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SCHEME OF EXAMINATION AND PROMOTION RULES

 

In order to find out whether the objectives of scheme of studies are being adequately achieved, the school has evolved a scheme of examination and promotion rules which are consistent with the concept of evaluation developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training and the promotion policy of the Directorate of Education, the details of which are given below :

 

PART-I

                                   

1.         Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation : Continuous and comprehensive evaluation is a process to provide holistic profile of the learner through regularassessment of both scholastic and co-scholastic aspects of development over thetotal span of learning time.

 

            Part I of Progress Report Card, covers the scholastic area while Part II & Part III cover the co-scholastic areas. The assessment in scholastic as well as co-scholastic areas is done in terms of grades. All the main subjects i.e. Languages, Mathematics, EVS/Science, Social Science, Divinity, Computer Science are to be considered for Promotion purpose.

 

2.         The programme of Evaluation in various Scholastic areas is :

                                   

(a)   Objective based-aiming at the specifically thought of objectives of the scheme of studies.

(b)   Comprehensive-providing for coverage of all the objectives.

(c)   Continuous-emphasising that evaluation of identified aspects of students’ growth and development is a continuous process rather than an event, built into the total teaching learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session.

(d)   Dynamic-being completely integrated with teaching.

 

3.         Pupil Evaluation of Scholastic areas consists of two parts :

 

(a) Formative Assessment :

 

It takes place during a course or programme of study. It is an integral part of the learning process. It is carried out by teachers while teaching.  Formative assessment is done through various tools depending on the    subject.

 

a)                  Summative Assessment :

                                                                 

It is given periodically to determine at a particular point in time what students know and do not know. They are usually associated with standardized tests such as Unit Tests, Terminal Tests and Annual  Examination. They are used to “sum up” learning. They are always formal in nature.

 

4.         For Classes I to V :                           

 

A.                 Formative Assessment : Formative assessment will be done five times for each main

subject. Each formative assessment will carry 15 marks.

 

B.                 Summative Assessment : These are weekly tests administered every Friday on the basis of  

pre-determined schedule given. There will be 5Unit Tests carrying 25 marks each. 20

marks will be used for testing textual matter from the prescribed syllabus while 5 marks are reserved for high order thinking questions.

 

5.         For Classes VI to X :

            Each Academic year has been divided into two terms :-

            First Term : FA1 (10%) + FA2 (10%) + SA1 (30%) = 50%

            Second Term : FA3 (10%) + FA4 (10%) +SA2 (30%) = 50%

                                   

            FA-Formative Assessment

            SA-Summative Assessment

A.        Formative Assesment:Formative Assessment will be carried out through different tools depending on the subject,four times in an academic year,each assessment having a value of 50 marks(25 marks for unit test and 25 marks for informal assessment).The  weightage of formative assessment in the annual cumulative assessment will be 40%.

                                   

B.        Summative Assessment:Summative Assessment for these students will be done in the form of SA1 and SA2 each having a weightage of 30% in the Annual cumulative assessment for promotion to higher class.

 

6.         (a) For Classes IX-XII

             i).PROBLEM SOLVING ASSESSMENT (PSA)

CBSE has  introduced PSA Test for students of classes IX and XI,  which provides them a chance to exhibit their innate abilities and develop skills  such as creative thinking ,decision making, critical thinking, problem solving and communication.

The salient features of the scheme are :

 

1.                   It is mandatory for all students of Classes IX and XI to appear in PSA.

2.         There is no specific syllabus for `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA). It will assess  the  following areas:-

            Quantitative Reasoning: includes the reasoning seen in the humanities, arts and s.sciences.

            Qualitative Reasoning: includes the kind of reasoning found in mathematics and science

            Language Conventions: includes different aspects of written      

            communication (eg.grammar,vocabulary etc)

 

3.                  There  will be 60 items of multiple choice question(MCQ) and carry  90 marks.

 

4.                  The items in Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be designed in such a way so as to improve the generic and higher order thinking skills. This will also result in improving scores within the core school subjects.

 

5.                  The `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be done during the month of January–

             February  for students of Class IX and XI.

 

6.         (a)  For Class  IX :

The `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX. This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X.This score will be reflected in one Language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science. The same score will be reflected in Class X.

