The survey was done by the National Association of School Principals
A nationwide survey of the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation
(CCE) scheme has thrown up significant findings. Two years after CBSE
introduced CCE system, a staggering 67% of the teachers are still grappling with
it, while 58% of them have a negative or indifferent approach towards it. The only
stakeholders of the scheme who are in favour of it are the students - 64% of the
students from the surveyed schools find the new system better.
The survey was done by the National Association of School Principals in July, after
declaration of the CBSE Board results in May/June this year. A questionnaire based
on CCE was sent to all the schools on a random basis, of which 260 schools affiliated
to CBSE responded. CBSE has around 10,000 schools under its fold in India and abroad.
Of the 260 schools surveyed, 151 felt that teachers still have a negative or indifferent
attitude towards the system. Meanwhile, 62% of the parents felt that CCE is not
a better system, while 56% of the schools felt that there is room for improvement.
Reacting to the findings, principal of Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar,
Ashok Pandey, said, "With the exception of the competitive spirit and performance
quality, I will in general agree with the findings regarding the lack of clarity
among teachers and parents, lack of adequate training and the long-term efficacy
of the system. The basic problem lies in the co-scholastic areas."
Students, however, seem to have taken to the system. "The reason is that since the
introduction of the system, the curriculum structure has been revised for the third
time and has been divided into formative and summative assessment. This has lessened
the volume of scholastic assessment. Integration of projects and field trips make
the exercise enjoyable," added Pandey.
Courtesy: Times of India