Unit Tests, Examinations and Evaluation
The school follows Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) System for students of Class VI to X to assess the progress of each student in various subjects and wholesome personal growth and development. Classes XI & XII will not be covered by the CCE system. The academic session is divided into two semesters the first from April to September and the second from October to March. Each semester has two weekly tests for each subject, which would be taken as the first and second Unit Test followed by the end-of-term Half Yearly Examination in September and the Final Examination in March at the end of the terms
The syllabus covered in each semester may be carried forward to the next semester. Hence it is imperative that students are regular in their attendance and studies in order to perform well in each semester.
The students of class XI will have to appear for a comprehensive examination, covering the entire syllabus at the end of the second semester, as preparation for the following year’s CBSE Board Examination. The format recording Attendance and Academic performance has been provided in the school handbook and students are encouraged to update it and keep a track of their progress. The results of tests and examinations are communicated to parents by means of Progress Report cards at the end of each semester.
Parents are required to sign the answer scripts of their child in each subject, after each test/examination, so that they are aware of their child’s performance and are in a better position to discuss the same with the Teachers. (However, answer scripts of the Final Examination will not, under any circumstances, be shown to the parents).
For classes IX & X promotion is based on the day to day work of the students throughout the year and also on their performance in the terminal examination.
Promotions are decided in consultation with class/subject teachers at the end of the academic session. A student will be granted promotion on the basis of overall performance in weekly (Unit) tests and end of terminal examinations at the end of the semesters. The minimum pass mark for class VI to VIII (on a maximum total of 400) in each subject is 40%. Students of class XI and XII are required to pass in theory and practical separately. The results declared at the end of the year are final. For classes IX & X promotion is based on the day to day work of the students throughout the year and also on their performance in the terminal examination.
Students who fail in one or more subjects will not be eligible for promotion to the next class. Any student, who fails in class XI, will be asked to leave the institution. A student who fails twice in the same class will not be permitted to continue studies in the school.
In order to qualify for promotion, every student must have not less than 90% attendance for the whole year exclusive of any leave that may have been duly sanctioned.
Absence/leave in a test/examination will be treated as having received no marks. Separate arrangements cannot be made for students who, for any reason, are not present for any of the tests/examinations. Academic Awards are given on the basis of the student’s performance in tests/examination of both semesters; hence, students are urged to be present for all the evaluations.
Any student found resorting to unfair means and receiving and giving assistance in any form during tests/examination will be given a zero in the subject and a warning letter. Repetition of the same will result in dismissal from the school.
Classes I to V follow the Continuous Assessment pattern that has been introduced in all CBSE affiliated schools.
Written work is only one of the many ways of assessing a child. Even in written work, the teacher takes into account the quality, accuracy, neatness and efficiency with which the work is done.
Besides the written task, students are graded for their response in class and participation in all class activities. They are expected to express their thoughts freely and confidently. The teacher also takes into account honesty, creativity and originality of each child in allotting grades. Hence, assessment is based on the all round growth and development of the child from different angles. Annual awards at the end of the session will also be given on this basis.
In deciding the promotion of a student, grades of all assessments will be taken into consideration in addition to their class work during the year.