Examinations are an integral part of the educational process. Evaluation is continuous and reveals the strengths and weakness of the learners frequently so that learners have better opportunity to understand and improve themselves. Our examination system and promotion rule are consistent with the concept of evaluation developed by the national council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the policy envisaged by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The details about the system are as follows:
1. THE PROGRAMMME OF EVALUATION IN VARIOUS CURRICULAR AREAS IS AS UNDER:
(a) Objective - based, aiming at the specific objectives of the scheme of studies.
(b) Comprehensive, providing for a coverage of all the objectives.
(c) Continuous, ensuring that there is no loss of time in getting the feedback about the progress of students, and
(d) Dynamic, being completely integrated with teaching.
2. EVALUATION IN PRIMARY CLASSES
In conformity with the new evaluation scheme suggested by the CBSE, the assessment of the students is continuous and comprehensive. This evaluation schemes takes care of the assessment of all round development of the child's personality. It includes assessment in SCHOLASTIC AS WELL AS CO-SCHOLASTIC AREAS of the pupil's growth. Scholastic aspect includes curricular areas or subject specific areas whereas co-scholastic aspect includes life Skills, co-curricular activities, attitude and values. To evaluate the scholastic areas:
(a) Three cycles of weekly tests are conducted for classes I to V
(b) The absolute marks are translated into grades in the academic assessment.
(c) Equal emphasis is laid on acquisition of life skills, attitudes, and values, interests and achievements in co-curricular activities, including sports and games.
(d) These are also continuously evaluated through activities in which students are encouraged to participate.
3. ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE FOR CLASSES VI-X:
The academic session is divided in two terms - Term I and Term II. the assessment will be done in scholastic and co-scholastic aspects. Scholastic aspects will be subject specific areas whereas co-scholastic aspects will include activities for the holistic development of the student.
1. Scholastic Areas
(a) Periodic Tests
(b) Subject enrichment activities
(c) Notebook Submission
(d) Term Examination
Marks and Grades both will be awarded for individual subjects.
Grading Scale for classes VI - VIII : 8 - point scale (A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,C2,D,E)
Grading Scale for class IX - IX : 9 – point scale (A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,C2,D1,D2,E)
Periodic tests will be conducted in a Test cycle of all subjects spread over the Term.
Subject enrichment activities will be aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill development.
a) They will compromise of speaking and listening skills in the languages. These activities will aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.
b) In Science and Mathematics Practical Lab work will be conducted and assessed.
c) For Social Science, map and project will be undertaken and assessed.
2. Co-Scholastic Activities:
Cocurricular activities will be conducted for the holistic development of the students.
These activities will be graded on a five - point grading scale (A to E). These will include:
a) Work Education
b) Art Education
c) Health and physical education
3. Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Behavior, values)
Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps build character. Sincerity, good behavior and values develop strength and foster unity and co-operation. The students will be graded on a Five - point scale (A to E)
4. Classes XI & XII
The year will be divided in two terms for classes XI & XII. Three cycles of unit tests will be conducted for the class along with terminal exams. The number of papers and marks will be according to the CBSE pattern.
5. Promotion Criteria
Promotion cannot be claimed as a matter of right but is made on the basis of the cumulative result of periodic tests, subject enrichment activities and the Term end examination.
a) A student has to secure 33% marks in each subject to qualify for promotion to next higher class
b) The decision of the school authorities regarding promotion is final and binding on the parents / guardians.
c) No student will be given double promotion.
6. ELIGIBILITY (MINIMUM ATTENDANCE)
No student is generally eligible to appear I the Annual Examination who has not put in atleast 75% of the actual attendance during the session as per the school calendar.