The Hush Post: The policy of uniform assessment for classes 6 to 8 has been withdrawn by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) after objection from the country’s top child rights body NCPCR.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has said that the evaluation policy is against the Right to Education Act (RTE). “As per decision of the governing body of CBSE, the earlier circular about the uniform system of assessment, examination and report card for classes 6 to 8 stands repealed,” according to an official notification by the CBSE.
According to the past circular, “to increase the confidence in the students to start preparing for Class X Board examination when they join the upper primary stage in Class 6, the CBSE has decided to implement the uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and issue of report cards for classes 6 to 8 on the same pattern.” The system of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation for Class X has also been stopped.
It is important to mention that there have been spates of suicides in the past couple of year as a result of which there has been a rethink regarding how much stress a child can handle and how to do away the stress.