SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.II) DEPARTMENT
G.O.MS.No. 82 Dated: 29.10.2015 Read the following:-
- G.O. Ms.No.17, School Edn (PE.Prog.II) Dept. dated 14.5.2014
- From the Commissioner and Director of School Education, A.P. Hyd (2) Letters Rc. No. 302/E1-1/2009-2, dated 27.6.2014
- From the Hon’ble Minister HRD Note No.7/M(HRD)/2014, dated 11.07.2014.
- Govt Memo No. 11564/Prog.II/A1/2014, dated 16.07.2014
- From the Commissioner and Director of School Education, A.P. Hyd (2) Letters Rc. No. 302/E1-1/2009-2, dated 17.07.2014
- Govt Memo No. 11564/Prog.II/A1/2014, dated 23.07.2014
- From the Commissioner and Director of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad Letter Rc. No. 302/E1-1/2009-2, dated 23.07.2014.
- Govt Memo No. 11564/Prog.II/A1/2014, dated 02.08.2014
- From the Commissioner and Director of School Education, A.P. Hyd Letter Rc. No. 302/E1-1/2009-2, dated 05.08.2014.
- G.O. Ms. No. 29, School Edn (Prog.II) Dept. dated 23.09.2014
- From the Commissioner and Director of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad Letter Rc. No. 302/E1-1/2009, dated 02.07.2015.
O R D E R:
- In continuation of the Curriculum Reforms undertaken under NationalCurriculum Frame Work -2005 and Right of Children to Free and CompulsoryEducation Act, 2009, and with an objective to facilitate for a shift in the teaching learning process and to improve transactions of new technologies, and to transform the ways of learning to be comprehensive, holistic and dynamic, Government have brought in the Examination Reforms vide G.O. Ms. No. 17, School Education (PE.Prog.II) Dept. dated 14.05.2014 for classes IX and X from the academic year 2014-15 onwards. However, certain quantitative and qualitative measures were contemplated under the reforms such as reducing the number of papers from 11 to 9, giving 80% of the weightage to the Subject papers, and 20% of weightage to the Internal Assessment of the Student, Training for teachers on the new patterns of teaching and text books, summative and formating assessment etc., all of which require extensive capacity building at the level of all High Schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh but the said training programmes were not held due to various administrative reasons.
- 2. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad in letters 2nd, 7th & 8th read above has stated, among other things, that the concept of Internal Evaluation has not drilled into the minds of either Government Teachers or Private Teachers. Since there are large number of Government as well as Private Schools in the State and introduction of the new procedure without taking adequate preparatory steps to orient the Teachers and Students to the new system will have serious ramifications on the future of the students. In the G.O. Ms. No. 17, School Edn (PE.Prog.II) Dept. dated 14.05.2014 has reduced the Language papers whereas the basic objective of School Education is to impart languages in the early years of student life. As such reducing two papers of the Languages to one paper and giving lot of weightage to the Subjects is not desirable at School level. The Commissioner & Director of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad has also opined that it is not possible to monitor the Internal Evaluation of large number of Government and Private Schools in the State and the new system would eventually result into reduction of academic standards.The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad has, therefore, requested the Government to rescind/defer the G.O. Ms. No. 17, dated 14.05.2014 and requested to accord permission to constitute an Expert Committee with the Directors, RMSA, Government Examinations and SCERT to study and propose modifications to the reforms mentioned in the G.O. Ms. No. 17, dated 14.05.2014.
- In the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad and considering the opinion of the Commissioner of School Education that require in depth study and consultation on the various academic issues raised, Government have kept the G.O. Ms. No. 17, School Education (PE.Prog.II) Department, dated 14.05.2014 in abeyance for the Academic Year 2014-15 only and constituted an Expert Committee with the following officers as proposed by the Commissioner & Director of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad: – 1. Director, RMSA, A.P. Hyderabad 2. Director of Government Examinations, A.P. Hyderabad 3. Director, SCERT, A.P. Hyderabad
- Accordingly, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad has submitted report of Expert Committee for taking necessary action in the matter vide reference 11th read above.
The Expert Committee made the following recommendations
a) Implementation Schedule
• CCE should be implemented (Internal and External mode) from class VI to IX during this academic year (2015-16). This will be the field experience for the stakeholders to implement examination reforms in a desired manner.
• March 2016 SSC Public Examinations will be without internal marks, pattern and procedure will be as followed in 2015 public examinations. 11 papers with old patterns the number of questions will be same. But the nature of questions will be thought provoking, analytical and open ended in nature.
• CCE pattern of examination system for class X in fullest extent should be adopted during 2016-17 onwards with 11 papers.
• SCERT take responsibility to implement examination reforms up to class X.
- • Language subjects – 40 marks per paper and the examination duration will be 2 hours and 30 minutes in addition to 15 minutes for reading the question paper (2 hours 45 minutes) for Telugu/ Sanskrit/ Kannada/ Odia/ Tamil/ Urdu. 80 marks Hindi paper duration is also the same.
