Formative Assessment is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a non threatening, supportive environment. It involves regular descriptive feedback, a chance for the student to reflect on the performance, take advice and improve upon it. It involves the students’ being an essential part of assessment from designing criteria to assessing self or peers. If used effectively, it can improve student’s performance tremendously while raising the self esteem of the child and reducing the work load of the teacher.
Formative Assessment is carried out during a course of instruction for providing continuous feedback to both the teachers and the learners. It is also carried out for taking decisions regarding appropriate modifications in the transactional procedures and learning activities.
Summative Assessment is carried out at the end of a course of learning. It measures or sums-up’ how much a student has learned from the course. It is usually a graded test, i.e., it is marked according to a scale or set of grades. It certifies the level of achievement only at a given point of time.
The process of assessing the students’ progress in achieving objectives related to scholastic and co-scholastic domain is called comprehensive evaluation.
The comprehensive evaluation is focused on the Scholastic and Co scholastic evaluation.
How is the Scholastic Evaluation carried out?
It is carried out through various tools such as Examination, Assignments, Quizzes and competitions, Projects, Debates, Elocution, Group discussions, Club activities, Experiments, Research, Objective type, Short answer, Long answer.
What does Co-Scholastic Assessment focus upon?
The desirable behaviour related to learner’s life skills, attitudes, interests, values, co-curricular activities and physical health are described as skills to be acquired in co-scholastic domain.
Details of CCE Report Book for Classes VI, VII and VIII
Part 2 consists of Co-Scholastic Areas where students’ are assessed in four parts on a Five Point Grading Scale once in a session
Part 2(A): Life Skills consists of
Part 2(B): Work Education
Part 2(C): Visual and Performing Arts
Part 2(D): Attitudes & Values
Part 3 consists of Co-curricular Activities wherein choice in participation and assessment thereof is available. It has two sub parts to be assessed on a five-point grading scale.
A student will be expected to choose two activities from these four groups and will be assessed on their level of participation and achievement.
Part 3(B) Health and Physical Activities
Eight different kinds of Health and Physical Activities have been provided.
Students will be assessed on any two activities that are chosen from within the eight different activities. The objective is to benefit from Physical activities to maximize health benefits. They will be assessed by teachers involved in various activities in school.
Evaluation of Academic Subjects in Classes VI to VIII.
Six assessments are proposed:
|Percentage of weighting in academic session||Term wise weighting|
|Grade||Marks Range||Grade Point|
|A||4.1 – 5.0|
|B||3.1 – 4.0|
|C||2.1 – 3.0|
|D||1.1 – 2.0|
|E||0 – 1.0|
Minimum qualifying grade in both scholastic and co scholastic domain – ‘D’
|First Term||FA 1 (10%)+FA 2 (10%)=SA 1 (30%) = 50%|
|Second Term||FA 3 (10%)+FA 4 (10%)=SA 2 (30%) = 50%|
|Formative Assessment||FA 1 (10%)+FA 2 (10%) +FA 3 (10%)+FA 4 (10%)= 40%|
|Summative Assessment||SA 1 (30%)+ SA2 (30%) = 60%|