Andhra Pradesh AP govt. has made new changes in its Exam system as educational reforms. This was made after heavy leakage cases found in Summative Assessment exams this year. Carry forward 5% of marks of Classess 8th and 9th to 10th Class cancelled from academic year 2018-19.
In the G.O. 2nd read above, Government have issued orders to implement carry forward of weightage of 5% marks of Class VIII and 5% marks of Class IX to Class X Internal Assessment marks from the academic year 2017-18 and subsequently, issued orders for implementation of it from the academic year 2018-19 vide G.O. 3rd read above.
In the reference 5th read above, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati has stated that a State Level Workshop was organized on 29.05.2017 at Vijayawada on the implementation of the Continuation and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern and other examination reforms and the related G.Os issued by the Government from time to time. In all about 170 participated in the workshop, including Hon’ble Teacher M.L.Cs, representatives of Teachers Unions, Professors of NCERT, representatives of other State S.C.E.R.Ts (i.e., Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Director, RMSA, SPD SSA, RJDSEs, DEOs, Principals of DIETs, Principals of CTEs & IASEs, Dy.E.Os, MEOs, HMs, Teachers, Managements of Private Schools, Citizens and NGOs.
The Workshop highlighted many issues and challenges being faced in implementing CCE pattern of evaluation and recent G.Os issued for the betterment of Assessment and Evaluation. Three of the key recommendations of the Workshop were to conduct only 2 Summative Assessments (as being done in Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala) instead of three (3), removing weightage for internal marks of classes VIII and IX in class X; and external evaluation of Summative Assessments. To implement these three recommendations of the Workshop, the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati has proposed certain amendments/additions to the related G.Os issued during the 2013, 2015 and 2016 and requested to bring out these amendments into effect from the current academic year i.e. 2017-18.
In the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati and keeping in view of the recommendations of the workshop held on 29.05.2017, after careful examination of the matter, Government hereby cancel the orders issued vide G.O.Ms.No.12 School Edn (Prog.II) Dept., dated: 25.02.2016 and G.O.Ms. No.32 School Edn (Prog.II) Dept., dated: 24.05.2016.
4. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Amaravati shall take further necessary action accordingly.