Teacher quality is the most important within-school factor affecting student performance. Ongoing teacher training can be a vital tool in ensuring their success. Armed with the knowledge of how to instruct students with different capacities for learning, teachers can more readily maintain academic requirements.
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is initiated by regularly assessment of a student all over not at the end of any term. Comprehensive means takes all round development of a child’s personality. Evaluation can understand by a child will be assessed not only in terms of his knowledge about a subject but his participation in other activities also. It is a systematic determination of a subject’s merit, worth and significance, using criteria governed by a set of standards it can assist an organization to assess any aim, realizable concept or proposal, or any alternative, to help in decision-making. By this system student become more active.
The main objective of CCE is the school-based evaluation of the pupil on a continuous process throughout the year. The other part of it is the assessment of the pupil in the other co-scholastic areas like sports, arts, culture, music etc. The teachers have to be trained professionally so that their judgment when made through an honest and objective appraisal without bias is the basis of CCE.
CCE helps reducing stress of student. By these system student can develop their aptitude as well as academic performance. This system aim is all over development of student’s personality. Reduces the workload on students and improve his / her over all skills.
In the wake of new and fresh dimensions inflowing and influencing the teaching profession every day, and in furtherance of the all-embracing and adaptive approach of the C.B.S.E., Mahatma Education Society’s, Pillai Group of Institutions organized a two-day In-Service Teachers’ Training Programme “Capacity Building Programme on CCE” at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Educational Campus, New Panvel on 17th and 18th October, 2013 for over 60 teachers from various C.B.S.E. Schools under Mahatma Education Society. This workshop was conducted by Mrs. Laxmi from Delhi.
The goal of the workshop was to reinforce some of the salient features of the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), to provide a common platform to all teachers to exchange their ideas and issues about assessment and to annihilate some misconceptions about the very idea of evaluation.
Ms. Laxmi talked about contextualization of education, horizontal and vertical mapping of curriculum, formative and summative assessments, the triangulation method of assessing a child, inclusive education and many other topics. She stressed the need to cover all aspects of a student’s development through regular formative tests with corrective feedback leaving a scope for improvement and finally concluding a term in a summative test, which measures the child’s ability to learn and the teacher’s ability to modify teaching strategies. She clarified the newly introduced idea of upgrading scholastic grades based on the child’s performance in co-scholastic activities.
She also stressed on the need to update ourselves with the on-going and emergent advancements in the teaching profession. Specialized and need-based full-day workshops were organized over the span of two days, catering to all subjects at all levels. Teachers participated actively in the innovative workshop and seminar sessions.
The concepts were drilled into through interesting activities like role plays and planning assessment criteria etc. Everyone agreed that focusing on excellence in academics alone undoubtedly results in asymmetrical development of personality. It is thus essential that due importance be given to participation in activities like music, dance, art, dramatics and other areas of one’s interest to make learning more enjoyable.
The objective of organizing such workshops for teachers was to refresh and replenish their subject knowledge, update and equip them with the latest and modern activity-based techniques to fulfill the demands of the knowledge-hungry and career-oriented contemporary student generation.
The workshop motivated teachers to rethink and redesign their strategies of teaching and assessment. Thus the two-day In-Service Teachers’ Training Programme was extremely successful and proved to be an enriching amalgam of resourceful ideas coming from all avenues.