Tribune News Service
Faridkot, November 25
State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) on Wednesday issued directions to all district education officers (DEOs) for the conducting the mid-term December exams for all primary, upper primary, secondary and senior secondary classes in the state.
These tests will start from December 7 to 24.
While all students of I to VIII classes will be evaluated on the basis of online test, the Class IX to XII students will write the exam in their schools, offline.
The SCERT has also released the date-sheet for these test. As per the date-sheet, the online exam of 1 to V classes will be conducted from December 15to December 19.
The exam schedule for VI to XII class has been fixed from December 7 to December 24.
Though these exams for Class I to VIII would be conducted online on Google Quiz, there would be objective and subjective questions in these online exams.
The SCERT has already reduced the syllabus for all classes in view of the Covid-19 crisis. The syllabus has been reduced on the basis of the recommendation of a committee of experts.
Sources in the SCERT revealed that the opening of government schools for Class IX to XII students last week notwithstanding, the attendance of the students in most of the schools is very poor. Approximately 10 to 15 per cent of students are attending the offline classes in the schools. So with an objective of bringing more and more students of Class IX to XII in the schools, the school education department has decided to conduct the offline exam for these students/ Besides assessing their learning through the online mode since March 23 when all schools were closed, the school education department want these students to be regular in attending their offline classes in the schools with the December exams so that they could brace up for the final exams in March, 2021, said the sources.
Aim of the examination is to understand where students stand after months of online teaching and learning.
“We want to use the examination as a diagnostic tool to figure out where students are going wrong, so that remedial classes can be held,” said a senior functionary in the school education department.