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Teaching faculty of St Marys Central School, Kinnigoli has particpated a workshop on Remodelled Structure of Assessment at Lourdes Central School, Bejai, Mangaluru on 31st January 2018 in the A.V. Room. The programme began at 9.15am with a prayer song headed by Mr Ivan Mascarenhas. Ms Dilla Colaco welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest Mr E Daniel Raju, Joint Director, CBSE COE Kakinada.
The programme was inaugurated by the Manager of Lourdes Central School Rev. Fr Wilson Vitus L D’Souza. The Principal of Lourdes Central School Rev. Fr Robert D’Souza gave an introductory note and said that he was delighted to have Mr E Daniel Raju, a versatile personality in CBSE Curriculum.
The Workshop commenced at 9.30am. The Resource Person Mr E Daniel Raju, Joint Director, CBSE COE Kakinada spoke on the Remodelled Structure of Assessment for Classes IX and X effective from the academic year 2017-18.
Mr Daniel Raju began his talk by introducing the three pivots of educative experience:
Mr Daniel Raju shared his experiences and said that teachers need to have a mother’s heart towards the students. Every child in the school is important and has to take part in one or other activity. Teachers were acquainted with the different parts of Internal Assessment, syllabus pattern for examination and preparation of a balanced question paper. Handouts on periodic tests, preparation of question paper, notebooks, case study, preparing rubrics, subject enrichment activity and work education were given. Teachers had to sit subject wise in groups and fill up the handouts.
Total – 100 Marks; Annual Exam – 80 Marks; Internal Assessment – 20 Marks.
Board Examination (80 Marks) for Class X
– Board will conduct an Examination for 80 marks.
– 100% syllabus of each subject of Class X only.
– Both Marks and Grades will be allotted by the Board for each subject.
– However, School will also conduct Pre-Board Exam for the students.
Annual Examination (80 Marks) for Class IX
– School Based Exam at the year end.
– 80 Marks Exam for each subject covering 100% of the syllabus of Class IX.
Internal Assessment – 20 Marks; Periodic Test – 10 Marks;
Notebook Submission – 5 Marks; Subject Enrichment Activity – 5 Marks.
Periodic Test (10 Marks)
– Three Periodic Tests to be conducted in the academic year.
– Average of the best 2 tests to be taken for final marks submission (converted to
– Cumulative syllabus.
Notebook Submission (5 Marks)
– Regularity, Assignment Completion, Neatness and notebook upkeep.
Subject Enrichment (5 Marks)
Language – Activities aimed at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.
Mathematics – Lab activities and Projects.
Science – Practical Work.
Social Science – Map and Project Work.
– 5 point Grading Scale (A to E)
– No up scaling of grades.
Grades In Scholastic Areas (Class X)
A1 – Top 1/8th of the passed candidates
A2 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
B1 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
B2 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
C1 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
C2 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
D1 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
D2 – Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
E – Failed candidates
Discipline: Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour, Values – Students will be assessed on a 5 Point Scale (A – E).
Grades In Scholastic Areas (Class IX)
Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas: – Grades are awarded on a 8-point grading scale as follows:
Marks Range Grade
32 & Below E (Failed)
Mr Ivan Mascarenhas, Ms Deepa D’Souza and Sr Nirmal gave their feedback on CBP and said that it was a fruitful session where practical tips were given to be effective teachers both in scholastic and co-scholastic areas. Attendance certificate was distributed to all the participants. Ms Vivita D’Souza delivered the Vote of Thanks. The programme ended at 5.00pm with the singing of the National Anthem