Characteristics & Problems Faced by Teachers in Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) refers to a procedure of assessment that evaluates the performance of learners on school-based research. It was developed by the Right to Education Act of India in 2009 and is directed by the same body. The state governments in India along with the Central Board of Secondary Education in India introduced this assessment proposal for students belonging to standard 6-10 and for standard 12 in some schools.
The term ‘continuous’ in this context refers to stress on the fact that the evaluation of a student’s identified aspects of growth is not an incident but a continuous process. It is blended into the teaching learning process and is involved in the entire duration of the academic session. The term ‘comprehensive’ refers to the fact that the scheme covers the scholastic as well as the co-scholastic aspects of the learner’s growth and development.
Characteristics of CCE
The main characteristics of CCE are as follows:
1. The ‘continuous’ aspect of CCE includes ‘continual’ and ‘periodicity’ features of assessment.
2. The ‘comprehensive’ aspect of CCE is concerned with the assessment of the overall development of the child’s personality.
3. CCE involves the scholastic as well as the co-scholastic aspect of the learner’s growth.
4. Several techniques associated with criteria are used for the assessment of vo-scholastic areas whereas various indicators of checklists and assessment are done for the assessment of life skills.
Problems Faced by Teachers in CCE
Some of the problems faced by teachers in CCE are as follows:
Large strength of learners
Many students may cause the teacher difficulty in managing the students and he or she may also not be able to offer individual attention.
CCE requires a lot of time that teachers must spend evaluating the learners and hence, this can put additional strain on teachers due to which there may be a negative influence on the assessment of learners.
Increased Volume of Work
Due to CCE, learners have to give various tests throughout the year and due to this, it can be an increased burden not only for the learners but for the teachers as well.
Along with an increased volume of work, teachers may also have to perform additional tasks which may not suit their liking.
Negligent Attitude of Parents
The CCE system is not supported by all and few parents may prefer the traditional method of evaluation and this lack of support by the parents can cause difficulty to the teacher.
CCE takes an overall coverage of the student’s development and is a developmental process of assessment which emphasises on two fold objectives that include continuousness in evaluation and assessment of broad-based learning and behavioural outcomes on the other.