. (Overall 33%) ASSESSMENT OF CO-SCHOLASTIC AREAS WILL BE DONE ON A FIVE POINT SCALE GRADE GRADE RANGE GRADE POINT A 4.1-5 5 B 3.1- 4.0 4 C 2.1-3.0 3 D 1.1-2.0 2 E 0.1-1 1 Scholastic and Co-Scholastic Scholastic PART 1 •Formative I , II , III , IV •Summative Assessment I & II Scholastic 1 English Math Science Social Science Hindi / Sanskrit / French New Features Introduction of Value based questions With effect from the academic session 2012-13 students are assessed in all major subjects for upto 5 marks at the Summative Assessment level in Classes IX and X, through questions which will be integrated with the content of the subject and analysed on the basis of the values it reflects. ASSESSMENT OF SPEAKING AND LISTENING SKILLS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE UNDER CCE, CBSE HAS INTRODUCED A NEW KIND OF TEST FROM 2012- 2013 AS PART OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT CBSE IS TESTING STUDENTS’ LISTENING AND SPEAKING SKILLS FOR 20 MARKS THE MAIN LANGUAGE PAPER IS OF 70 MARKS THESE TESTS ARE A PART OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS ( SA1 and SA2) Problem Solving Assessment A) With effect from Session 2012-13 , CBSE has introduced Problem Solving Assessment for Class IX . B) There is no specific syllabus for `Problem Solving Assessment’ C) It will assess the Life Skills relating to following areas:Quantitative Reasoning Qualitative Reasoning Language Conventions D) •Language Conventions : includes different aspects of written communication (e.g. grammar, vocabulary etc.) • Qualitative Reasoning : includes the reasoning seen in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences • Quantitative Reasoning : includes the kinds of reasoning found in Mathematics and Science •The `Problem Solving Assessment’ will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX. • This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. • The score will be reflected in one Language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science • The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class X, as they can sit for the test with Class IX students of the next session. • The best scores will be reflected in the final certificate in case of those applying for improvement. WITH EFEECT FROM SESSION 2013-2014 CBSE HAS INTRODUCED OPEN TEXT BASED ASSESSMENT IN CLASS IX IN ALL SUBJECTS (EXCEPT SANSKRIT & FRENCH) Co-Scholastic Areas PART 2 2A( Life Skills) •Thinking Skills •Social Skills •Emotional Skills Co-Scholastic Areas 2B WORK EDUCATION The indicators of assessments are as follows: •Has a collaborative approach towards the process of learning. •Is innovative in ideas. •Plans and adheres to timelines. •Is involved and motivated. •Demonstrates a positive attitude. •Is helpful, guides and facilitates others. •Demonstrates an understanding of correlation with real life situations. •Has a step by step approach to solving a problem. •Has a clear understanding of outcome to be generated. •Is able to apply theoretical knowledge into practical usage. PART 2 Visual and Performing Arts (Part 2C) •Painting and drawing •Dance •Music (Indian & Western) •Theatre Co-Scholastic Areas 2C Visual and Performing Art Indicators Visual Art •Takes an innovative and creative approach •Shows aesthetic sensibilities •Displays observation skills •Co relates with real life •Shows willingness to experiment with different art modes •Sketches and paints •Generates computer graphics •Demonstrates proportion in size and clarity Performing Art •Sings and plays instrumental music •Dances and acts in drama •Is aware of and appreciates works of artists •Participates actively in aesthetic activities of various levels •Takes initiative to plan create and direct visual creative events •Reads and shows a degree of awareness of particular domain of art •Experiments with art forms •Shows a high degree of imagination and innovation •Displays an artistic temperament in all of his/her actions in school and outside. PART 2 2D (Attitudes & Values) •Attitude Towards Teachers •Attitude Towards School-Mates •Attitude Towards School Programmes and Environment •Value Systems Co-Scholastic Areas 2 D ATTITUDES & VALUES INDICATORS Towards Teachers • Shows respect and courtesy at all times inside and outside the classroom • Demonstrates attitudes that are positive and conducive to learning • Takes criticism in the right spirit • Undertakes corrective measures suggested by the teachers • Volunteers to take responsibility Towards School Mates • Shares a healthy rapport with peers/mates • Is able to interact effectively with classmates • Is receptive to ideas and opinions of others in a group • Respects and is sensitive to differences among peers in: religious beliefs, ability, gender, culture etc. • Is able to inspire members of the class or peer group ATTITUDES & VALUES INDICATORS Towards School Programmes and Environment • Is punctual and regular in attending school programmes • Participates and volunteers often for school programmes • Delivers a job assigned effectively and responsibly • Displays a healthy school spirit • Inspires others to participate