CCE has been a matter of debate ever since it was introduced
in schools across the country. Though it has been implemented in CBSE, ICSE and
state board schools across the country, not many actually claim to understand
the system. Unfortunately, a recent survey suggests that even the teachers come
into this category with merely 2% of them having a satisfactory understanding
of the CCE.
This points out to the fact that the program is hardly
providing the kind of results expecting from it at the first place. Conducted
by Chrysalis, an agency associated with the CBSE and in charge of imparting CCE
training to the school teachers, the survey finds out that almost all the
teachers were clueless about the CCE.
Despite the training provided to these teachers on all
aspects of the CCE, 98% of them didn̢t understand the CCE mechanism. "During
our survey, we had detailed questionnaires filled up by 757 teachers and 123
principals. We also had Focussed Group Discussions (FGD) with teachers from 18
different schools. Only 2 per cent teachers mentioned that the purpose of
assessment is feedback and improvement, which tells us that the CCE
implementation is not heading in the right direction," told the
Director of Chrysalis group, Ganesh Subramanian.
Made mandatory by the RTE, the CCE (Continuous and
Comprehensive Evaluation) is an assessment system to be applied in the schools
in order to find out the challenges faced by the students during the learning
process. It aims to bring a holistic method of assessment into the picture,
giving a chance to the students to excel in the subjects of their own choosing.