Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
A curriculum constitutes a comprehensive teaching–learning programme comprising overall aims, syllabus, materials, methods of teaching and assessments. It provides a framework of knowledge and capabilities appropriate to a particular level. Since 'learning' is a continuous process, 'assessment', which is an integral part of learning, also has to be continuous.
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) refers to a system of
evaluation that covers all aspects of students' development. It is a curricular
initiative, attempting to shift emphasis from testing to holistic learning.
The major focus of CCE is on the continuous growth of students ensuring their
intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural and social development and therefore
will not be merely limited to assessment of learner's scholastic attainments. It
uses assessment as a means of motivating learners in further programmes to
provide information for arranging feedback and follow up work to improve
upon the learning in the classroom and to present a comprehensive picture of
a learner's profile—including both the scholastic and non-scholastic areas of
1. Primary Classes
In the primary classes, learning should be as informal and interesting as possible, allowing adequate time and scope for holistic development of the student in a stress-free environment. The focus should be on identifying the student's aptitude and talent and empowering him/her with relevant inputs.
The achievement record for these classes is designed keeping in view the competency requirements of the students. The CCE tasks should be spread across the year and at least three assessments should be made during the year.
The Board recommends a five-point scale for indicating achievements.
Reporting Students' Achievement
While reporting students' achievements in different areas, indirect grading on an absolute scale with five points
may be used. The grades will stand for the following distribution of marks:
||Scope for Improvement
The grade of the student can be computed in the achievement card based on the percentage indicator in the above category. Certain remarks can be made in scholastic and co-scholastic areas as well as the achievement level of the child. These remarks will help the parents and the child to provide learning skills in that area by devoting more learning efforts.