Central Board of Secondary Education is implementing the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for all the classes in all its affiliated schools. The scheme envisages that every learner is to be evaluated over the entire period of learning schedule rather than a three hour external examination at the end of a course of learning.
The salient features of CCE are:
- Provides necessary feedback about the acquired levels of learning in scholastic areas.
- lays stress on aptitude of learners in the attainment of essential life skills, attitudes and values, interests and achievements in all the co-curricular areas reduces the stress on the students and paves way for holistic development of the student with the help of formative and summative assessments
- Formative assessments are on-going assessments, reviews, and observations in a classroom. These are used as tools by the teachers to continuously monitor the progress of students in a conducive environment.
- Summative assessments are typically used to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs and services at the end of an academic year or at a pre-determined time. The goal of summative assessments is to make a judgment of student competency after an instructional phase is complete.