In a recent meeting, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has decided to implement the continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) method to assess the performance of students in Class IX from the academic year 2014-15. The CCE method of assessment for Class X students will come into force in the subsequent year.
The board has formed an ad hoc committee under former headmaster Mario Cordo to work on the CCE to meet the needs of Class IX. CCE will be implemented in a phased manner, revealed Jose Remedios Rebello, the chairperson of Goa board.
At present, the CCE is already in force for Class I to VIII.
CCE method of assessment requires schools to mark students throughout the year, and do away with the students’ pressure of being evaluated only at the time of examination that only supports the student's ability to memorize the syllabus. Under this method of CCE, students are assessed on co-scholastic areas such as art and craft, their social skills, etc., and the CCE evaluation method is focused on all-round development of the student rather than categorizing them as performers and non-performers.
This new evaluation method will introduce a plenty of assignments, activities and presentations, helping students to grow as a performer rather than just a scorer.
Prior to the implementation of this new method of assessment, a manual on CCE will be prepared for teachers and they will be trained by the state.