CBSC : Strengthening Assessment & Evaluation Practices of the Board
March 16, 2020
Circular No. Acad-18/2020
All Heads of CBSE affiliated schools
Subject : Strengthening Assessment and Evaluation Practices of the Board
Competency Based Education (CBE) is an outcome based approach to schooling, where attainment of goals takes priority. Learning Outcomes (LOs) are defined in terms of competencies and capacities, which students acquire and demonstrate at the end of instructional programme. In CBE, explicitly defined learning outcomes guide instruction; instruction is more flexible, learner centric, learner-led and provides multiple opportunities for learning; and assessment is authentic and examines if the students are able to apply required concepts in real life situations.
The Board vide Circular No. Acad-05/2019 dated 18.01.2019 has adopted Learning Outcomes developed by NCERT and the theme of the Capacity Building Programmes for the year 2020 is Competency Based Education. Augmenting the thrust towards CBE, the Board is initiating corresponding changes in the Examination and Assessment practices for the year 2020-21 onwards.
While the overall marks and duration of examination shall remain same, change in the composition of assessment tasks would help us achieve the desired ends.
The changes for classes IX-XII (2020-21) year-end/Board Examination are as under:
Curriculum document for the Academic Session 2020-21 to be released in March, 2020 will reflect the respective changes for the individual subjects.
(Dr. Joseph Emmanuel)