in school programmes • Respects school property • Is particular about cleanliness of the school • Participates in school driven activities relating to care for the environment • Takes initiative and plans activities directed towards the betterment of the environment • Is conscious of conserving natural resources ATTITUDES & VALUES INDICATORS Value System Article 51A of the Indian Constitution— Fundamental Duties – provides the most comprehensive list of values that should be inculcated by every Indian citizen. There are 10 principles. We have identified four behaviours as descriptors for each. • To abide by the constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem. • To cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired the freedom struggle. • To uphold and protect the sovereignty , unity and integrity of India. • To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so. • To promote harmony and spirit of unity, brotherhood. • To value and preserve the rich heritage of our culture. • To protect and improve natural environment. • To safeguard public property and to abjure violence. • To develop scientific temper and the spirit of enquiry. • To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity which leads to higher levels of performance. PART 3 3A •Literary & Creative Skills •Organisational and Leadership Skills •Sports •NSS 3B Co-Scholastic Activities 3A INDICATORS Literary & Creative Skills • Participates actively in literary and creative skills activities at school/ inter school/state/ national /international levels • Takes the initiative to plan various literary events like debates, recitation, book clubs etc. • Always converses in English • Is able to express ideas/opinions creatively in different forms • Shows good collaborative skills and is able to work effectively in a group INDICATORS Organisational and Leadership Skills •Helps and organizes events in that capacity. •Demonstrates ability to work in teams. •Can organize work groups in a short time. •Actively participates in School Clubs, (e.g. Science Club, Eco Clubs, Health and Wellness Clubs, Heritage Club, Disaster Management, AEP and other clubs). •Represents class and school at various other levels. INDICATORS Sports • Displays an innate talent in a particular sport. • Demonstrates physical qualities needed -Endurance , Strength, Speed, Flexibility and Stamina. • Displays a healthy team and school spirit. • Discipline for practice . • Has undergone training and coaching. • Has represented a team in school / interschool / national/ international level. National Service Scheme •Shows spirit of service. •Displays commitment and responsibility towards tasks. •Has leadership qualities and is able to inspire others •Is able to develop a good rapport with peers, supervisors and other adults. Evaluating Co- Scholastic Areas Anecdotal Records • An anecdotal record is the observed behaviour of a student. • It is a record of some significant episode that happened in the life of the student and which sheds light on the conduct, thinking, skills and capabilities, revealing significant features and characteristics about his/her personality. Portfolio It is the collection of evidence of a student’s work over a period of time. It could be day-to-day work or selection of the learner’s best piece of work. PORTFOLIO CAN INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING • Photographs • Certificates of Merit/ Achievements • Paintings and other examples of artistic endeavour • Audio-Video Recordings (CD) • Self Assessment Sheets • Peer Assessment Sheets • Teacher Assessment Sheets • Any kind of Literary work • Interests and hobbies • Write up on social work done by the student Importance of Co Scholastic Grades Maximum score for each Life Skill, Work Education and Visual and Performing Arts and Attitudes is 50, for Values it is 200 and for Co-curricular Activities and Health & Physical Education it is 50. Based on grades obtained by a student in Co-Scholastic areas he/she can be upscaled in one or two subjects. a) Those Students who get total grade points in coscholastic areas/ activities in the range 53-65 may benefit by getting upgraded to the next higher grade in two subjects in scholastic areas. b) Those students who get total grade points in the range 40-52, may benefit by getting upgraded to the next higher grade in one subject in scholastic area. c) Upscaling will be done from lowest grade to next higher grade and so on. d) E2 grade will not be upscaled. Each area in Life Skills has ten indicators which are valued out of 5 marks and the total scored is then divided by ten to attain the grade point For Example If a child scores 35 marks in thinking skill, his/her grade will be B and Grade point will be 3.5 Similarly all other areas are assessed in marks and then converted into grade and grade point. The maximum grade point a student can attain is 65. There is no Board Examination at the Secondary(Class X) level w.e.f. 2011 for students studying in the schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary and who do not wish to move out of the CBSE system after Class X.