Comprehensive Continuous Evaluation for Class IX too

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Now, Comprehensive Continuous Evaluation for Class IX too

The academic body of the Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education has given its nod for the board proposal to introduce the Comprehensive Continuous Evaluation ( CCE ) method of assessment for Class IX from 2014.

But the plan to extend the existing no – detention policy, in force from Class I to VIII, to Class IX remains scrapped.

Implementation of the CCE will mean that performance of the students in co – curricular activities will be taken into consideration when allotting them marks like participation in various competitions like elocution, quiz etc.

“The CCE method planned for implementation for Class IX will now be circulated to headmasters of schools across Goa and their suggestions will be sought upto 30th October, 2013.

The committee formed to review the CCE implementation in Class IX will then meet everyday to fine – tune the method of assessment. The final draft will then be sent to the state for approval before it is implemented in 2014 – 2015,” Goa board chairperson Jose Remedios Rebello told TOI.

But certain conditions will be set for schools for successful implementation of the CCE method.

“Schools will have to ensure that there are not more than 35 students in a class to do justice to the method. Also, school hours for the Class IX students after CCE is implemented should not be less than five – and – half to six hours a day. To evaluate a child with the help of CCE requires that the teachers spend more time with students to make a fair overall assessment of the child, which goes beyond mere academics,” Rebello said.

He said that minimum standards will be set for the child to achieve before he or she is qualified to be promoted to the next class.

“We are preparing to train teachers starting November in implementation of CCE and otherwise, as it was felt that the syllabus was not being properly imparted in some schools,” said the chairperson of the Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education.