Lately, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has changed its assessment system by withdrawing its uniform evaluation policy for classes 6, 7 and 8. The alteration in the assessment system of the board is due to the objection raised by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), who felt that, the uniformity in the evaluation of students violating the Right to Education Act (RTE).
CBSE uniform assessment system rejected & withdrawn
As published on NDTV, the official notification of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) says that the decision of the board on uniform assessment system for classes 6,7 and 8 along with their examination and the report card were rejected. In fact a circular regarding this was also passed, which mentioned about measures for increasing the confidence among students of class 10 for starting their preparation right from the day when they will reach the upper primary class i.e from 6 standard. It was on similar lines that the CBSE took the decision of implementing the uniform evaluation system during the examination of students studying in classes 6, 7 and 8 along with their an amendment in the report card.
Now on the recommendation of the NCPCR, the uniform assessment system for the evaluation of the students’ performance in the examination has been quashed out and completely withdrawn by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
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However, the assessment system of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was the students appearing in Class 10 annual board examination conducted by CBSE was introduced some 8 years ago, to make the marking system lenient according to the capability of every child. But CBSE had soon done away with the CCE after the reintroduction of the board examination for the class X, recently on the recommendation of the central government.
As of now, the schools affiliated to the CBSE board are not clarified whether they should continue with the previously introduced CCE method for the evaluation of the students after the withdrawal of the uniform assessment system. Some of the school management are puzzled whether they should adopt the traditional method of board evaluations only subjectwise, which is taught to the students in schools in their academic year, only. NCPCR is India’s one of the top organization that works for child rights across the country.