Yearly, college students get to jot down 4 formative assessments (FAs), two summative assessments (SAs), and pre-finals. This yr, the state has decreased the variety of assessments by half. Academics mentioned conducting FA- II, SA, and pre-finals look unlikely as faculties stay shut attributable to a surge in Covid-19 instances.
“This yr, the variety of papers has been decreased, so is the syllabus. Though mannequin papers are made accessible, college students usually are not totally conversant in the query paper sample. Except they get to jot down a number of apply checks earlier than the board examination, they won’t be fully ready,” mentioned M Ravindar, a authorities instructor and vice-president, Telangana Progressive Academics’ Discussion board. As per the schedule launched by the division of college schooling, FA2 must be performed by April 15. Summative evaluation was scheduled to be held between Might 17 and Might 13. FA1 was held in March.
“If not for apply, at the very least SA must be performed as they’re wanted for inside evaluation as they carry 20% weightage,” United Academics’ Federation basic secretary Chava Ravi mentioned. He mentioned that in case board exams should be cancelled, college students should be promoted, as performed final yr, primarily based on inside evaluation marks. SSC exams are held for 600 marks (100 marks for every topic) — 480 marks for board exams and 120 for internals.
College students and their dad and mom additionally mentioned that it was not truthful to ask them to seem for exams with out correct preparation. “Even when I get to attend SA exams earlier than boards, it’s going to enhance my confidence. Proper now, I’m not positive what I realized by means of digital courses and whether or not or not it’s enough to offer boards,” Akhil V, a category 10 scholar, mentioned.
Commissioner and director of college schooling, A Sridevasena, mentioned that proper now they didn’t obtain any directions about examinations. “Till we obtain directions from the federal government to not conduct examinations, we shall be making all preparations for the conduct of examinations. Until date, we haven’t acquired any directions on resuming bodily courses or assessments, or board exams. These are coverage choices to be taken by the federal government,” Sridevasena instructed TOI.