Principal Welcome CBSE Class 12 Result 2021 Tabulation Policy, Raise Concerns Over Including Class 11 marks
Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE yesterday released the tabulation policy for computation of Class 12 result 2021. Supreme Court has also given its nod to the policy, clearing the way for the result work to commence. As for the school principals, the decision has been welcomed at large, except few concerns and ambiguities in the policy.
Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, Principal of The Scindia School said that with no exams, the decision of CBSE is more than welcome. “The fact that so many students would’ve travelled and moved to various centers, would’ve put millions at risk of covid19. I do appreciate that the best three performing subjects out of the main five subjects of Class X shall be considered for the result. However, my suggestion would be to include 30% from class X and 70% from class XII. Students take it easy in class XI, and class X result data is more reliable,” he added.
On the overall merit of the evaluation, he said that it was time for us to investigate the reliance on one exam. “The current situation should be used to create holistic assessments which include, apart from Academics, their Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Psychological developments too. At the moment, we are too cognitive in our educational assessment; may be, a slight shift from that stand would do well for society. The fact that we are reimagining class XII results this year maybe a good beginning!” he said.
Speaking in favour of the policy, Ms. Reema Rai, Principal AIS shares that it was a good way to standardize the result and give a fairer judgment to students. There were, however, a few areas of concern that require further clarity.
“Considering marks for three years is perhaps a fair way to judge the overall performance of the student. However, for the students who struggled in their Class 11, the criteria could raise concerns. There are many students who fail in Class 11 or score much less than what they end up scoring in Class 12. For such students, the criteria of 30:30:40 may impact their final result. While the board has given the option of improving their score, it is not truly easy for the student to go back once the process of admissions begins!” she opines.
Raising the same concerns, Dr. Mona Lisa Bal, Chairperson, KiiT International School said “ One aspect that could do with further deliberation is that we often see some students reach their true potential in the later part of their school years. The results of these late bloomers might have some implication if they have not had decent scores in two of the three classes to be taken into consideration. However, keeping the option of taking the class 12 exams open for such students is again a positive step.”
“The batch of 2020-2021 board students have faced the most uncertain academic year in recent history. It is high time to put their anxiety to rest and help them move forward in their career and educational journey. We welcome the assessment that has been given a nod by our honourable Supreme Court as it gives a concrete direction to the marking scheme. As a responsible school, we will take the best interest of the students while marking them,” she adds.
Dr. Sindhura, MD, the Narayana Group says that the policy would provide ‘uniformity and no student will be at a disadvantage’. As for the grey areas, he says that Class 11 and 12 score may raise concerns.
“There will be discrepancies since these exams were conducted internally by schools, and marking schemes vary from school to school putting some students at a disadvantage. Perhaps weightage given to Class XI could have been reduced or only the top 3 subjects from Class XI final exams and Class XII mid-terms or finals could have been considered.”
“Another point of ambiguity is that the total marks awarded should closely match a school’s past performance in the CBSE Class XII board examinations. While this is fine in theory, CBSE needs to define the parameters more clearly and the process on how outliers will be determined and reviewed. Past performance does not necessarily indicate the potential of the present batch of students” he says.
Ms. Sumita Vij, PGT English at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad calls it a practicable solution but errs on the site of caution. “This pattern comes with its set of positives and negatives. Considering the marks of Class 10, best of three subjects from 5 subjects is a good move as it is a standardized version and gives uniformity to all students. Taking up class XI grades however would not ascertain uniformity for all students as many are focused on the preparation of competitive examinations like JEE, NEET, CLAT, etc., and thereby do tend to lose track but they capture the essence of Board Examinations in grade XII,” she says.
Source – Times Now News
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Published on June 18, 2021