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Goa Board to Adopt Rubrics System to Improve CCE

Jan 21, 2014 16:08 IST

    Each chapter of every subject in the class IX and X syllabi will be converted into rubrics by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. This is to be done with intent to bring in standardization of the evaluation process once Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is implemented in the state, as informed by Goa Board chairman, Jose Remedios Rebello.

    A scoring rubric is a set of criteria and standards to infer an overall standard of performance of the batches in the classes (in terms of schools). A rubric is a scoring tool that explicitly represents the performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work. Rubrics are linked to learning objectives and are an attempt to communicate expectations of quality around a given task.

    Rebello informed that many parents expressed anxiety about the CCE system of assessment which currently is implemented upto Class VIII and is in argument for its being a standardized practice.

    The Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) wing Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER) and the board together will convert the syllabus into rubrics and ensure that the evaluation is not subjective.

    A scoring rubric will permit teachers and students alike to assess the criteria, which may be complex and subjective.

    A scoring rubric may also prove as a basis for self-evaluation, reflection, and peer review.

    The integration of performance and feedback is called ongoing assessment or formative assessment.

    The Goa teachers are to convert the Syllabus of Goa Board into rubrics.

    A group of 15 senior teachers have been employed to this task and it may take 15 days or above to convert the syllabus of one subject into rubrics, informed Ruvneet Bains of CAER.

    The final part of the conversion process of conversion into rubrics is to be checked by CAER experts who will closely monitor the procedure and new outcome.

    The rubrics system will now solve the anxiety of implementing CCE in a class with high strength of students because rubrics also allow self-assessment by the student.  The new system is also to clear the teacher’s worry of how to judge students in case of co-scholastic or non-academic areas, said Bains.

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