July 7, 2012, 12:00 am
CBSE decided to discontinue issuing of Blue Prints, Sample Question papers & Marking Schemes in all major subjects. Summative Assessment-II may be the new type of examination for students of class IX and X in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education from March 2013.
Summative Assessment-II will follow a more comprehensive structure of examination and flexible patterns. However, the Board is yet to provide the structure of examination along with unit wise weightage for English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. When enquired, CBSE officials said that the structure of examination along with weightage and examples will be very shortly available on their academics website.
Summative Assessment is carried out at the end of a course of learning. It measures or ’sums-up’ how much a student has learned from the course. Usually, it is a graded test. The assessment carries objective, short, and long type answers.