Even as the pass percentage has increased with the introduction of the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system, many teachers, especially those from government schools, have slammed the new assessment method.
They have written to the Directorate of Education (DOE) complaining that students do not want to study anymore after the implementation of CCE in schools.
“Yes, we have received many letters from teachers slamming CCE. The most common complaint is that the students have stopped studying as inherent in CCE is the idea that it is very difficult for a student to fail if his year round performance is taken into account,” said a senior DOE official on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
Government schools have seen an increase in the number of unhappy parents after the implementation of CCE.
“In every parent-teacher meeting, parents complain that their children have stopped studying as they are not scared of getting failed in Board exams now. Earlier we would tell them that everything depended on their Board examination results. But now they don’t take their study seriously as they know that it is very difficult to get failed,” said a principal of a government school in south Delhi.
There were close to 3.6 lakh students in class 10 this year. Out of these, only 50,000 students appeared in the Board exams.
In other regions, this number is almost 40% of the total candidates.
The DOE, meanwhile, held meetings with CBSE and NCERT to chalk out a way to ensure that the quality of students is maintained.
“We are looking at ways to ensure that CCE is implemented in a way to ensure that the quality of students and studies do not suffer. Some schools have done better than the others in implementing CCE effectively and consultations with them could be beneficial,” the DOE official said.