The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has framed the guidelines for awarding the best grades in English for classes IX and X (2013-14) students of all CBSE affiliated schools, as mentioned in the issued official notification.
According to the notification, the Class IX summative assessment shall also include an assessment of speaking and listening (ASL) which will carry maximum 20 marks, while the assessment for Class X will also have a component of ASL that will fetch maximum 10 marks to students.
This system of grading will pick the better marks out of SA-I and SA-II for ASL as told by Advanced Academy principal, Manoj Kumar Bajpai.
He added that the marks distribution in written assessment and ASL in both SA I and SA II in class IX and X will be as 70 (written assessment) +20 (ASL) (90) for class IX and 80 (Written Assessment)+10 (ASL) (90) for Class X.
in the meantime, the school will provide the marks obtained by the students in ASL for subject English to the CBSE for both for SA- I and SA-II, at the time of electronically collection of assessment data of Class IX and X students.
Furthermore, the school will upload only the better marks out of 2 summative assessments in ASL for class X academic session 2013-14, in marks form and not grades.
The uploading of marks will be the same process as practiced earlier, added Bajpai.
Students are made to converse in English in Class and are made to present their views and information on common topics such as Pollution, Green revolution etc.
In the notification, CBSE has also requested the audio recordings of speaking test of classes IX and XI students in hard and soft copies.