New system boosts CBSE students' performance

New system boosts CBSE students' performance

Performance of students has improved in Class XII board examination since a system of continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) of children were introduced and Class X board examination was made optional by the government in 2009, according to a report of the central board of secondary education.

While Class X pass percentage in 2013 recorded a high of 98.76 per cent up from 88.84 per cent in 2009 when CCE was not in force, the first batch which missed its Class X Boards came out with flying colours in Class XII, noted the report, released by Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju here on Monday. “Appearing in their first public exam, the students of the first batch not only increased the pass rate by more than two percent but also scored higher marks overall. The students who improved their performance in Class XII vis-a-vis their performance in Class X was higher amongst students who appeared for school exam in comparison to students who appeared for Board examination in Class X,” it added. 

The performance of the students in class XII board has improved as the considerably reduced examination-related stress on the children.

“In 2012, we received at least 3000 distress calls from students at our help line. Last year, we received about 50 to 60 such calls from students. This itself is an indication how CCE has reduced the level of examination related stress among studnets,” CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said.

After the implementation of CCE in 2009, the CBSE has so far conducted five review surveys as detailed below through web and paper mode.

Based on the data collected by it, the board noted that al most all principals (99 per cent) had faith in the CCE as they had accepted the scheme in its right spirit and are implementing the same in their schools.  While 96 per cent teachers also showed faith in the CCE system, 82 per cent students showed a wide acceptance of the system and indicated more involved in their studies and enjoying learning by doing activities for pairs and groups, the report said.

 A large number of parents, however, were found to be dissatisfied with the implementation of the CCE.

“About 60 per cent parents are happy and satisfied with CCE,” the report said.

Based on the feedbacks from school principals and teachers, the report indicated that parents who complained that school had made their life “cumbersome” were those who felt “overburdened” with additional assignments of preparing the various projects in almost all subjects for their wards to help them secure good marks in formative assessments.

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