Wednesday, 25 October 2017

AP GO Ms No 80 | CCE pattern of examination system – Implementation of Examination Reforms for Classes VI to IX from 2015-16 and for class X from 2016-17 in fullest extent – Amendments

AP GO Ms No 80 | CCE pattern of examination system – Implementation of Examination Reforms for Classes VI to IX from 2015-16 and for class X from  2016-17 in fullest extent – Amendments

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

School Education Department – Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system – Implementation of Examination Reforms for Classes VI to IX from the Academic year 2015-16 and for class X from the Academic Year 2016-17 in fullest extent – Amendments - Orders -Issued.

SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.II) DEPARTMENT

G.O.MS.No. 80 Dated: 25-10-2017
Read the following:-

1. G.O. Ms. No. 17, School Education (PE.Prog.II) Dept. dated:14.05.2014
2. G.O. Ms. No. 29, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dated:23.09.2014
3. G.O. Ms. No.82, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. dated 29.10.2015
4. G.O. Ms. No. 41, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dated:07.06.2016
5. From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati,Lr.Rc.No.105/B/SCERT/2017, dated:04.10.2017

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O R D E R:

In the G.O. 3rd read above, Government have issued orders, for implementation of examination reforms i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system for classes VI to IX from the academic year 2015-16 and for Class X from the academic year 2016-17 in fullest extent in all schools in the State i.e. Government, local bodies, aided and private recognized schools. In the G.O. 4th read above, certain amendments have been made to G.O. 3rd read above viz.. for replacement of certain existing papers and minimum pass marks for the external exams and internal exams, assigning grading for Curricular Subjects, assigning grading for Co-curricular areas/subjects, for incorporation of OSSC Main Language subjects, discontinuation of certain papers from SSC Public examination from March 2017 onwards and also prescribing minimum pass marks for deaf, dumb and blind students as per G.O. Ms. No. 33, Education (Exams) Department, dated 19.03.2001.

2. In the reference 5th read above, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati has stated that a State Level Workshop was organized on 29.05.2017 at Vijayawada on the implementation of the Continuation and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern and other examination reforms and the related G.Os issued by the Government from time to time. In all about 170 participated in the workshop, including Hon’ble Teacher M.L.Cs, representatives of Teachers Unions, Professors of NCERT, representatives of other State S.C.E.R.Ts (i.e., Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Director, RMSA, SPD SSA, RJDSEs, DEOs, Principals of DIETs, Principals of CTEs & IASEs, Dy.E.Os, MEOs, HMs, Teachers, Managements of Private Schools, Citizens and NGOs. The Workshop highlighted many issues and challenges being faced in implementing CCE pattern of evaluation and recent G.Os issued for the betterment of Assessment and Evaluation. Three of the key recommendations of the Workshop were to conduct only 2 Summative Assessments (as being done in Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala) instead of three (3), removing weightage for internal marks of classes VIII and IX in class X; and external evaluation of Summative Assessments. To implement these three recommendations of the Workshop, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati has proposed certain amendments/additions to the related G.Os issued during the 2013, 2015 and 2016 and requested to bring out these amendments into effect from the current academic year i.e. 2017-18.

3. In the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati and keeping in view of the recommendations of the workshop held on 29.05.2017, after careful examination of the matter, Government hereby make following amendments to G.O. Ms. No.82, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. dated 29.10.2015:

AMENDMENTS
1. In para 4 (g) Summative Assessment Procedure, the following shall be read as against existing provision:
There are 3 SummativeAssessments in a year(August/ September,December/January, March/April). In case of Class X,Public Examination will be inthe place of third SummativeTest, to be conducted byBoard of SecondaryEducation
There will be 2 Summative Assessments in ayear. (SA 1 in the 1st week/ 2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month ofMarch/April).

SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and willbe conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will beconducted by Board of Secondary Education.

From 2017-18 onwards, SA 1 of classes VIIIand IX shall be conducted as an objectivetype assessment with OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covering respective academic standards. This shall beextended to Classes VI and VII also formacademic year 2018-19.
Finally student is awarded100 marks (80% fromSummative which is finalexam and 20% marks out of360 from 4 FormativeAssessments (50x4=200), 2Summative Assessments(80x2=160) respectively. Finally student is awarded 100 marks. Thisincludes 80% from Summative Assessment 2which is final exam and 20% internal marks.The calculation of 20% internal marks from 4Formative Assessments (50x4=200) andSummative Assessment 1 (80 x 1 = 80) shallbe done for total 280 marks.
2. Under para 4 (n) of Role and Responsibilities of SCERT, the following
shall be added at the end namely:-

The Director, S.C.E.R.T. to re-organise the Syllabus for two (2) Summative Examinations of classes VI to X, Model Question Papers for all subjects, Blue Prints of Question Papers and other guide lines relating to conduct of Assessments/ Examinations.

The Director, S.C.E.R.T., to chalk out the action plan pertaining to the Trainings, Orientations, material developments, remedial teaching, guidelines, etc., suggested in the Workshop.

3. Under para 4 (n) of Role and Responsibilities of RJDs of School Education and District Educational Officers, the following shall be added at the end namely:-

The District Educational Officers should constitute a 3 member Mandal level committee with (1) MEO (2) School Complex Head Master (3) Senior Headmaster in the Mandal to verify the 20% of Internal marks of Class X students i.e. 4 FAs and SA 1 before sending them to DGE. The marks should be sent to DGE through the Dy. E.O. after verification and certification of the 3 member committee only. Accordingly the DEOs should chalk out a plan to complete the process within the stipulated time.

4. The Commissioner of school Education, A.P. Amaravati, the Director, SCERT, A.P. Amaravati and the Director of Government Examinations, A.P. Hyderabad shall take further necessary action in the matter.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
ADITYA NATH DAS
SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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