Schools unsure about CCE in classes, did not receive RTE guides
Even after one year of its introduction, most of the schools are still confused over the implementation of continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE), as they did not receive the mandated RTE handbooks that teachers could use as a guide during classroom sessions, or clear instructions and they find it difficult to implement these due to the large size of classrooms. This was revealed in a workshop conducted by the education department.
Now, the department is planning to rework on the new evaluation system.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan conducted an impromptu workshop of 60 teachers randomly selected from schools all over Maharashtra from September 19 to September 20, to gauge the status of CCE in the state and the difficulties faced by the schools in its implementation. Most of the private schools complained they were confused about the exact implementation of CCE since they did not get guide books prescribed by the State Council of Educational Research and Technology (SCERT).
"There was a shortage of guide books so every school received one book instead of every teacher receiving one book. This book was supposed to help teachers in following CCE, but many teachers claimed never to have read it," said Suvarna Kharat, chief coordinator, RMSA.
Instead of conducting comprehensive evaluation, it was found that most of the schools were simply conducting multiple tests of their students.They were still unsure how to utilise the eight tools defined by the state government to assess students based on the subjects. They also said that they were given confusing and often contradictory information from different organisations under the education department.
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