Telephonic assessments of Class 10 students in Delhi, details here
Delhi govt. had conducted pre-board examinations for its class 10 students, but they had to be cancelled in middle because of the surge in COVID cases.
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New Delhi: Education Department of the Delhi govt. has instructed the schools under their umbrella, to conduct telephonic “one-to-one assessment” of class 1o students who did not appeared for one or more of their pre-board exams. The decision has been taken to formulate the final results of Class 10 students in the absence of board examinations.
Earlier, the CBSE asked every school to form their own ‘Result Committees’ which would then decide on the marks allocation formula and rationale for the cases of assessments they could not conduct, or tests for which students did not appear. CBSE asked the schools to evaluate students out of 80 marks. Delhi’s Education Department has also issued some centralized evaluation directives which were to be followed in all its schools.
Delhi govt. had conducted pre-board examinations for its class 10 students, but they had to be wound up just before the mathematics paper because of the sudden surge in COVID cases in the city. For evaluation of mathematics, department has directed schools to allocate marks to students according to the formula devised by CBSE for last year’s evaluation. The last year criteria was that the marks for mathematics were evaluated based on average of the papers in which they have performed best, for example, best three papers if they have appeared in four or best two if they have appeared in three. Usually, mathematics is the subject in which students have their poorest performances.
It was a major problem for many government schools as several students had not appeared in some of their pre-board exam papers, some have not appeared in a single one. In case of such students, the department has asked schools to “conduct one to one assessment of such students telephonically as per guidelines of the CBSE and record documentary evidences to certify the marks recommendations.”
The education department had earlier written to the CBSE asking for a review of the timeline decided for class X evaluation. Current deadline for the finalisation of results by schools is May 25, and the marks have to be submitted to CBSE by June 5. Delhi govt. asked the board for review of timeline because many of their teachers are engaged in COVID-19 related duties.
The department has told the schools that the CBSE has extended some amount of flexibility in the schedule. The department said that the board has “intimated that the time schedule issued by CBSE is tentative which may be extended for the particular school where COVID-19 pandemic situation is not favorable for executing the said work. For such special cases for further extension of time schedule, the concerned Head of School may put up their case to Exam Branch through DDE (District) by 18 June, 2021. The Exam branch will take up the case of such schools with CBSE for its results to be either withheld to be declared separately by CBSE.”