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Assessment Policy

Pre-Nursery to V

There are no formal tests or examinations for our blooming buds of classes Pre-Nursery to V. The development in different skills of these kids is regularly communicated to parents through specially designed Progress and Performance Profiles of each student highlighting their skill acquisition in different domains viz; Language, Cognitive, Self-help skills alongwith their Physical, Personal, Social and Emotional Development through four Activity based Cycle evaluation placed after each theme of their respective curriculum.

VI to X

ASSESSMENT CUM EVALUATION DETAILS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18

Based on the new assessment model by CBSE, the class VI to X Examination has been restored w.e.f the Academic Year 2017-18. Therefore the following changes are being introduced in the Evaluation Cycle of Grades VI to X.

Main Subjects TERM-1 (100 marks)
(1st half of the session)
20 marks Internal Assessment +
80 marks for Half Yearly Exam
TERM-2 (100 marks)
(2nd half of the session)
20 marks Internal Assessment +
80 marks for Annual Exam
Hindi
English
Mathematics
Science
Social Science
PT 1
(20 Marks)

• Periodic Test 1 with syllabus covered till announcement of PT - 1 (Weightage out of 10 marks)
• Note Book Submission
5 marks
• Sub Enrichment Activities 5 marks
Half Yearly Exam
• Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half Yearly exam dates by school
PT 2
(20 Marks)

• Periodic Test 1 with syllabus covered till announcement of PT - 2 (Weightage out of 10 marks)
• Note Book Submission
5 marks
• Sub Enrichment Activities 5 marks
Annual Exam
Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus coverage as below:
Class VI: 10% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term (Unit 3 & 4)

Class VII: 20% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term (Unit 3 & 4)
Soft Subjects
Sanskrit
French
Computer
PT 1
(10 Marks)
(Weightage out of 5 marks)
• Note Book Submission
2 marks at term end
• Sub Enrichment 3 marks at term end
Written Exam For PT 2
(10 Marks)
(Weightage out of 5 marks)
• Note Book Submission
2 marks at term end
• Sub Enrichment 3 marks at term end
Class VIII: 30% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term (Unit 3 & 4)

FOR GRADES VI to VIII

1. Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas : Periodic Test 1 (PT -1), Half-Yearly Exam & PT – 2 :


Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas
(Classes VI – VIII)
(School will award grades as per the following grading scale)

MARKS RANGE GRADE
91-100 A1
81-90 A2
71-80 B1
61-70 B2
51-60 C1
41-50 C2
33-40 D
32 & below E (Needs Improvement)

2. Notebook submission:

As per the new assessment model, 5 marks have been allocated to notebook upkeep and submission. In each unit, the educator shall assess the notebooks towards the end of the unit on the following parameters:

(a) Neatness of handwriting-1 mark
(b) Regularity of submission-1 mark
(c) Task completion-1 mark
(d) Content Accuracy-1 mark
(e) Maintenance of workbook and other subject material (cover, label etc.)-1 mark.
For the final marks, the educator shall take an average of all the four units.

3. Subject enrichment activities and assessments:

The formative assessments are now replaced with subject enrichment activities or assessments which will be subject specific and aimed at enhancing and understanding and skills of the students.
As per the new assessment model, 5 marks have been allocated for these subject enrichment activities in each term. These activities are different for various subjects as listed below:


Subject Enrichment Activity
Hindi & English Speaking and listening skills development activities
Science Practical Lab work and Projects
Math Math Lab activities and Projects
Social Science Map work & Project work

4. Co-Scholastic Activities (Classes VI to VIII):

For the holistic development of the student, co-curricular activities in the following areas will be carried out by the teachers and students will be graded term-wise on a 3-point grading scale (A=Outstanding, B=Very Good and C=Fair). The aspect of regularity, sincere participation, output and teamwork will be the generic criteria for grading in the following co-scholastic activities:

(a) Work Education - Work Education refers to skill-based activities resulting in goods or services useful to the community
(b) Art Education (Visual & Performing Art)
(c) Health and Physical Education (Sports/Martial Arts/Yoga/Scouts & Guides etc.)

5. Discipline (Classes VI to VIII):

The students will also be assessed for the discipline which will be based on the factors like attendance, sincerity, behaviour, values, tidiness, respectfulness for rules and regulations, attitude towards society, nation and others. Grading on Discipline will be done term-wise on a 3-point grading scale (A=Outstanding, B=Very Good and C=Fair)

6. There is no change in the language scheme being practised at School.

Grades V to VIII will study English & Hindi as main languages and Sanskrit & French as additional languages to get equal exposure towards Indian & International Language Systems.