 

The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class X, as they can sit for the test with Class IX students in January – February. The best scores will be reflected in the mark sheet in case of those applying for improvement.

 

(b)   For class XI :

The Class XI students will get a certificate on the ‘Problem Solving Assessment’.

The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class XII, as they can sit for the test with Class XI students  January – February . The best scores will be reflected in the final certificate in case of those applying for improvement.

 

7.         There will be no separate time table or periods for teaching or practice of PSA in schools.

ii)Assessment of Speaking & Listening Skills (ASL)

 

CBSE has introduced the formal assessment of speaking & listening skills from classes IX to XI with effect from the session 2012-13.  As a part of the CCE, it is believed that assessment should be used to control & regulate the quality & also to maintain the desired standards of performance in specific areas of learning.  The formal assessment of speaking & listening skills has been added in the overall scheme, with a view to bring in a ‘washback’ effect in the teaching process.

Domains of ASL

 

1.                  Listening Skills - The assessment of listening skills is to assess a student’s competency in listening for understanding the main points for identifying general & specific information for a purpose, distinguishing the main points from the supporting details, interpreting messages, understanding & following instructions, advice, requests etc, the linguistic & non linguistic features of a language etc.

 

2.                  Speaking Skills - The assessment of speaking skills is based on four aspects of a language

             which include language functions, grammar, lexis or range of vocabulary & phonology.

 

3.                  Reading Project - Creating learners for the 21st century involves making them independent, who can learn, unlearn & relearn, & if our children will be in the habit of reading they will learn to reinvent themselves & deal with many challenges that lie ahead of them. It may be noted that their reading project is apart from the long readings texts which have been prescribed for the Term – end Assessments.

The reading project will be assessed internally.

Salient features

(1)        ASL in English has been implemented for Summative Assessments.

(2)        The Summative Assessment shall have a component of ASL carrying 20 marks

(3)        Assessment of these skills may also be done under the formative activities spread over two

terms.

 

 

6(b).    For Classes XI &XII

 

i).         Unit Test: These are weekly tests administered on the basis of pre-determined schedule. There are 3 unit tests  for each subject for Class XI .

ClassXII will be given two Unit Tests per subject before the Terminal Test.

ii).        Pre-Mock &Mock Examination: They are given to Class XII before the end of winter term by way of giving the students, a practice in taking examination from the whole course on the Board pattern.

 

iii).       Annual Examination: It is given to Class XI for comprehensive assessment in all the main subjects from complete course on the Board pattern.

 

7.         Weightage to each subject in various examination in scholastic areas:

 

A.        Classes I to X:

 

            Class               Formative                   Summative                 Total

 

              I to V                        37.5                             62.5                             100

            VI to X           40                                60                                100

 

B.        Classes XI to XII:

 

            Class                Unit Test         Term                Pre-Mock        Mock               Annual                        Total   

             XI                   100                  100                  -                       -                       100                  300
XII                  50                    100                  100                  100                  -                        350

 

Part-II:Co-Scholastic areas(Skills and activities)

 

 

2(A)     Life Skills

Thinking Skills:           Self Awareness, Problem Solving, Decision   Making, Critical and Creative Thinking.

 

            Social Skills     :           Interpersonal Relationships ,Effective Communication

                                                and Empathy.

 

            Emotional Skills:         Managing emotions and dealing with stress.

 

(B)       Work Education

           

Activities offered to students during the work education are given under content- II of school almanac.

(C)       Visual And Performing Arts:

                                                                                   

            Music,(Vocal,Instrumental).Dance,Drama,Drawing,Painting,Craft,Sculpture,Puppetry,Folk Art form etc.

(D)       Attitude and values towards :

            Teachers, School mates ,School Programmes & Environment and Value Systems.

 

Part-III:Co-Scholastic Activities:

 

3(A)     Suggestive activities (Any two to be assessed)

 

(i)                 Literary & Creative skills:

 

Debate,Declamation,Creative Writing,Recitation,Essay Writing, Poster-Making,Slogan Writing etc.

 

 

(ii)               Scientific Skills:

Science Club, Projects, Maths Club, Science Quiz, Science Exhibition, Olympiads  etc.

 

(iii)             Information and Technology(IT):

Power point Presentation, Website and Cover Page Designing,Communication ,Animation, Programming,E-book etc.

