Parents are worried as last year in June July there was a news that ICSE board has proposed to conduct board exam for grade 5 and grade 8.
While most of the news media spread that news like a wildfire, most did not bother to do a follow-up or even inquire the board.
So this is what the board said after it was asked to respond to the rumors.
‘Not A Board Examination’, CISCE Clarifies Proposed Assessment For ICSE Class 5, 8
In a clarification published regarding the CISCE Curriculum and the proposed assessment for Class 5 and 8, the council which conducts ICSE and ISC board exams said the proposed changes do not mean “Board” examination.Proposed Assessment For ICSE Classes 5, 8 ‘Not A Board Examination’: CISCE
In its latest clarification, CISCE has said the Council has designed and developed a broad-based Curriculum for Preschool to Class 8, to facilitate an upward mobility in the teaching and learning process and to lead children in a graded and progressive manner to derive the full benefit of the ICSE and ISC syllabi.
With the introduction of the CISCE curriculum, the council has said, it becomes imperative to ensure that progression of students against the defined learning outcomes is carefully monitored. The Council plans to do this through an assessment which will be conducted at the levels of Class 5 and Class 8 in four subjects – English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
This assessment, the statement said, is envisaged to be ‘a non-threatening diagnostic assessment unrelated to classroom academic scores’, hence, no prior preparation on the part of the students is required.
A copy of the curriculum has already been sent to all Council affiliated schools and is also available on the Council’s website.
To facilitate proper implementation of the curriculum, the Council has already started the process of conducting workshops for Master Trainers, who will in turn train teachers at the regional level, thereby ensuring that affiliated schools are given an opportunity to benefit from this training and to effectively transact the curriculum in the classroom.
The Council is currently discussing the modalities of implementation of the process of assessment.
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