GBSHSE: Continuous comprehensive Evaluation in Class IX from 2014-15

The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education at its meeting on Wednesday has decided to implement the continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) method of assessment in Class IX from 2014-15. The CCE will be put in force for Class X students in the subsequent year.

“The board has formed a committee under former headmaster Mario Cordo to fine tune the CCE to suit the needs of Class IX. It will be implemented in a phased manner,” Goa board chairperson Jose Remedios Rebello said.

The CCE is in force only from Class I to VIII at present.

CCE system of assessment enables schools to mark students through the year and do away with the pressure of being evaluated only at the time of examination based on the student’s ability to memorize the syllabus. Students are assessed on co-scholastic areas such as art and craft, their social skills etc under CCE and the evaluation method focuses on all-round development of the child rather than categorizing them as performers and non-performers.

The new evaluation method is likely to see introduction of plenty of assignments, activities and presentations.

A manual on CCE will be prepared for teachers and they will be trained by the state prior to the system’s implementation.

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