The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Center for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER) conducted a training session program termed as ‘Reflecting on School-Based Assessments', for the independent CBSE School Principals and Heads. The workshop also reviewed the assessment practices in the event held on 8 January 2013 at Chennai.
This program was aimed at improving the school-based examination model in CBSE schools besides instilling leadership qualities in the teachers and community educators.
The board along with the Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research conducted a review of assessment practices and trained the principals in various sessions on 8 January.
The sessions comprised of a conversation on ongoing global trends in the examination assessments and stressed on innovative practices held in global schools for the better expression of the knowledge. Oxford University senior research fellow Jim Tognolini spoke about the global trends in assessments.
Up to class X, the Central Board of Secondary Education run the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system for students rather than conducting board exams.
The workshop cum training program offered tips on leadership qualities to the principals who attended workshop. Besides, training on how to improve assessment models was also the main aspect of conducting this event.
Furthermore, conversation on innovative assessment practices was undertaken by Sadhana Parashar who is CBSE director of academics, research, training and innovation.
The training commenced at 9.30 am and concluded on the same day at 4pm. CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi was also present to attend the program.