Teachers working at schools affiliated to CBSE in Rajasthan were recently trained at two workshops conducted by the board for proper implementation of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) introduced this year onwards.
The workshop was organised by a CBSE empanelled agency after it came to light that many schools are finding it tough to implement CCE in its true spirit. According to the reports by CBSE, many schools were found making mistakes in summative and formative assessments.
The summative assessment is evaluation of students’ learning at the end of session and formative is observing students to help them in identifying problems and providing solutions.
Some schools, however, were using wrong means for test for formative assessment most commonly with unit tests. They were unclear about the activities and tools which can be used to determine formative assessment.
The two-day workshop had 23 sessions on various aspects of CCE, including formative and summative assessments, life skills, value-based education, gender sensitivity, reporting and recording.
Books prescribed in many schools were found to be gender biased, informed a resource person Prof B.L. Handoo. During the workshop, the teachers were explained how to implement the problem solving assessments introduced by CBSE to assess students in Classes IX and XI on qualitative logic, quantitative logic and language conventions.
Prof Handoo further pointed out shortage of resources, dealing with large class size and confusion over the CCE concept have done the damage and the success rests on teachers who are trained well enough for the proper implementation of the resources.
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CBSE has made it mandatory for all affiliated schools to prepare a website with their complete details. Till now, only 45 out of 87 schools have updated their sites.
A letter has been issued to the all the schools from the joint secretary of CBSE.
According to the letter, the information required to be present on the school website include details of CBSE guidelines and norms, student strength, information about teaching staff, student-teacher ratio, contact details of administrators, comprehensive information about school, infrastructure, governance and qualification of teachers. The details are to be collected as an annual report and uploaded before September 15 each year.
Out of 108 government schools, only 39 have updated their sites.
According to regional officer R J Khanderao, “While talking about government schools, all the information regarding them is updated on the site handled by DPI Kamlesh Kumar and he has all the necessary information. The private school has to follow the order of the CBSE otherwise they will be boycotted.”
According to board counsellor Rakesh Sachdeva, who is also principal of DAV Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 15, “CBSE has been sending the curricular to update the websites for public convenience for last many years but unfortunately the regular reminders are not being followed. The CBSE should take some strict action so that the schools start listening to the orders of the board authorities”.
The parents too will be benefit from the sites. C V Singh, a resident of Zirakpur, said, “It is really hard for parents to go to every school and know about it whereabouts. Updating the school websites will bring transparency.”
The Joint Entrance Examination Mains 2014 conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to have the results on May 3. The paper based exam conducted on April 6 was taken up by a total of over 13 lakh candidates and the online exams that started on April 9 to be continued till April 19 is being taken up by over 5 lakh candidates.
Out of this total figure, 50 per cent candidates are quota based including 4.7 lakh candidates from the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category, 1.36 lakh from the Scheduled Caste (SC) category and the Scheduled Tribe consisting of 57, 000 candidates.
After replacing All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) in the year 2013, JEE came into existence. The exam is held in two stages: Mains and Advanced. The JEE Mains score provides admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutions in India whereas the latter provides admissions to IITs. The candidates who qualify in JEE Mains 2014 and are in the Top-20 percentile of various state intermediate boards will be selected for JEE advanced.
The Answer Key for JEE Mains (Read Here) will be released on April 25 and the results can be checked on May 3.
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The Joint Entrance Examination Board will publish the JEE Mains 2014 exam answer keys from April 25 to April 27. The exams kick started today i.e April 6 in the offline paper mode. The final results will be declared on May 3. The Board will declare the All India ranks tentatively on July 7 and the students can get hold of their rank cards, the day onwards. Nearly 12 lakh (1.2 million) candidates will appear for the Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) today. A total of 13.56 lakh students, including 3.16 lakh girls, have registered for the exam. Of which, 11.84 lakh will take the paper and pen exam at 2,173 centres on April 6.
Nearly 1.72 lakh students will take the online version of the test on April 9, 11, 12 and 19.
Students who clear the exam will be eligible to take admission in the undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutes in India.
The online examination will be held on April 9, April 11 and April 12.
The candidates who qualify in JEE Mains 2014 and are in the Top-20 percentile of various state intermediate boards will be selected for JEE advanced. They have to register their names from May 3 to 9. JEE Advanced exam will be held on May 25. Results will be announced on June 19. Architecture aptitude test will be held on June 26 and results are scheduled to be released on June 29.
Immense exam and peer pressure was noticed among the candidates and their parents who thronged the exam centers. The first slot of exam was scheduled from 9.30 A.M onwards. Many students expressed doubts about the normalization process accepted by the JEE Board 2013 onwards according to which a method will be brought in to compare the marking system of different boards that carry 40 per cent weightage in preparation of the final merit list.
Cities with exam centers have recorded 80 – 85 per cent occupancy in hotels.
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