The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) instructed their regional offices for surprise check-ups on Schools preparing board results for Class 10 and Class 12 to ensure that the policy by the board is effectively implemented. Amidst the second wave of the pandemic, Class 10 and 12 boards were cancelled. The results are to be tabulated by the school with respective evaluation criteria issued by the board.
“To ensure that policy issued by CBSE is implemented effectively, it has been decided that schools be immediately visited by the officials of the regional offices to verify the work done by the schools under their jurisdiction.”, the circular reads.
“In order to have actual information of the result work of the schools, it may be ensured that while visiting the schools, no prior intimation be given to the schools and only sudden inspection is carried out. For completing this responsibility, it is necessary that all the officials involved in this work get themselves fully accustomed to the tabulation policy of the board,” it added.
CBSE’s evaluation criteria for Class 12 students with 30:30:40 weightage of Class 10th, 11th and 12th scores respectively. Class 12 pre-board, internal assessment, practical and project work scores will be used as the 40% weightage. The final assessment by the school will be uploaded on the board’s link provided to the school by July 15 and the results are likely to be out by July 31.
The notice, issued by Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations, also mentioned that “Schools will be inspected in such a manner that at least each category of schools i.e. Private/Govt./KVS/NVS is covered. A pointwise report may be prepared of each school by the official concerned.” The official will also sign on the documents inspected especially Rationale documents.
The notice also read that a complete report signed by the official along with the softcopy of the documents shall be sent to Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations CBSE by July 12.
Dr Bhardwaj gave his view that the CBSE Tabulation Policy for Class 12 marks gives a lot of discretion to school results committees to assign and even revise marks of individual students in order to ensure they align with the school’s historical performance. In order to reduce the possibility of bias, each panel must include two external members and also record the justification for all its decisions in a Rationale document.