The Odisha government has introduced the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation methodology for evaluation of students performance in classes 9 and 10 from the academic year 2021-22.
The new assessment criteria which is being widely followed by CBSE and several other education boards in the country will be introduced for the first time in Odisha.
Principal Secretary of State School and Mass Education department Satyabrata Sahu informed about the major development while addressing a press briefing today.
“All parents are requested to ensure that their wards give equal importance to all examinations throughout the academic year in class 9 and 10. It will help them stay prepared for better assessment without even worrying for the annual board examinations in case an exigency like the pandemic arises in the future,” Sahu said.
The School and Mass Education department has announced the following guidelines for implementation of the CCE pattern of students ‘performance assessment in both the class 9 and 10.
- During the present academic year 2021-2022, the Education department has decided to conduct four formative (short) and two summative assessments.
- The four formative assessments will be held in the month of September 2nd week, November 1st week, January 2nd week, March 2nd week.
- The final examinations will be held as usual in the month of March. Students will be informed about the same in advance.
- Such assessments will be supervised by class and subject teachers at the school level.
- The Board of Secondary Education will prepare the questions and dispatch the same to the districts from where they can be send to schools. A detailed directive and SOP regarding this will soon be released in the website of the council.
Education Secretary Sahu further informed that the Council of Higher Secondary Education is also planning to form continuous assessment system for evaluation of students’ performance in Plus II level.
The performance of students in practical and projects will also be evaluated continuously throughout the academic year, he said.