Schools in dark over evaluation scheme

With the State government yet to formulate guidelines for the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme, schools are fearing disruption in their academic schedule.

The schools had faced a similar situation last year as well. The CCE was initially proposed for classes I to IX. This year, the State government is planning to redesign the evaluation system for Class 10 and hence guidelines are awaited for it.

The CCE was kept in abeyance last year as neither sufficient time nor suitable instructions were given to the schools for implementing the guidelines. This year too, the teachers are left clueless about the system. Karnataka Private School Managements Federation has written to the government requesting them for CCE training.

“We do not know the parameters for the implementation of CCE. How much weightage should be given to each activity? What is the subject-wise assignment of marks? The government has not intimated us about these issues,” said Shashi Kumar D, State Organising Secretary of the Federation.

According to the Commissioner of Public Instruction Mohammed Mohsin, training has begun for government school teachers. As for training the unaided schools, it was likely to happen in another month's time, he added.

“We are working out a module for implementation of CCE and for giving training to private schools. The action plan will be ready in about a month's time. Since the class 10 curriculum has also changed, we have to evolve a different plan for that,” he said.

Meanwhile, preparations are already on for the first class test in several schools. Lack of directions from the government will be a hurdle for these tests as schools do not know the procedure for assessment.

“The government has only given superficial information. If the government starts issuing guidelines after a month, the training will take place for another 15 days,” Shashi Kumar said.

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