Mode of Evaluation
Purposeful assessment supports all standards, guides instructional decision and informs targeted responses. It is an essential component of mastery, and for the parents who have their children in class IV, it is extremely important to understand various norms of formal evaluation. To enlighten them about the assessment system, Delhi Public School organised a workshop on ‘Mode of Evaluation,’ on July 15, 2017. The facilitators Ms. Shilpa Thapar and Ms. Sarabjeet Kaur helped the parents in understanding the entire assessment system. The workshop took place in two venues simultaneously and to begin with Ms. Ramandeep Khanna and Ms. Harkiran Kaur welcomed the parents and thereafter the facilitators took over. The facilitators made the parents understand that from class IV onwards, the students are evaluated through formal assessments as well as through their day to day performance under Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE). They were told that formal assessments are held at the end of each term and are cumulative in nature, which means that selected content of the syllabus from the previous terms are re-assessed in the subsequent terms. Thereafter, the terminology related to the assessments was clarified to them. TA1 stands for Term Assessment 1, TA2 stands for Term Assessment 2 and AE stands for Annual Examination. It was very well explained to the parents that TA1 includes the entire syllabus of Term-1, TA2 includes selected portion from Term-1 syllabus and the entire syllabus of Term-2. AE is based on selected portions from Term-1 and Term-2 and the entire syllabus of Term-3.
All assessments comprise of continuous assessment in addition to the written test. Therefore, high marks secured by a student in written assessment will not always result in securing high grade for any subject. The parents were also made to understand that the final grades of all examinable subjects will take into account the performance of the student in both the continuous and the written assessments.
During the workshop it was further explained to the parents that each assessment includes the CCE component. Continuous evaluation is carried out throughout the year in various ways which include written work, submission of note-books, verbal assessments, project assignments and other co-curricular activities. The workshop proved to be very fruitful indeed as it helped the parents immensely to understand the mode of evaluation for their children. At the end of the workshop acknowledgements were given by Ms. Ramandeep Khanna and Ms. Harkiran Kaur and thereafter the parents were requested to join in for some refreshments.