Continuous and comprehensive evaluation Continuous and comprehensive evaluation is an education system newly introduced by Central Board of Secondary Education in India, for classes 9th and 10th. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation has been formulated by Education Minister, Kapil Sibal to decrease the accumulated stress of board exams on the students and to introduce a more uniform and comprehensive pattern in education for the children all over the nation. As a part of this new system, student’s marks will be replaced by grades which will be evaluated through a series of other factors along with academics.
The aim is to reduce the workload on students and to improve the overall skill and ability of the student by means of evaluation of other activities. Grades are awarded to students based on work experience skills, dexterity, innovation, steadiness, teamwork, public speaking, behaviour, etc. to evaluate and present an overall measure of the student’s ability. This is supposed to help those students who are not good in academics but do well in other fields such as arts, humanities, sports, music, athletics, etc.
Assessment is done through projects and internal assessments which will last the whole year. However, most students have not liked this particular change and have liked the old system better. The toppers, especially don’t like this system as one who gets 92% and one who gets 98% get the same grade. Even parents have complained about this new change and have likened the old system over the new one. it has become a major cause of stress for the youth and is a burden for the students.