Students who gave the Class 10 CBSE exams in 2013, the results of which were announced on Sunday, were the first to complete two years of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). And the batch appears to have come out with flying colours, proving that the system is a success, academicians said.
The new system, which focuses on the overall development of the student, was introduced in 2009. Barring a few teething problems, the new pattern has worked, said Avnita Bir, principal, RN Podar School, Santacruz. "The advantage with the new evaluation is that it assesses students on different strengths, not just one exam," she said.
The number of students scoring a perfect 10 Cumulative Grade Point Average – the average of exams conducted by the school and board throughout the year – has increased from 34 to 38 at Navy Children School, Colaba. "The change is gradual, but it is there. Schools have also changed teaching styles to suit different learning speeds in the class," said Girija Singh, principal.
This can be seen in performances of schools such as Ryan International, Sanpada, where 49 students scored above 60%, 72 scored above 70% and 56 scored above 90%. "CCE has ensured the development of all students and not just a select few," said Manmeet Behel, principal.
Geeta Balgangadharan, principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, ONGC, Panvel agrees that the CCE has improved the performance index of the school. Out of 188, 31 students secured 10 CGPA, increasing the performance index to 87 from last year’s 70.