Cuttack: Amid state-wide students’ unrest over alleged faulty evaluation in preparation of board exam scores of class 10 students, the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) today came out with a clarification claiming flawless assessment this year.
At a press meet, BSE President Ramashis Hazra clarified that the Government had directed the BSE to prepare an alternative mode of assessment based on which marks can be awarded.
“With consultation of noted educationists, academicians and after observing modalities adopted by other States, the BSE had prepared detailed guidelines for the assessment, which were shared with the district education officers (DEOs) and headmasters of the schools. Later, the detailed marking criterion was also uploaded for everyone's knowledge on the Board website,” he said.
“Based on the protocols, we had requested the headmasters to send the list of marks of the students in school tests. Considering the previous performances of the students, we had announced the results,” Hazra pointed out.
This apart, we had also constituted a special core committee to review the results. Four years of previous performances were taken into account during awarding marks. The assessment method of the CBSE was also followed, BSE vice-president Nihar Ranjan Mohanty said.
Clarifying the changes in results of 22 schools, the board officials clarified that those 22 schools belong to Jagatsinghpur district.
"There were some issues over new code which prompted the authorities to change the results of these schools, he added.
Students who have passed in A-1 grade this time are two times more than the previous year. Similarly, three times more students have cleared the test in A-2 grade this year, the vice-president said.