Bokaro, Oct. 27: Heads of several CBSE-affiliated schools in the state attended the inaugural day of a training on how to implement foolproof grade system in the Class X final exam at DPS, Bokaro, today.
The open session — christened “continuous comprehensive evaluation” — with principals and senior teachers was conducted by CBSE-nominated resource persons — DPS, Bokaro, principal Hemlata S. Mohan and Ashutosh Tripathy of Krishna Public School, Raipur in Chhattisgarh.
They elaborated how and why the grading system would help the younger generation in achieving all-round progress and prepare themselves to take up the global challenges.
Inaugurating the training programme, chief guest Shitanshu Prasad, the Bokaro Steel general manager, advocated that the change in the examination system was a welcome step but cautioned the teachers to see to it that correct evaluation was done.
Mohan told the delegates — 17 principals and 34 senior teachers from schools in Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Bokaro districts — that the grade evaluation would help raise quality education and force the teachers to be more alert and agile while judging a student during internal assessments.
Explaining the need for implementing the system in Class X, Tripathy said that till date parents had been forcing upon the children to adopt their decisions, keeping in mind academic records but forgetting that the students have to go for all-round development.
“Till date, we have been ignoring the in-built skills of a growing child, his attitudes, moral values along with social values, physical health education like sports — both outdoor and indoors sports — which need nursing and proper care. These must be taken into consideration by the teachers before putting grades,” he said.
Till Class X, a student is not matured enough to face the examination phobia but once he gets into Class XI he knows how to go about it, he added.
At least 60 schools are participating at the three-day training.