And in case of emotional-skills, the student should demonstrate the ability to
  • identify one’s own strengths and weaknesses
  • be comfortable with one self
  • identify causes and effects of stress on oneself
  • respond to emotions with an awareness of consequences.
How can assessment in assignment help students?
  • Ultimate purpose of an assignment is to improve the students ‘learning.
  • Pre-decided parameters like level of understanding, punctuality, neatness, completeness, creativity etc may be given due weightage for assessment of an assignment.
  • Assignment may, however ,be designed with utmost care. keeping in mind its purpose and scope of the specific content unit.
  • How can Attitudes and Values be assessed?

    Through the presence or absence of specific indicators using a variety of tools like observation, anecdotal records etc. as suggested in the guidelines. Some of these could be

    • Shows respect and courtesy at all times inside and outside the classroom
    • Respects and is sensitive to difference among peers in – ability, religious beliefs, gender, culture etc.
    • Participates in and volunteers often for school programmes
    • Takes initiative and plans activities and drives directed towards the betterment of environment
    • Shows a kind, helpful and responsible behavior / attitude
    How can life-skills be assessed?
  • Through observation of presence or absence of specific indicators e.g.
  • In case of thinking skills, indicators are that student demonstrates the ability to
  • raise original and imaginative questions
  • generate new ideas
  • build on new ideas
  • How can participation and Achievement in Co-Curricular activities be assessed?

    Through the presence or absence of specific indicators using a variety of tools as a suggested in the guidelines. Some of these could be

    • Participates actively in literary and creative activities at school / interschool / state / national / international levels
    • Takes the initiative to plan and drive various literary events like debates, recitation, book clubs etc.
    • Is able to inspire others and involve a large part of the school / community in different events
    • Shows a keen interest and an aptitude towards particular art form.
    How can participation in Health and Physical Education be assessed?

    Through the presence or absence of specific indicators using a variety of tools as a suggested in the guidelines. Some of these could be

    • Shows good hand-eye co ordination: the ability to react quickly to sensory perception. E.g. catching or fielding in cricket, passing or receiving in football, hockey.
    • Demonstrates sportsmanship
    • Displays a healthy team and school spirit
    • Demonstrates an analytic aptitude: the ability to evaluate and react appropriately to strategic situations especially as a captain or a key member in a team.
    How will the CCE help the students?
  • It will reduce anxiety and stress which often build up if the students are assessed only once through a summative examination at the end of the year.
  • It will result in higher levels of learning due to timely diagnosis of learning gaps and remedial intervention
  • It will help the learners to develop holistically in terms of different domains of their personality.
  • It will shift focus from need learning to love for learning.
  • What are attitudes and values?
    What are life- skills?
  • Life skills are the abilities that help the students to lead a productive and satisfying life.
  • Developing and practicing life-skills will help the students in improving their personal and social qualities.
  • Some of these qualities include self-esteem, effective communicative skills, confidence, compassion, respect and empathy for others and creative thinking.
  • What are the observable indicators in social-skills And Emotional-skills?

    In social skills assessment, the student should demonstrate the ability to

    • get along well with others
    • communicate effectively
    • take others viewpoints positively
    What do the terms ‘Scholastic and Co-scholastic’ mean?
  • The term ‘scholastic’ refers to those aspects which are related to intellect or the brain. It includes assessment of learners in curricular subjects, assignment, project work, practical and oral work etc.
  • The term ‘co-scholastic’ refers to those aspects which are related to land and heart. These includes psychomotor skills , Physical Development, life skills, attitude, values , interest and participation in co-curricular activities.
  • What does the term ‘Comprehensive’ in CCE mean?
  • It means assessment of holistic development of the learner in cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.
  • The term also includes use of a variety of tools and techniques for assessment of the learners.
  • What does the term ‘Continuous’ in CCE mean?
  • It focuses on regularity and continuity in assessment.
  • The term continuous means that the assessment is to be completely integrated with the process of teaching and learning.
  • The term also refers to diagnosis of learning gaps; providing remedial measures to enhance levels of learning and providing support to students so that they can develop/improve their skills.
  • What is a project? How can assessment in projects assist students?
  • A project is a task assigned to an individual or a group to develop basic understanding , practical skills, wholesome interest and desired attitudes among students.
  • Personal and social qualities like leadership, co-operation, resourcefulness, communicating skills, organizational skills etc can be easily assessed through group projects.
  • Parameters such as presentation, technical ability, creative inputs and level of understanding may be used for assessment of projects.
  • What is Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)?
    • It is a process to provide holistic profile of the learner through regular assessment of scholastic and co-scholastic domains of development.
    • This scheme aims at making evaluation an integral part of the teaching-learning process.
    • The scheme focuses on the all round development of personality of the learners.
    • The scheme also envisages improving the on-going teaching-learning processes by diagnosing the learning gaps and offering corrective and enrichment input.
    • The CCE scheme brings about a paradigm shift from examination to effective pedagogy.
    What is Formative Assessment?
  • It is a process used by a teacher to continuously monitor student’s progress in a non-threatening and supportive environment.
  • It is diagnostic and remedial.
  • It provides a platform for active involvement of students in their own learning.
  • It provides effective feedback to students and teachers for remedial interventions resulting in enhanced learning and attainment of goals.
  • Some examples of Formative Assessment are Assignment and Projects.
  • What is Summative Assessment?
  • It is the assessment carried out at the end of a course of instruction.
  • It indicates and measures how much a student has learnt.
  • It is usually used for certification purpose.
  • Which categories of life-skills are to be assessed in classes IX and X?

    The following three board categories are to be assessed:

  • Thinking skills
  • Social skills
  • Emotional skills
  • Why are these considered an important aspect in the development of the personality of an individual?
    • Attitudes reflect an individual’s disposition or tendency to respond to a given stimulus (ideas, situation)
    • Values are ideas and beliefs that one holds as special. Eg; Honesty, Displaying empathy, trust etc.
    • It is mandatory in our role as educators to not only inculcate good values but also develop positive attitudes in the students in order to help them to become responsible global citizens.