Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation for Classes 6 to 8

For the scholastic aspect, six assessments are recommended.

Evaluation of Subjects in Classes 6–8

Type of assessment Percentage of Weightage in Academic Session Month Term wise Weightage
Formative Assessment-1 10% April-May FA 1+FA 2=20%
Formative Assessment-2 10% July-August  
Summative Assessment-1 30% September SA 1=30%
Formative Assessment-3 10% October-November FA 3+FA 4=20%
Formative Assessment-4 10% January-February  
Summative Assessment-2 30% March SA 2=30%
Total Formative Assessments=FA 1+FA 2+FA 3+FA 4=40%
Summative Assessments=SA 1+SA 2=60%

Grading Scale

Assessment of scholastic attainments will be reported twice in a year. The nine-point grading scale is given below.

 Grade    Marks    Grade Point  
 A1    91–100    10.0  
 A2    81–90    9.0  
 B1    71–80    8.0  
 B2    61–70    7.0  
 C1    51–60    6.0  
 C2    41–50    5.0  
 D    33–40    4.0  
 E1    21–32    3.0  
 E2    00–20    2.0  

CCE is a useful method for students' achievement through continuous diagnosis, guidance, encouragement and appreciation. It requires coordinated and concerted efforts on the part of principals, teachers and parents for the all-round personality development of the child. The rating scales are expected to help the teachers in proper placement of students in terms of different grades.

Formative assessment is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a supportive and non-threatening environment. The key factors involved in formative assessment are—

Plan, in detail, for all assessment
Provide effective feedback to the students.
Involve students actively in learning.
Adjust teaching to take account of the results of assessment.
Recognise the profound influence assessment has on the motivation and self esteem of the students, both of which are crucial influences in learning.
Need for students to be able to access themselves and understand how to improve.

In order to fulfill the objectives of Formative Assessment (FA) and to enable students to improve performance, teachers need to use a variety of assessment tools during the course of their teaching. It is mandatory that teachers use at least 3 to 4 different assessment tools during the term for Formative Assessment. The list below will give some idea of the variety possible in the English language classroom.

  • Oral and Listening -these could be listening comprehension, prepared speech, conversation or dialogue
  • Written assignments - Short, long, question - answers, creative writing, reports, newspaper articles, diary entries, poetry etc.
  • Speeches - debates, oratory, recitation etc.
  • Research projects which involve - information gathering, deductive reasoning, analysis and synthesis and a presentation using a variety of forms including the use of the IT, in the form of multimedia and the internet
  • Pairwork/groupwork.
  • Peer assessment

It is advised that within each term, schools use the written test only once for assessing the students' performance under formative assessment.

For more recommendations and information on formative assessment, please visit the link

In CCE, development of co-scholastic aspects of the personality, such as Life Skills, Attitudes and Values, participation and achievement in co-curricular activities as well as Health and Physical Education, need to be considered alongside the scholastic aspect. This is to ensure that the curriculum is truly comprehensive. Life Skills are abilities that will help students to be successful in living a productive life. Learning and practising Life Skills help students to improve their personal and social qualities such as self-esteem, compassion, respect, confidence etc. The Life Skills may be segregated into three core groups as shown here.



  • Self Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Decision Making
  • Creative Thinking
  • Managing Feelings/emotions
  • Communication Skills
  • Empathy

For more information on Life Skills and its methods of assessment, visit the link

Evaluation thus becomes an integral part built into the teaching-learning process and it becomes continuous like both teaching and learning. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) will help lead to diagnosis, remediation and enhancement of learning.


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