August 13, 2013, 12:00 am
Following the annual meeting of the CBSE exam committee, the board has decided to bring about changes in the assessment pattern for classes IX and X. A circular released last week makes it clear that from now on, students from classes IX and X will have to mandatorily appear for the two summative assessments (SA) and pass with a certain percentage of marks.
Under the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) introduced in 2009, students are assessed throughout the year through classwork, projects, unit tests and co-curricular activities in the form of formative assessments and summative assessments. As per the rules, students had to score 33% in FAs but didn�t need to secure a minimum score in the SA separately.
Also, students will have to score at least 25% marks in both SA exams , in order to pass. This means that students will have to score at least 15 out of 60 marks and a total of 33% in each of the five subjects. "CBSE is student-friendly and the aim of including FA and SA is to ensure that each and every child scores well and is promotedto plus-two," said Seema Maindiratta, principal of DAV School in Kharghar.