Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation, (CCE)
The CCE system was introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2009 with the enactment of the Right to Education (RTE) Act to bring about a holistic development among learners.
The main aim of CCE is to evaluate every aspect of the learner during their presence at school. This is believed to help reduce the pressure on the child during/before examinations as the learner will have to sit for multiple tests throughout the year, of which no test or the syllabus covered will be repeated at the end of the year.
The CCE method is claimed to bring enormous changes from the traditional chalk and talk method of teaching. As a part of this new system, learner’s marks will be replaced by grades which will be evaluated through a series of curricular and extra-curricular evaluations along with academic activities.
The aim is to decrease the workload on the learner by means of continuous evaluation by taking a number of small tests throughout the year in place of a single test at the end of the academic program. Only Grades are awarded to learners based on work experience skills, dexterity, innovation, steadiness, teamwork, public speaking, behaviour, etc. to evaluate and present an overall measure of the learner’s ability.
This helps the learners who are not good in academics to show their talent in other fields such as arts, humanities, sports, music, athletics, and also helps to motivate the learners who have a thirst for knowledge.
Importance of CCE
- CCE reduces stress and anxiety of children and adolescents during the examination period.
- It reduces dropout rate as there will be less fear and anxiety related to performance.
- The syllabus will be covered systematically giving importance to learning rather than teaching.
- Learners develop concept clarity.
- It promotes holistic development of the personality of learners.
- It focuses on the co-scholastic areas also.
- It is expected to prepare the learners for life by making learners physically fit, mentally alert and emotionally balanced.
- The learners will have more time on their hands to develop their interests, hobbies and personalities.
- It will enable the learners, parents and teachers to make an informed choice about subjects in Class XI.
- It will motivate learning in a friendly environment rather than in a fearful situation.
- It will equip learners with Life Skills especially Creative and Critical thinking skills, social skills and coping skills which will keep them in a good stead when they enter into a highly competitive environment later on.