Impact of CCE on students

Impact of CCE on students

The introduction of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) has helped students who are not good in academics to score through their talents in other areas such as arts, sports, music, athletics, etc.

CCE has become a boon to students in many ways as it has provided them with various opportunities for overall development; it takes care of psychological aspects, involves diagnostic teaching and learning, creates fear free environment and promotes learning.

Promoting overall skills

The basic purpose of education is to enable children acquire knowledge, and develop understanding, skills, positive attitudes and values which are conducive for all round development of personality. Children evaluated under CCE exhibit better in co-curricular areas, social personal qualities, secular values and attitudes, and emotional stability. Marks are replaced by grades under this new evaluation mode through a series of curricular and extra-curricular evaluations along with academics. The aim is to reduce the workload of students and to improve the overall skill and ability of students.

Individual differences

Different learners learn differently, hence for evaluating the learning abilities of students, different techniques and tools of evaluation should be used like oral, practical, project, assignment and written, not written alone. And these observations have to be recorded and monitored regularly.

CCE has given ample opportunity for learners to exhibit their competencies and skills through assessment activities, which are designed by teachers keeping in view the individual differences of learners.

Enhancing performance

CCE involves diagnostic teaching where evaluation is systematic, well designed and planned. Special attention is provided in the form of remedial instruction to those children who do not show adequate progress and through enrichment programs to brighter and fast learners.

CCE enables teachers to conduct diagnosis of learners’ defects through various assessment activities. After conducting the assessment activities, feedback given by teacher to learners is of dual purpose - helping students identify the problem areas and providing- feedback and support to improve his/her performance.CCE employs suitable remedial measures for enhancing learning performance.

Fear free environment

Fear free learning environment should be provided in school, where examination should be flexible and integrated into class room activity. Through CCE psyche of children is also taken care of, where a child is not subjected to failure instead is taken to slow but progressive growth. It helps in improving a student’s performance by identifying his/her learning difficulties at regular time intervals. The process starts at the beginning of the academic session.

Educational attainment

In CCE, a student is provided several opportunities for learning. Examinations focus only on what a student knows, and not on reasons and remediation. CCE awards grades to students and puts an end to weightage of marks.

Evaluation conducted under CCE gives ample time and variety of assessment activities for the learner to gain mastery over competencies.

In a typical classroom, we find a variety of learners in the context of learning style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile) and pace of learning (gifted, average and slow learners).

It is not possible to deal with these vivid learners under the traditional system of evaluation, as a result of it many learners might be deprived of learning opportunity.
CCE strengthens the capacity of a teacher to develop their own methodology, as we all understand that each child learns differently at his own pace.

So the advantages of CCE for learners would be;

* Identifying learning progress of students at regular intervals
* Employing a variety of remedial measures of teaching based on learning needs
* Employing a variety of teaching aids and techniques to enhance learning
* Involving learners actively in the learning process

Strengthening CCE

The following would be a few practical suggestions to strengthen the implementation of CCE;

* The number of assessment activities should not be excessive that they may not become counter-productive.

* Evaluation needs to be integrated with the process of teaching and learning, so as to provide feedback to the teacher regarding appropriateness of instructional strategies and evaluation techniques and modify as per need.

* Completing syllabus in the class will be meaningless until a child acquires some basic competencies in that subject. Syllabus should be concept based rather than skill based.

* CCE should be made the mode of evaluation in order to realise the instructional objectives.

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