New Delhi : The National Progressive Schools Conference (NPSC), a revised promotion policy for students in grades 9 and 11, has persuaded an organization of more than 120 private schools in Delhi to submit a letter to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The revised policy, promulgated by the DOE, promotions will be on the basis of marks obtained in the mid-term (Term-1), annual (Term-2) examinations in addition to the marks obtained in all cases of internal evaluation, project, practical or taken together. .
The revised policy is an extension of the 2020-21 promotion policy.
“According to the revised promotion policy, a student can be given a maximum of 15 grace marks for reaching the required 33% marks in one or the other subject.
“So, if a child achieves a total of 18/100 (including theory and practical internal assessment), giving 15 Grace Marks will enable him to be promoted to the next grade,” NPSC Chairperson Sudha Acharya said in a letter to her central counterpart.
“Also, according to the revised rules, if a child fails to get 33% marks, he / she is eligible to appear in the compartment test for all the subjects in which he / she failed to get 33% marks.
“The concern is that giving a compartment test on all subjects would be equivalent to re-examination. It would not even measure how much knowledge the child has actually acquired and would widen the learning gap already created in two long years. About the epidemic,” he added.
Acharya further said that the provision of so few targets for promotion under the revised policy would be extremely frustrating for both teachers and students.
“Teachers will lack the motivation to set milestones for students and students will seldom realize the true value or value of education in such a relaxed manner,” he said.
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