In order to monitor constant performance of the school students in a periodic manner, the directorate of school education has decided to hold monthly tests for students of Class I to VIII in Haryana Government Schools.
The Principal of Government Senior School, Chakkarpur, Anshu Singhla said, “Since the introduction of Right to Education in 2010, schools are not allowed to retain students who score poor marks. So, there is no motivation to hold exams for the schools and on the pretext of CCA (comprehensive and continuous evaluation), most schools had discontinued regular exams. The new policy is likely to usher in a positive change.”
The process of taking monthly exams has already begun on a trial basis and it would become fully functional from the month of April in the government schools of Haryana. According to a senior official of State Council of Educational Research and Training, a set of questions and the answer keys is given to them. The schools can use them to keep a tab on the performance. Earlier, most schools had a grouse that since the introduction of Right to Education, there was no way to evaluate their performance.
In order to create a competitive environment amongst the students in the schools the board has also asked the schools to upload the results online, so that it could get available for parents and teachers alike. District elementary education officer, Lata Yadav said that the schools will have to tell the directorate about number of students falling in the 33%, 50% category, 60% category and so on. Even in the new scheme, the exams will not be used to fail the kids.