A CBSE INITIATIVE
‘are largely inappropriate for the knowledge society of the 21st
century and its need for innovative problem solvers‘
Evaluation of Scholastic learning only on marks.
Ability of child not evaluated.
Limited Techniques of Evaluation do not identify
learner’s level of attainment.
Resulting in Pass/Fail.
Causing frustration and humiliation .
CONTINUOUS COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION
CONTINUOUS COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION ?
Continuous and Comprehensive evaluation
refers to a system of school based assessment
that covers all aspects of student’s development
It emphasizes two fold objectives.
Continuity in evaluation and assessment of broad
Behavioral out come.
• FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Continuous monitoring of the student’s progress
• SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
End Semester Examination
• SCHOLASTIC (Subject specific areas. )
• CO-SCHOLASTIC (Life skills, Work education,
Visual & Performing Arts, Attitudes & Values
and other co curricular activities) 4
• Assessment which is carried throughout the year by
the teacher formally and informally
• It is diagnostic and remedial
End of term or end of the year exams
Feedback on learning (assessment of learning) to
teacher and parents
Formative Assessment :
Will comprise of
FA-I , FA-II in FIRST TERM
FA-III & FA-IV in SECOND TERM
FA-I will comprise of Weekly tests & 2 components
There will be One Weekly Test per Subject in First Term
FA-III will comprise of Weekly tests & 2 components
There will be One Weekly Test per Subject in Second Term
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (FA)
FA-II will comprises of the following:
• Class work
• Oral questions
• Class response
PLEASE NOTE: FA-IV WILL COMPRISE OF
PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT CONDUCTED
BY CBSE IN JANUARY 2014
ASSESMENT PATTERN Cont…
Will be Term End Examination:
Curriculum and syllabus as
circulated by the board.
Exam to be conducted by school as
per CBSE guidelines.
Evaluation of Answer scripts will be
done within the school.
• Academic year will have 2 terms -
FIRST TERM :
April to September
October to March
Class IX & X
WEEKLY TESTS – 30 MARKS
SEMESTER EXAM – 90 MARKS
Question paper will set by CBSE,
conducted and evaluated in school
for SA1 & SA 2
1. PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT
( Will constitute-FA IV )
2. OPEN TEXT BASED ASSESSMENTS-
(OTBA-all the subjects)
3. LISTENING AND SPEAKING SKILLS
PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT
• Objectives: Assessing students ‟abilities to analyze given life
situations, to comprehend and interpret written text and other
essential higher order thinking skills.
• The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) initiated
“Problem Solving Assessment”(CBSE-PSA) for students of
Classes IX and XI from the second term of session 2012-13.
• Formative Assessment 4 (FA4) has been replaced with a
Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for Classes IX and X.
• No Specific syllabus for the test. Life Skills related to the
following elements will be tested: Language Conventions,
Qualitative Reasoning and quantitative Reasoning
• PSA score will reflect equally in one language (Hindi/ English),
Mathematics, Science and Social Science
Compulsory for all
students of grades IX
Consists of 60 items of
MCQ types of 1 mark
Same Marks would be
reflected in grades IX
• Students can appear for
improvement exam in
Class X and Class XII
• PSA marks will be
reflected as grades in
Classes IX and X
• Grade XI students will be
issued a PSA Certificate
OPEN TEXT BASED
• Open Text based Assessment (OTBA) for
Class IX & XI in March.
• It will be applicable to all the main subjects.
• This will be a part of Summative Assessment II
to be held in March.
• The Schools will be supplied with textual
material few months before the commencement
of Summative Assessment II.
• Textual material may be in the form of an
article, a case study, a diagram, a concept/
mind map, a picture or a cartoon,
problem/situation based on the concepts taught
to be students during second term.
• It will be to the extent of 15-20 percent in all the
main subjects and may also include the Value
• The textual material will be related to chosen
concepts taken from the syllabi.
• The Open Text based Assessment
(OTBA) will have questions of higher order
thinking skills and some of which may be
subjective, creative and open ended.
• The textual material supplied earlier will be
printed again as part of the question paper
and thus will be available while answering
ASL (Assessment of Speaking & Listening Skills)
SA of Classes IX & X (20 Marks)
• Focuses on testing the student's
comprehension of the spoken English
• Under the assessment procedure, a recording
will be played twice; following which students
will be required to complete an assessment
• Each section consists of objective type
questions and is compulsory..
• The Speaking Assessment section is based on
testing the students' correct use of English
• Students may receive the topic early and can
prepare the topic accordingly, so as to be able to
speak for 4-5 minutes.
