Centralised evaluation for Anglo-Indian schools

 
This was announced at the 88th annual conference of the Association of heads of Anglo-Indian Schools in India, which concluded here on Friday. Three other key decisions on Anglo-Indian Schools taken by the ICSE in New Delhi recently were announced to members of the Association.

At the end of the conference, in which 120 principals from Anglo-Indian schools from all over the country took part, convenor of the conference and principal of Bethany High School, Akash Ryall, said: “Right now, individual examiners at different centres were awarding marks. In future, they would all get together at a common centre when correcting the papers,” he said.

This would ensure consistency in marking and completion of the correction at the right time.

Regarding second language, it was decided that it was mandatory for students to take a paper on the subject in Class 10. “However, regardless of whether the student obtains a pass in the paper, the student will be promoted to Class XI,” Ryall said.

The subject of Environmental Education, made a compulsory subject in ICSE schools three years ago, will not be compulsory from the academic year of 2012. Hence, students who take up the class 10 exams in 2013 need not appear for the paper.
Another decision taken was to promote inclusive education. Principals of schools which have disabled children can write to the ICSE and assistance in the from of readers or scribes will be provided to the needy, Ryall said. The application needs to be accompanied with a certificate from organisations that work for the disabled, like Spastics Society of India or others.

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