CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
(An Autonomous Organization under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Govt. of India)
“Shiksha Sadan”, 17, Institutional Area, Rouse Avenue, Delhi-110002.
CBSE/CM/CCE-feedback/2010 Dated: 03.09.2010
Circular No.: 58
All the Heads of the institutions
Affiliated to CBSE
Subject: Concerns of Parents and Students on implementation of Continuous
and Comprehensive Evaluation
- Formative and Summative
The CBSE had initiated the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
(CCE) and Grading System at secondary stage in all schools affiliated to it from the
session 2009-10 in Class IX. By and large the scheme has been accepted and
implemented whole heartedly by the schools. However as part of the formal and
informal feedback from the parents, students, principals and teachers a few concerns
have been raised by a few stakeholders which are recorded below:
Too many tests, assignments, projects, homework and review tests (in some
schools as many as seven review tests per week) are being taken.
The projects are being given to students (to be done at home) which in most
cases lead to no real learning as they are either done by siblings/parents or
conveniently outsourced to entrepreneurs who have set up shop.
The stress on students is increasing due to minute microscopic examination of
behaviour which also makes students behave artificially.
4. No real time is being provided to students to play or participate in Co-Scholastic
There is an element of subjectivity in assessing skills especially the co-
Some schools have no Parent Teacher Meeting at all or where it is convened, it
remains a few and far between event.
Keeping the above facts in mind, the Board once again would like to clarify and
reinforce the following points.
The Board vide its circular no 01, 2010 had spe