Introduction: The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was an assessment process mandated by India’s Right to Education Act in 2009. State governments in India and the Central Board of Secondary Education in India proposed this assessment proposal for students in sixth to tenth grades and twelfth grade in some colleges.
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is a school-based student evaluation framework that considers all aspects of a student’s progress. It is a developmental evaluation framework that focuses on two goals. On the one hand, these goals maintain consistency in the measurement and assessment of broad-based learning and behavioral results.
The word ‘continuous’ is used in this scheme to emphasize that evaluating established aspects of students’ growth and development is a continuous process, not an occurrence built into the overall teaching-learning process and spans the entire academic session. It refers to assessment consistency, unit testing frequency, learning gap identification, corrective steps, retesting, and self-evaluation. The word ‘comprehensive’ refers to the scheme’s attempt to address both academic and extracurricular aspects of students’ growth and development.
CCE has the following benefits:
1. It promotes student learning by introducing new teaching methods and techniques. This means, that students get to study from different techniques and methods, which makes the overall process of teaching and learning very interesting.
2. Evaluates the learning needs and abilities of students. CCE helps the students to put their best foot forward and continuously test their own abilities. With the help of the CCE process, teachers and students can understand the area where students need more work.
3. Recognizes ongoing student success daily based on smaller portions. Performance checking is extremely important, which should be done regularly. Through CCE doing a thorough analysis of the child’s growth becomes easy and enhanced.
4. Identifies and addresses the special needs of students who are academically challenged.
5. Encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities rather than focusing exclusively on academics.
6. The vast CBSE portion of students is broken down into smaller chunks, and the stress of massive learning is alleviated.
7. Leads to comprehensive education, which emphasizes students’ overall growth in various areas. A child should be given a holistic approach of learning which should include a great blend of theoretical and practical knowledge.
8. CCE enables students in the XI class to make well-informed and better subject choices based on their academic success, aptitude, interests, and preferences.
9. Encourages emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and other life skills. Students need to get future-ready and for the same, they need to broaden their soft skills which can help them get ready for challenging situations.
Long-text reading is included in this category, which means that students are encouraged to read books other than academic books.
Students’ marks were replaced by grades in this CCE scheme, which were tested through a series of curricular and extracurricular assessments, as well as academics, with the overall goal of reducing the burden on the student by continuous assessment by taking a variety of small tests during the year instead of a single test at the end of the academic program. As a result, we can conclude that there are many benefits to using CCE in school-aged students.