The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to change certain rules today and come up with the new rules regarding the class X exams procedure. Now, CBSE will issue some strict guidelines to all the schools for the final X examinations which is going to be held in March this year.The summative assessment in March represents the final leg of the assessment of the students.
Schools will, however, continue to have the freedom to formulate their own question papers, use CBSE question papers or mix and match, as they were allowed to do in the September 2010 summative assessment, CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi said.
For the first time from this year, Class X Students will have the option of appearing either for the CBSE-conducted board examination or final class X test conducted by their school.
Students who plan to stay in the same school or plan to shift to another CBSE school for class XI need not appear for the board-conducted examination. A majority of CBSE students have opted for the school-conducted tests, board sources said.
Several top CBSE-affiliated schools in the capital do not have even a single student who has opted for the board-conducted test. The focus will be on,how the assessment has to be done for the class x students which has to be car student who has opted for the board-conducted test. The reform stated by human resource development minister Kapil Sibal who has been dithering for many years by predecessors,to make the class X Board examination optional has spawned concerns over the credibility of school-conducted tests.
Source : HT