• Recording of the speaking assessment will be
done and the recordings will be sent to CBSE
TERM-I & II
Evaluation Marks Weightage
FA-I & FA-III
FA-II & FA-IV
SA-I & SA-II
ASSESSMENT FOR AN ACADEMIC YEAR
Term I – FA1 & FA2 & SA1
Term II - FA3 & FA4 & SA2
10 + 10+ 10+ 10 = 40%
30 + 30 = 60%
TOTAL = 100%
GRADING SYSTEM for the
MARKS GRADE GRADE POINT
91—100 A1 10
81—90 A2 9
71—80 B1 8
61—70 B2 7
51—60 C1 6
41—50 C2 5
33—40 D 4
21—32 E1 ----
20 & below E2 ----
Minimum qualifying grade in all the subjects under
Scholastic Domain is ‘D’ (Min. Marks 33%) and
Minimum qualifying grade in Co-Scholastic Domain is
It is now mandatory for a class IX & X students of
CBSE board to score a minimum of 25 per cent marks
in summative assessments (SA) in order to qualify to
be promoted to the next class.
i.e. now a student will have to obtain a minimum of 15
marks out of 60 in SA.
This also implies that students have to maintain
attendance in both the SAs.
FOR SCHOOL ASSESSMENT
Part 1 A : Scholastic (Academic) 9
Part 1 B : Scholastic (Art; P. E) 5
Part 2 : Co-Scholastic
Part 2 A : Life Skills 5
Part 2 B : Work Education 5
Part 2 C : Visual & Performing Arts 5
Part 2 D : Attitudes & Values 5
Part 3 A: Co-curricular Activities 5
Part 3 B :Health & Physical Education 5
• This assessment will be entered twice in a year on the
basis of the descriptors
– WORK EXPERIENCE
– ART,MUSIC AND DANCE
– PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION/GAMES
• Grading for this part on a 5 point scale:A, B, C, D, E
PART – B
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE – SCHOLASTIC
Has a collaborative approach towards the process
Is Innovative in ideas
Plans and adheres to timelines
Is Involved and motivated
Demonstrates a positive attitude
Is helpful, guides and facilitates others
Demonstrates an understanding of correlation
with real life situations
Has a step-by-step approach to solving a problem
Has clear understanding of output to be generated
Is able to apply the theoretical knowledge into
2C-VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
Takes an innovative and creative approach
Shows aesthetic sensibilities
Displays observation skills
Demonstrates interpretation and originality
Correlates with real life
Shows willingness to experiment with
different art modes and mediums
Sketches or paints
Generates computer animation
Demonstrates proportion in size and clarity
Understands the importance of colour,
balance and brightness
Sings and plays instrumental music
Dances and acts in drama
Awareness and appreciation of works of artists
Demonstrates appreciation skills
Participates actively in aesthetic activities at
Takes initiative to plan, create and direct various
Reads and shows a degree of awareness of
particular domain of art
Assessing Co-Scholastic Areas
2C-VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS (Contd.)
Towards school mates
Towards School Programmes
PART 2D :
ATTITUDES AND VALUES
PART-3 CO-SCHOLASTIC AREAS
PARTICIPATION & ACHIEVEMENT(any two)
Literary and Creative skills
Organizational and Leadership Skills (Clubs)
PART 3 A
Information and Communication Technology
Part-3 B: Health and Physical Education
Games and Sports
Yoga First aid
SCHOOL BASED VS BOARD BASED
Million Dollar Question ?
Term-I FA1 FA2 SA1
Term-II FA3 FA4 SA2
Term-I FA1 FA2 SA1
Term-II FA3 FA4 SA2
Scheme for up scaling the grades in scholastic areas by CBSE
• a) Those Students who get total grade points in co-scholastic
areas/ activities in the range 53-65 may benefit by getting
upgraded to the next higher grade in two subjects in
• b) Those students who get total grade points in the range 40-
52, may benefit by getting upgraded to the next higher grade
in one subject in scholastic area.
• c) The up scaling of Grade in Scholastic Areas is applicable in
Main Subject only (i.e. excluding Additional 6th Subject).
• d) No Grade should be up scaled twice.
• e) No up scaling is done if the Grade obtained in the subject is
E2 or A1.
• f) Up scaling is done from lowest grade to next higher grade
and so on.
• g) Up scaled grades are shown with double asterisk marks.
“Children Learn What They Live”
If children live with Criticism,
they learn to Condemn.
If children live with Hostility,
they learn to Fight.
If children live with Praise,
they learn to Appreciate.
If children live with Encouragement,
they learn to be Confident.
• The various issued raised and their solutions will be
available in the form of FAQs.
• Further clarification can be sought on CBSE website
www.cbse.nic.in by posting queries on the “Interact
with Chairman” .
• Comprehensive guidelines of various aspects of CCE
will be available in the Teachers Manual which will
also be posted on the CBSE website.