FOR GRADES IX & X

Main Subjects TERM-1 (100 marks)
(1st half of the session)
20 marks Internal Assessment +
80 marks for Half Yearly Exam
TERM-2 (100 marks)
(2nd half of the session)
20 marks Internal Assessment +
80 marks for Annual Exam
Hindi
English
Mathematics
Science
Social Science
Internal Assessment
PT 1
(20 Marks)
(July)

• Periodic Test 1 with syllabus covered till announcement of PT - 1 (Weightage out of 10 marks)
• Note Book Submission
5 marks
• Sub Enrichment Activities 5 marks
Half Yearly Exam
(September)

• Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half Yearly exam dates by school
Internal Assessment
PT 2
(20 Marks)
(November)

• Periodic Test 2
• 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of PT - 2 (Weightage out of 10 marks)
• Note Book Submission
5 marks
• Sub Enrichment Activities 5 marks
Annual Exam
(February)

Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus coverage as below:
Class IX: 100% syllabus of Term I + Term II.
Pre-Board(January / February)
Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus coverage as below:

Class X: 100% of syllabus of Term I + II in Board Examination conducted by CBSE in March 2018.
Soft Subjects

Information Technology
PT 1
(10 Marks)
(Weightage out of 5 marks)
• Note Book Submission
2 marks at term end
• Sub Enrichment 3 marks at term end
Written Exam For PT 2
(10 Marks)
(Weightage out of 5 marks)
• Note Book Submission
2 marks at term end
• Sub Enrichment 3 marks at term end
Students of Grade X will take Board Examination in March 2018 as per CBSE guidelines.

1. Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas : Periodic Test 1 (PT -1), Half-Yearly Exam & PT – 2 :

Grading Scale for Scholastic Areas
(Classes IX & X)
(School will award grades as per the following grading scale)

MARKS RANGE GRADE
91-100 A1
81-90 A2
71-80 B1
61-70 B2
51-60 C1
41-50 C2
33-40 D
32 & below E (Failed)

2. Notebook submission:

As per the new assessment model, 5 marks have been allocated to notebook upkeep and submission. In each unit, the educator shall assess the notebooks towards the end of the unit on the following parameters:

(a) Neatness of handwriting-1 mark
(b) Regularity of submission-1 mark
(c) Task completion-1 mark
(d) Content Accuracy-1 mark
(e) Maintenance of workbook and other subject material (cover, label etc.)-1 mark.
For the final marks, the educator shall take an average of all the four units.

3. Subject enrichment activities and assessments:

The formative assessments are now replaced with subject enrichment activities or assessments which will be subject specific and aimed at enhancing and understanding and skills of the students.
As per the new assessment model, 5 marks have been allocated for these subject enrichment activities in each term. These activities are different for various subjects as listed below:


Subject Enrichment Activity
Hindi & English Speaking and listening skills development activities
Science Practical Lab work and Projects
Math Math Lab activities and Projects
Social Science Map work & Project work

4. Co-Scholastic Activities (Classes IX & X):

Schools should promote co-curricular activities for the holistic development of the student. These activities will be graded on a 5-point grading scale (A to E) and will have no descriptive indicators. No up scaling of grades will be done.

Activity To be graded on a 5-point scale
(A-E) in School
Areas and objectives (as prescribed in the Scheme of
Studies for subjects of Internal Assessment)
Work Education First Aid, SUPW etc. Work education is a distinct curricular area for students for participation in social, economic and welfare activities. Student gets a sense of community service and develops self-reliance.
Art Education Visual Art & Performing Art Art Education constitutes an important area of curricular activity for development of wholesome personality of the students. Students will select one or more forms of creative arts.
Health & Physical Education Sports/Martial Arts/Yoga/NCC/Scouts & Guide etc. Health & Physical Activity preferably sports must be given a regular period. Students should be provided opportunities to get professionally trained in the area of their interest. Indigenous sports. Yoga and NCC is encouraged thus creating a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self-sacrifice and health care.

5. Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Behaviour, Values) (Classes IX & X) :

Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps build character. Sincerity, good behaviour and values develop strength and foster unity and co-operation. Therefore, the element of discipline has been introduced. Class teacher along with the School Counsellor will be responsible for grading the students on a Five-point scale (A to E) incorporating life skills training in the weekly timetable.

XI & XII

The assessment for class XI & XII is carried out by regularly placed Activities, Class-tests, Assignments, Projects, Mock tests and other Term based examinations. Students are also provided with series of Remedial and Enrichment worksheets according to their performance.

The Weekly Schedule

St. Mary’s Christian School follows an 8 periods, 5 days-a-week Schedule. This ‘5 days-a-week’ schedule aims at enabling the children spend more time to develop healthier relationships with the parents and others at home. This schedule aims at providing a complete weekend to the child which in turn ensures a complete home nurturing. It also leads to stronger family bonds and relations and there is sumptuous and sufficient time for Self- learning and growth. There is ample time to play, to learn, to discover and experience new things in life. Also, the School organizes various Educational tours and Enrichment workshops for students, teachers and parents on various Saturdays.

Dear Parents,

To ensure maximum and effective attainment of educational goals, parents are requested to take keen interest in academics and activities being done at School. Also, provide a quiet and study-oriented environment at home to your child.
Design & follow a holistic timetable for your ward including time for HW, Self-Study, Indoor/Outdoor Playtime, TV, etc.
Wishing your child all the very best for a brilliant Academic Year 2017-18.

Best Regards
Principal