Class 5, Class 8 students will now give board exams from 2018
“It will be just a periodical evaluation exercise to have an idea on the progress of the students’ learning after a particular level,” CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon said.
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The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), a premier national examination body will now be conducting board examination for Class 5 and Class 8 students.
This announcement was made by CISCE Chief Executive and Secretary Gerry Arathoon in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Here’s what Gerry Arathoon said:
“With the introduction of the CISCE curriculum, it becomes vital to ensure that progression of students against the defined learning outcomes is carefully monitored. The council plans to do this through assessment, which will be conducted at the levels of Class 5 and Class 8 in four subjects,” he said in a recent IANS report.
Further, Arathoon also said that there will be no pass-fail tags.
“It will be just a periodical evaluation exercise to have an idea on the progress of the students’ learning after a particular level,” the CEO added.
- The board will be giving questions for both Class 5 and Class 8 board examination
- As reported by TOI, the students will be tested on four subjects — English, mathematics, social studies and science — and the questions will be in the MCQ format
- Moreover, CISCE will prepare separate reports on each subject for every student
Reasons behind this decision:
The motive behind conducting the class 5 and class 8 students is to check that the schools are following the prescribed curriculum, to assess the success and weakness of the syllabus.
“Students won’t require any additional preparations for these exams. The tests will not require them to recall lessons learnt between pre-primary and 5 or between 6 and 8. Rather, the test will be aptitude-based and will try to assess the ability and understanding of a student to apply the lessons learnt, solve the problems and think creatively,” said Gerry Arathoon in a TOI report.
“The new uniform syllabi will be effective from 2018,” Arathoon added.