Govt nod for CCE
Govt nod for CCE, State Council of Education Research and Training, SCERT. After years of ambivalence, at last, the state government has decided to go for Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for assessing academic levels of the students from primary education level.
SCERT to prepare guidelines
After years of ambivalence, at last, the state government has decided to go for Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for assessing academic levels of the students from primary education level. CCE has been followed by the CBSE for several years and the methodology has been found to be very effective, going by the performance indicators of the students each year.
The State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), which is the State Academic Authority, has been authorised to develop guidelines and the Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM) has been asked to issue these guidelines. The RVM, Director of School Education and the SCERT have been made asked to monitor the implementation of the CCE.
The CCE has been prescribed by the RTE Act itself. The State Project Director of RVM, V Usharani has sent a letter to the government long back for implementation of the norm but since the educational structure is not made to suit for it, government has kept on hold. A committee formed earlier has also asked for implementation, but due to lack of proper policy-making mechanism, it had not taken place.
Poonam Malakondiah, Principal Secretary of Primary Education, in her order on said, “Government have issued orders that CCE for assessing academic achievement levels of children reflecting subject specific academic standards for curricular and co- curricular areas should be adopted in all schools which come under the purview of School Education. This is applicable to all state government, local bodies, aided, unaided and private recognised schools”
If implemented fully, the CCE brings about a radical change in evaluation system-which is mostly examination-centric till now. It would also increase the role and burden of teachers who now have to play a pivotal role in moulding the careers of lakhs of students.
According to Chukka Ramaiah, eminent educationist- “Teacher’s honesty is very important in issue relating to the assessment of a student. He/she should not only be thorough in his subject but unbiased in his assessment of the student, else, complaints of partisan attitude would crop up.”
The CCE helps the teacher to know the phase of development of competencies on one hand and personality traits on the other hand while assessing the child’s academic achievement levels. Evaluation is a powerful means of improving the quality of education. The CCE is
Completely through school based and teacher made test papers and not from external sources.