CABE committee to look into CCE impact

Students becoming non-serious
Last Updated 06 June 2012, 19:54 IST

The Central Advisory Board on Education (CABE) has set up a committee to assess the implementation and impact of the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system in the CBSE schools after several states complained that it had turned out counter-productive, making students non-serious about studies.

“Since the class X board examination has been made optional and the CCE introduced in schools, children are not studying well,” Bihar Education Minister P K Shahi said at the day-long meeting of the CABE here on Wednesday. His concerns were shared by several other CABE members including Education Ministers of Assam and Chhattisgarh.

While there was an agreement among CABE members that Class X Board examination was not required, they felt that the guidelines for implementation of the CCEas well as testing the child during the elementary education cycle was important.

Following this, a committee was set up to look into the issue. The panel will be headed by Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal with several other education ministers, academicians and members of civil society as its members.

“The committee has been constituted for assessment and implementation of CCE in the context of the no detention provision in the RTE Act. It will submit its report in three months after consulting state governments ,” Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, who presided the CABE meeting, said.

The CCE, which was introduced in the CBSE schools about two years back, seeks to spread the evaluation over an entire academic year, rather than judging a student's potential and performance based on select term-end or annual examinations.

Under the CCE, students are evaluated through Formative Assessments that is conducted throughout each term, and Summative Assessments carried out at the end of a particular term. Right to Education Act, which guarantees free and compulsory education to children from class one to eight, also provides for no detention policy.

At the meeting, another committee to be headed by Minister of State for Education Purandeswari was constituted to develop a framework for the proposed National Mission on Teachers and Teaching, to be implemented in 12th five year plan.

(Published 06 June 2012, 14:32 IST)

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