- • Non language subjects – Mathematics, Science and Social Studies – Every subject will have two papers and each paper is for 40 marks and the examination duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes in addition to 15 minutes for reading the question paper.
- • The Summative Examinations which are school based for class VI to IX and the final summative is of public exams at class X conducted by Director, Govt. Examinations. Each subject will be conducted for 80% of marks. The remaining 20% of marks are through internal assessment i.e. four Formative Assessments [FA] and three Summative Assessments [SA]
- • The total marks of four Formative Assessments and two Summative Assessments conducted in an academic year will be accounted for 20% of marks in class X public examinations.
- • Conduct one paper on each day except on general holidays.
- • All the stake holders in School Education Department i.e., DEOs, Dy. EOs, MEOs, HMs and teachers should be trained in participatory approach for effective implementation of CCE. Mandal level, District level moderation boards should be constituted and the persons of the boards should be trained well.
- • HM is the first level monitoring authority, responsible for school performance. So he / she has to be trained well in both academic and administrative aspects.
- • All teachers should be trained well to adopt interactive oriented pedagogical approaches in classroom transactional process, how to frame thought provoking, analytical, creative, open ended questions and evaluation procedures.
- • Responsibility should be fixed to all monitoring officials to observe implementation of formative assessment which plays a dominant role in CCE.
- • Assessment do not confine to cognitive areas, it is important to observe how student participate in other learning environments i.e., debates, discussions, projects, seminars, field works, model making, lab activities, literary association meetings, club activities, games and sports, cultural activities, creative activities etc. These are all the activities which lead to all round development of the student.
- • No public exam shall be conducted in these subjects. However, these areas will be evaluated for three times in an academic year i.e. quarterly, half yearly and annually. Teachers shall observe and award marks. The average will be taken into account and the details of grade must be submitted on-line by HM to Director, Govt. Exams after verification by the moderation committee.
- • Assessment of Co-Curricular areas is different from curricular areas. Teacher should observe the level of participation, interests towards across curricular activities, skills and abilities by using different tools like observations, discussions, rating scales, socio grams, project works etc.
- • SCERT should develop suggestive Co-Curricular Assessment tools to enable the teachers to develop and utilized tools in proper manner.
- • Part time teachers are to be appointed for co-curricular areas like dance, music, drawing, computers, work experience etc. Otherwise HM should allot the responsibility of conducting these co-curricular activities followed by assessment to the teachers. Initially, choice may be given to the teachers to select the areas based on their interest. If it is not possible, the HM should allot co-curricular activities to the working teachers as suggested hereunder: Value education and Life Skills – Language teachers Art and Cultural Education – Science teachers Work and Computer Education – Maths teachers Health and Physical Education – PET/ Social teachers.
- • There are 3 Summative Assessments in a year (August/September, December/January, March / April).
- In case of class X, Public Examination will be in the place of third Summative Test to be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
- • Summative 1 and 2 question papers for Class VI to IX should be developed by District Common Examination Board.
- • District Common Examination Board should conduct workshop by inviting group of teachers for each subject for question paper preparation.
- • For Summative 1 and 2, each paper contains 80 marks for class VI to VIII only, whereas 40 marks for each paper in Class IX and X. (Hindi will be 80 marks).
- • Summative 3 – final examination question papers Class VI to IX should be prepared by SCERT and Mail to all DEOs for printing and distribution.
- • Academic Standards Weightages, number of questions, nature of questions should be similar for all classes i.e., Class VI to X.
- • All teachers should be trained on newly introduced evaluation procedures, because questions are to be open ended, multiple answered, scope for individual expression, creative in nature.
- • Number of question papers for class VI to VIII are one for each subject whereas two papers for IX class (except Hindi) for all Summative Examinations. So in class IX there are 11 papers similar to class X.
- • Specific instructions should be given to teachers about paper wise syllabus for class IX and X.
- • In Summative 3, each paper contains 80 marks only from class VI to VIII whereas 40 marks for Class IX and X because there are 2 papers in each subject (Hindi will be single paper with 80 marks). • Pass percentage will be 35% for all the languages and non language subjects. So student should compulsory get 27 marks in Summative 3 – final examination.
- • Finally student is awarded 100 marks (80% from Summative which is final exam and 20% marks out of 360 from 4 Formatives Assessments (50×4=200), 2 Summative Assessments (80×2=160) respectively.
- • If a student gets 27 marks in external exam, he/ she should compulsorily get 8 marks from 20% of internals for the optimum pass mark which is 35, but there is no pass mark in 20% of internals.
- • If a student gets less than 8 in internals, he/she must get remaining marks to reach 35 from external examination, for example, if a student gets 5 marks in internals he/she must get 30 marks from externals.
- • These 20% internal marks from school are only bonus marks, they may not influence any way on students pass mark.