Exam Pattern and Marks distribution to Formative Assessment
|S No||Assessment Tool||I to V Classes Marks||VI to X Marks|
|1||Children participation and Responses||10||5|
|2||Written items of children||10||5|
|3||Children Projects and Project reports||10||5|
|4||Children Written Expression||20||5|
Formative Assessment Grading
Guidelines for Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is done based on four tools that cover all the language competencies (academic standards).
3. Project work
4. Slip tests.
50 marks are allotted for each Formative Assessment out of which, 10 marks each for observation, notebooks, project work and 20 marks for slip tests. The teacher has to assess the performance of the learners during each term. This is not a single day activity; it is a cumulative account of what has happened on a day- to-day class room transaction.
Criteria for awarding marks under each tool:
Observation: The oral performance of children related to classroom activities which cover the academic standards i.e., listening and speaking, reading comprehension, oral discourses and their indicators should be considered while awarding marks.
Notebooks: The written performance of children related to conventions of writing, vocabulary, grammar, written discourses and the indicators written should be considered while awarding marks.
Projects: The oral and written performance of children which cover all academic standards should be considered while awarding marks in various stages ie., planning, execution, analysis and interpretation of data, report writing and presentation with feedback.
Slip Test: This test should be conducted without giving any prior notice to children. This test should cover any two / four targeted discourses in each formative assessment. This way all the targeted discourses should be covered. This practice will help children in attempting the written discourses in Summative Tests.
The following are the evidence for awarding marks:
• Teacher’s unit cum period plans that reflect children’s performance.
• Self – Assessment tools given in the TB for the use of learners.
• Student portfolio (Collection of the work done by the individual learner)
• Big books or other products evolving in groups through collaboration
• Scripts of Slip Test
Formative Assessment tools
1. Student participation / Responses / Reflection,
In Languages : Library / other book reading and reflecting (writing a report, speaking about it). In Mathematics : Framing new questions on their own.
In Science : Doing experiments and writing a lab record.
In Social Studies : Reading, Analyzing, Reflecting on current issues (writing a report and speaking about it).
2. Students written work,
3. Project work,
4. Slip test
Evidence : Teacher’s Year – Plan, Lessons Plan, Student’s Note books, Project Reports, Lab records, Answer scripts etc