 

(iv)             Organisational &Leadership Skills(Clubs)

Eco Club, Health and Wellness Club, Disaster Management, Leadership Skills Club,AEP and other clubs.

 

3(B)     Health and Physical Activities(Any two to be Assessed)

                                               

            (i)         Sports/Indigenous Sports                    (ii)        NCC/NSS (Kho-Kho etc.)

            (iii)       Scouting and Guiding                         (iv)       Swimming

(v)        Gymnastics                                         (vi)       Yoga

(vii)      First Aid                                              (viii)     Gardening/Shramdaan

 

4.        Overall Performance of the candidate is based on the achievement in the  Scholastic Areas as well as Co-Scholastic Areas and Co-Scholastic Activities as follows:

            Under Scholastic Area:  Grades will be upgraded to the next higher Grade in one or two subjects as per the total Grade Points, achieved Under Co-Scholastic Areas2(A),2(B) and Co-scholastic activities 3(A), 3(B) as given below:

Ø    53 to 65: Grades in two subjects of Scholastic area are upgraded.

Ø    40 to 52: Grades in one subject of Scholastic area is upgraded.

Ø    39 and below: No upgradation of Grades in subjects of scholastic Area.

·                     Upgradation is done from lowest Grade to next higher Grade.

·                     No Grade in the subjects of Scholastic area is upgraded twice.

·                     The upgraded Grade is shown with “**”

 

Grading System

 

                        Marks Range             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 and below              E2                                -

 

                        Co-scholastic Area/Activities (Grading on 5 points scale)

 

                        Grade             Grade Point Range               Grade Point

A                     4.1-5.0                                     5

B                     3.1-4.0                                     3

D                     1.1-2.0                                     2

E                      0.1-1.0                                     1

 

10.       Eligibilty:

a)         No Student is generally eligible to appear in the Annual Examination  who has not put in atleast 75% of the actual attendance during  the session as per the school calendar.

           

11.       Promotion Criteria:

a)                  Promotion cannot be claimed as a matter of right but is given on the basis of the cumulative

b)                  results of the Unit Test and Internal Assessment and the comprehensive Examination.

c)                  The decision of the school authorities regarding promotion is final. No student is given double promotion.The Principal has power for border line adjustment in case of students failing by a few marks.

                       

A.                The students of nursery class generally graduate to class I subject to eligibility in respect to attendance.They are ,however, assessed continuously by the teachers.

 

B.                 For Classes I to V:The promotion to the next class will be based on the performance  in formative and summative assessments.The students must get atleast grade D in each  subject of study including Computer Science and Divinity.

 

C.                For Class VI-X :The student in order to be promoted to the next class must get atleast D in each subject(Including divinity and computer science )of study, the grade being determined on the combined performance of formative and summative testing. If any student fails to get D grade in each subject, then he/she is given one chance for improvement in all the subjects in which grade is less than D in a subsequent Improvement Examination. It would be mandatory for a student to appear in both the summative assessments. In case of non appearance on account of illness in any of the SAs,one more chance would be given.

 

 For Class IX : Student would have to obtain at least 25% marks in the summative assessments (both the SA1 and SA2 taken together)to be eligible to qualify the examination and a total 33% in each of the six subjects of scholastic area.

 

D.                For Class XI-A student is eligible for promotion if he gets atleast D grade/33%  in all the six subjects. If a student is placed in compartment, he/she is eligible to appear in the subsequent examination .Passing in Divinity is mandatory.

 

E.                 Improvement Chance: After Summative Assessment II ,a student will get only one more chance for Improvement to obtain the qualifying grade D. This is also applicable for those students who are not able to appear in Summative Assessment due to sickness.

 

12.       Miscellaneous:

a.         All internal assessments (Assignments, Worksheets, Project work,class response, C.W,H.W.etc)should be taken seriously by the students.Weightage of marks in each Subject per term is allocated.

b.         If a student indulges in unfair means of copyimg at the time of Examination, his/her  exam will be treated as cancelled. The Principal may also take any other disciplinary  action as per the school rules.

c.         If a student is absent from a unit test or any examination, he is not retested,  under any circumstances. His absence is considered as willful absence.

d.         In case a child is medically unfit to come to school on the Unit Test day,anapplication with medical certificate should be sent to school, the child  should not be sent to school just for taking the test.

 

 
 
 
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