Schools Should not disclose Marks of SA-II to Students: CBSE
Summative Assessment-II Marks
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its schools “not to communicate the marks of summative assessment II (SA2) to the candidates of Class X under any circumstances”.
This year’s batch of Class X students is the first to not take the Board exams, after the CBSE extended the new evaluation scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) to this class as well. The scheme was introduced in Class IX initially.
Students taking the exams in March this year will be awarded grades and grade points in each subject instead of marks.
Under the CCE, students are evaluated throughout the year and both the scholastic and non-scholastic areas are taken into consideration. Summative assessments are the term-ending exams. In each term, there are two formative assessments (that test the non-scholastic areas) and one summative assessment (the pen and paper term-ending exam).
The summative assessment-I for classes IX and X was conducted in the second half of September.
The answer scripts of Class X students, meanwhile, will be evaluated internally by the school. The CBSE has also said they will provide the question paper to the schools. In fact, the CBSE will send a marking scheme to the schools for evaluation of papers by the teachers. Schools, however, have the freedom to involve teachers from other schools for evaluation of the answer scripts.
The CBSE will go for a “random verification of the assessment procedures of schools” through Board officials or nominees appointed by the Board.
The CBSE official said the Board will send separate CDs containing question paper banks for classes IX and X. The school may either pick up one question paper for each subject or mix and match the papers by using different questions or sections from different sets of question papers and prepare a question paper based on the Board’s sample paper, design and blueprint.
The Board also has given a choice to schools to “prepare their own question papers” as per the sample paper available on the CBSE website. In case a school prepares its own question papers, the authorities will have to send the question papers and marking scheme to the Board for verification within a week of conduct of the respective papers, officials said.
For Class IX, the Board plans to dispatch the CDs containing question papers to all schools that they to reach by February 20. The SA-II of both classes IX and X starts in March.