Meghalaya to stop exams, start evaluation in schools

Meghalaya will introduce a continuous and comprehensive evaluation system in state schools from the next academic year, freeing students from examinations.

Shillong: Meghalaya will introduce a
continuous and comprehensive evaluation system in state
schools from the next academic year, freeing students from
examinations.

To begin with, the system would be launched in select
schools where overall performance of students from Classes I
to VIII will be continuously evaluated, replacing traditional
written tests and marking systems, Education Minister Ampareen
Lyngdoh said today.

Students would be evaluated after completion of every
chapter and therefore, and they don?t have to study the whole
book to pass an examination. This will help in minimizing drop
out rates, she said.

She said, "The system is being introduced to remove
fear of examination from students` minds, laying emphasis on
overall mental development rather than memorisation.

"Under the Centre`s Rastriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan,
every year 20 schools will be identified. Since CBSE has
already began the scheme, Meghalaya Board of Secondary
Education cannot say they cannot go ahead.

"The process of preparing materials for teachers
training has already began and the teachers training will be
conducted for two and half moth starting from December next,?
Lyngdoh said.

The government has made it mandatory for the teachers
who were selected to participate in the the training. "If a
teacher does not go for the training under any pretext, action
will be taken," Lyngdoh said.

-PTI

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