In a significant move to bring reforms in evaluation and assessment system in school education, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is considering the introduction of self assessment system by students. If everything goes right, students may get a chance to assess themselves apart from the detailed assessment and feedback of their teachers on the annual performance of the students. All these are in addition to the present examination grades system.
The move seems to be a part of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system introduced more than a year back. The students may also allocate more time to sports, arts and culture of their region if the CBSE’s efforts to more localize the syllabus got materialized. The CBSE is considering these reforms to be implemented gradually in 11,500 schools in India and abroad.
CBSE chairman indicated these reforms in an international seminar and disclosed that the parents also will have a major say in reforming the evaluation system. The Board has also likely to take views and experiences of various state boards and international experts before recommending any measure for implementation. Apart from giving importance to teaching, parent and teacher role has also been emphasized in the assessment process. The Board is also trying to bring reforms in curriculum through accommodating lessons on local history, arts, crafts and culture in mainstream curriculum.