From this academic year, students from Class 1 to 8 will be assessed on 200 marks instead of 300 marks. The state government on Friday issued a notification on continuous compulsory evaluation for state board students.
The assessment will be divided into two parts — formative evaluation of 100 marks comprising classroom assessment, individual and group activity, class work and class tests.
On the other hand, summative evaluation of 100 marks comprising of written, practical and oral examination.
For Classes 1 and 2, pattern for formative and summative assessments will be based on 70: 30, Classes 3 and 4 on 60:40, Classed 5 and 6 students will be evaluated on 50:50 and Classes 7 and 8 students will be evaluated on 40:60.
Students scoring between 91-100 per cent will be given the A1 grade; between 81-70 will A2 grade, 71-80 will be given B1, 61-70 will be given B2, 51-60 will be given C1, 41-50 will be given C2 and 30-40 per cent will be given D.
According to the Right to Education Act, even if a student scores below D, he/she cannot be failed in the same class.
The state also issued rules on providing education concessions to children of farmers who have committed suicide in Vidarbha and six other districts and on providing purified drinking water to students under the Mid-May meal scheme.
A notification was passed for managements interested in starting unaided English medium schools. They will have to submit proposals to the district level committee followed by state-level committee for scrutiny of documents.