Assessment and Evaluation
Monitoring a child's progress at School Vivekananda is a comprehensive continuous process. It does not rest solely on the grades or marks that a child obtains in tests and examination or for written work. The process takes into account the child's multifaceted personality. The class teachers along with subject teachers help the students to cope up with the required standard. and are closely monitored. They make the process smooth and stress-free in partnership with the parents.
The testing tool varies from subject to subject and only relevant ones for the particular subject is fully used. It may vary from oral skills, aural comprehension to presentation skills, assimilations kills of data and its interpretation.
Also, Project Work, Practical application, field trip reports and others are assessed as well along with formal written work. Child's participation in classroom discussions, attendance, 'interest in sports and cultural' activities are also taken into account.
Personality traits like inter and intra personal skills, punctuality, attitude towards teachers, peers, environment, school property, personal belongings and soon are also assessed.
The holistic approach towards the child's all-round development of his personality is well taken care of and documented to monitor the progress and make improvement programme available when required on time.
Internal Assessment includes quality and regularity of Home Work, Class Work, Assignments and any other project work assigned.
A variety of mid-cycle tests ranging over all aspects of MI for holistic development, are given to the students.
Same type of assessment will not be used more than once – to ensure multiple assessment techniques.
- Simple project work is planned over the year and spaced out, evenly across the two terms and the short vacations, so that there is at least one project per subject over the whole year; or, one topic to be researched across subjects on a given theme. Project guidelines are worked out and handed to the students in writing, when the first project is given. The project will be assessed on a 10- point scale and the effort / time spent will commensurate with that.
- Presentation in class – the students may be instructed to present their project on any topic in the syllabus or current issues. Presentation of learning happened through the particular period of time is another newfangled method introduced to assist the children to be well prepared for the challenges that lie ahead of them in the 21st century. This activity is programmed for the students, right from Pre-Primary classes onwards.
- Quiz, based on the lessons taught are also be conducted.
- Oral/aural activities are held on a regular basis.
- Questionnaire based on field trip – objective of all field trips will be told to the students clearly before going for the trip as also what are the things to look out for, observe etc.
- Worksheets - Skill based worksheets on various concepts are regularly administered.
- Activity sheets that evoke analytical thinking also find a way for assessment.
- HW/ CW submission are recorded and weightage is given for these as well.
Weekly tests are held in all subjects as per the schedule given.
Every term minimum of TWO (2) rounds / cycles of weekly tests will be conducted (in some cases more than two may be conducted but a maximum of two will be considered)
Each test of 40 marks is conducted for Grades 6 to 10 and of 20 marks for Grade 5.
Provision to record the marks after every test is given in the student hand book. The parents may note the same on a regular basis and attest it with their signature and seek the teacher’s help if required, immediately. Satisfactory written explanation for absence has to be given to the class teacher along with a Medical Certificate within 10 days from the date of Test failing which exemption from test will not be granted.
Term End Examination:
The syllabi in all subjects are divided into two terms and Examination conducted as under:
Term 1 Examination: Syllabus covered from May to September
Term 2 Examination: Syllabus covered from October to March
Examination will be conducted for 80 marks in each of the subjects at the end of term. Portions for the examination would be restricted to that term. However some basic conceptual portions of Languages, Mathematics and Science will be included in the Term 2 Examination upto Grades 7. From Grades 8 to 10 the ICSE / State Board patterns will be followed respectively.
Evaluation will be based on the student’s continuous academic and non - academic performance during the year.
Improvement classes in academics would be organized to help the students unable to upgrade their performances in academics and be at par with the class level.
Compilation of Annual Results:
- From Pre-Preparatory till Grade 4 there is no formal examination system. However students will be assessed on the worksheets / Appraisals which are carried out in the class, on a regular basis. Students should reach a satisfactory standard in English, second language and other core subjects.
- As this is an on-going process, time table and syllabus will not be given. Students would be getting trained to be prepared at all time and any time. The students at this level are being helped to hone their skills in understanding the basic concepts which they should be able to apply always moving forward.
- 80% attendance in each term is a must for promotion to the next class.
- Under special circumstances the Principal reserves the right to take necessary decision.
- Average marks calculation of Weekly Tests.
Absence in only one Test (per subject) on approved Medical grounds, during the entire academic session, is permissible. However, no retest will be conducted, but the student will be eligible for promotion.
- Calculation of Marks for term ending Examination :
- Evaluation will be based on the student’s continuous academic and non-academic performance during the academic year.
- If a child is absent for an examination, she/he may not appear for it at a later date.
- In the event of absence for any term exam (on medical grounds with medical certificate), consolidated percentage aggregate will be calculated for promotion.
- In case of the students who have missed an Examination, due to any other valid reasons, consolidated percentage will be calculated for the Final Result.
- If a student is absent for any reason other than those mentioned above, she / he will not be considered for promotion.
- Tabulation of Results for Each Term
Nature of Assessment Marks Regular Class work/Home work/ Project work 20 20% of 100 Marks 20 Class Test (Cycle 1) 40 Class Test(Cycle 2) 40 Term Exam (1/2) 100 Marks FINAL RESULT 50% of Term1 + 50% of Term2
- Students securing 45% and above in all cognitive subjects, in each of the two terms, will qualify for promotion
- 80% attendance in each of the two terms is a must.
- The student who repeats in the same class for two years in succession may not continue in the school.
- The Principal’s decision with regard to promotion is final
The same pattern will be followed in both Term 1 and Term 2 exams
Term 1 (May to October) -- 50%
Term 2 (November to April) -- 50%