Testing dilemma

Testing dilemma
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First Published: Fri, Sep 11 2009. 01 03 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Sep 11 2009. 01 03 AM IST
Human Resources Development minister Kapil Sibal has announced that the Central Board of Secondary Education or the CBSE will abolish the Xth Class board from the next academic year.
This year, the board will hold the standardised tests but will give grades instead of marks. From next year on, schools will be responsible for continuous evaluation of students instead of just a one end-year exam.
Sibal’s decisions have worried students across public and private schools. Students, surprisingly, are in favour of the board conducting exams. They say they trust standardises tests more because they allows them to compare themselves with other students. They also are in favour of actual scores being awarded instead of grades.
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First Published: Fri, Sep 11 2009. 01 03 AM IST