Curriculum Assessment Pattern (CCE)
The term Education – broadly means “The act or process of imparting or acquiring knowledge, and skills which will enable an individual to have a better life in future”.
To have a formal education there is a need to have a “curriculum” – which is a set of courses and their content.
In 2009, CBSE came out with CCE for grade 9 and 10. CCE refers to ‘A system of school based evaluation of a student which covers all aspects of development’.
This system of evaluation is expected to be based on two premises :
- A Continuous evaluation and assessment of broad based learning;
- Lessons learnt and knowledge gained should reveal a transformation in terms of attitude and behaviour patterns of the students at school and in the community
The term ‘continuous’ means evaluation is not an one-time event, it is a composite aggregate of – regularity of assessment ; diagnosis of learning gaps; use of corrective measures; feedback and self-evaluation.
Term ‘comprehensive’ means that this system of evaluation attempts to cover both:
- Co-scholastic aspects of a student’s growth and development.
The major thrust of CCE is on continuous growth of student in the following fields:
- Cultural and
- Social development
Thus teaching at school is expected to be:
- Interdisciplinary and holistic
- Promote Critical thinking and problem-solving skills amongst students
- Should involve students in Participatory decision making
- Should be Locally relevant in a global context
- Multi-method, multi-sourced, multi-accessed
- Should aim at Skill and Capacity building
- Should Inculcating values
- Should encourage Respect for tradition, culture, knowledge, diversity