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GBSHE Planning to conduct Internal Assessment in Schools

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GBSHE To Start Internal Assessment
The GBSHE (Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education) is all set to draw new guidelines for schools on the pattern of Internal Assessment, after the analysis of performance of school in public exams held by boards are conducted.

The main reason to start such assessment is that there are allegations that some schools give high internal marks to their students which alters the public exam results.

The Chairman of the Goa Board, JT Rebello said "The Board was aware of the fact that high marking in internal assessment is resulting in schools obtaining good results at the Class 10 Board examination which have 20% internal component."

"Once we complete the on-going supplementary examination procedures, the Board through its new committee will take up the task of looking into this matter", he added.

He in-fact pointed out the evaluations done by city schools are in line with the Board. He disclosed that in the present system, there is too much stress on passing exams rather than learning. He stated "There is a need for testing students on lesser portion and the evaluation must be more realistic".

Rebello said that other Boards in the country are following system of Continuous Evaluation where the focus is on learning and not passing Board exams. The process of evaluation is undergoing changes, and a system has to be worked out where Board exams will be done away eventually.

Speaking to the media he said "The CBSE has phased out Board exams and introduced the semester system. The Goa Board will endeavor to find out the way in which the best evaluation of students should be done and get feedback from various quarters in the educational system before drawing out guidelines on the same and circulating it to the schools.

He said that competition at the higher levels of education was acceptable while that at the Board level schools should be eliminated.

However, he said that the number of students for science at Class 12 had increased considerably this year, and there could be between 700 plus students in the science Stream. Technical and Polytechnic institutions would now get adequate and quality students.

In Goa, there are sufficient engineering colleges and students would get ample opportunities to avail of such education in these institutions, he said.

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