What should be the future of continuous and comprehensive evaluation and no detention policy in India?

Chomal, Aanchal (2018) What should be the future of continuous and comprehensive evaluation and no detention policy in India? Learning Curve (30). pp. 15-17.

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Reforms in assessments have been extensively deliberated in India. National policies and commissions before Independence, such as the Hartog Committee (1929) and Sargent Plan (1944) as well as those post-independence such as the Mudaliar Commission (1953), Kothari Commission (1964), National Policy on Education (NPE) 1968 and ‘86, Learning Without Burden (1993) and National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2000 and 2005 have recommended changes in the examination system. Few of the key ideas have been to make examinations comprehensive by assessing a range of areas, shift from rote based questions to those testing for understanding, application and higher cognitive skills, use of multiple methods of assessments, maintaining records of student’s work, use of grades instead of marks and more recently the use of formative assessments to facilitate learning. Echoing these changes, the National Focus Group Position Paper on Examination Reforms (NCERT 2006) discusses the need for structural and procedural changes in the current examination system. Right from the purpose of exams, to its quality, procedure, use and impact; it recommends changes in multiple dimensions. It endorses an alternative, or more aptly a complementary system of assessments in the name of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). It defines CCE as a system of school based evaluation which is continual or periodic (before the instruction and during it) and comprehensive (including scholastics and co-scholastics areas) using multiple modes of assessment.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Chomal, Aanchal
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1190
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