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CBSE's continuous and comprehensive evaluation scheme likely to be scrapped soon
There is very likelihood that the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) scheme of the CBSE be scrapped, if one goes by the stand being taken by the most of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) committee members on the scheme.

It is most likely to be recommended to re-introduce compulsory Class X Board examination.  A common examination at grade five and eight levels may also get introduced with revocation of no-detention-policy (NDP).

A common feeling is that NDP has led to steep fall in the learning outcomes at the elementary school level. Moreover, deliberations are also being held on extension of right to education to secondary level as well as pre-school level. It is being held that parents and the school teachers have high-lighted the shortcoming of the CCE which are being considered actively by the CABE.

But some well-meaning educators are showing concern about the norm-referenced evaluation being brought back which emphasizes detention and ranking students as it would stigmatize many students through failure at lower classes.

Earlier, under RTE, it was critised that examinations were often used for eliminating children who obtain poor marks and once declared 'fail', children were pressurized either to repeat the class or opt out. Rightfully, from the child's point of repeating a class was seen as de-motivating and discouraging from studying when ridden with norm-referenced evalation.

In fact, the classroom processes and quality of teaching have gone down resulting in poor learning outcomes. It would be in fitness of things that we improve teachers and schools rather that blaming children or something like NDP or CCE for poor performance of teaching fraternity. 

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