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CBSE focuses on CCE, seeks parents involvement

Bhubaneswar: Focusing on the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairman on Monday held discussions with the principals of all schools affiliated to CBSE in the state.
Inviting the parents to coordinate between the school and the board, the chairman interacted with the principals about the newly implemented evaluation system.
“CCE ultimately aims at identifying in which area a child is good at instead of judging everyone by one yardstick. What we have planned to do is that we have requested the parents to voluntarily participate in the mission. Then we will be training them so that they can act a catalyst between the board and the schools”, said Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE.
Joshi also met senior officials of the education department and deliberated on CCE. The officials are mulling to provide education up to class-VIII as per the CBSE pattern, Joshi informed.
According to the CCE, the marks of the students will be awarded through grades rather than percentages. Under this system, all activities including study will be taken into account and the performance of a student will be graded accordingly.
Students and teachers hope that the system will ease pressure off which they usually go through during examinations.
“There ought to be overall improvement of students and wholistic evaluation would be introduced which was not there earlier. But now it is incorporated in the CCE”, said Arun Kumar Pati, a teacher.
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