Examination & Promotion
We believe that Assessment is an essential part of any teaching–learning process. It enables us to identify what students know, understand, can do and feel at different stages in the learning process. It acts as the foundation on which we base our future planning and practice. At Kamla Nehru hr. Sec. School, we follow CBSE curriculum which is based Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). Classes Pre-Primary to XI follows Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) through Eight Formatives in Primary - Class II and Four Formatives & Two Summatives in Class III - XI.
Formative Assessment represents the process of gathering, analyzing, interpreting and using the evidence to improve students learning and help students to achieve their potential. It is one essential component of classroom practice which is integrated into the curriculum. We at KNS adopt a variety of strategies and tools for Formative Assessment. Some of these are:
Role Play, Cross Words, Flow Charts, Book Reviews, Field trips, Class Work / Home Work Assignments, Group Work, Surveys, Project Work, Worksheets, Class Tests, Four Corner, Turn Coat, Debate, Skit, Speaking Prompts, Quiz, Elocution, Graphic organizer, Extempore, Games and MCQ's.
Summative Assessment takes place at the end of a unit, term or at the end of a teaching learning process, aimed at judging levels of attainment of the learners. The students are given options for presenting their understanding so that different learning styles are acknowledged and assessed according to the set criteria. We conduct two Summative Assessments in a year, one in the month of September and the other in the month March which is a written exam. This assessment strategy also includes laboratory practicals, viva and projects.
In order to provide sufficient scope and space for different abilities of different students in the scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), number of significant co-scholastic areas has been included in the assessment scheme.
As far as overall assessment of a student for the purpose of promotion to next class is concerned, the following points will be adhered to:
- Every student is required to get a qualifying grade ‘D’ or above in all the subjects in the Scholastic Area
- A student getting grade ‘E1’ or ‘E2’ in scholastic areas in one or more subjects will have to improve his/her performance in one subsequent attempt to obtain qualifying Grade ‘D’ in these subjects.
- 85% attendance (90% for Student Pass Holders) is imperative.
Schools are not permitted to retain students in classes Pre-Primary to VIII according to CBSE stipulations. Through the above mentioned assessments the school analyse and evaluates the student at various levels and if any student is found struggling with the curriculum and does not show any improvement, we hold personal meetings at regular intervals with the parents to counsel them about their child and to give the child an opportunity to work harder to perform better.
After regular monitoring of the performance of such children, in case the child scores below ‘D’/required grade in more than half of the subjects, it indicates that the child is not able to cope with the rigours of the next class. The parents are expected to make a written request to the school to retain the child in the existing class.