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Examinations

Examinations

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Classes I To V

There is no formal examination system for these classes. The objective of assessment is to monitor a child’s level of development without comparing it withothers. Through continuous evaluation, a comprehensive profile of his/her performance is assimilated and conveyed to the parents twice in a year. The assessment is recorded in the form of ‘Grade’ instead of ‘percentage’ to eliminate the negative factor inherent in ranking system.

CLASS PRE-NUR TO V
PROMOTION POLICY
There is no formal examination system for these classes. The objective of the assessment is to monitor a child’s level of development without comparing it with others. Through continuous evaluation, a comprehensive profile of his/her performance is assimilated and conveyed to the parents twice a year. The assessment/evaluation is recorded in the form of ‘Grade’/’Rubric’ instead of percentage to eliminate the negative factor inherent in the ranking system. At the end of the year, as far as possible, all children are promoted to the next class.

ASSESSMENT POLICY
Each assessment cycle is uploaded on the ERP and will be available for viewing of the parents. The Performance Achievement Card will be given at the term end on the OPEN HOUSE days as marked in the calendar.

STARZ (Pre Nur – Prep)
The students are evaluated based on the learner profiles, skills gained during the Units of Inquiry. There are 10 IB learner profiles, and at the end of each term their level of achievement for the same is conveyed at the Open House. The Skills are evaluated and graded under the following categories:
• I Listen, I speak, I Read, I Write
• I Can & I Do
• I Know I Think
• I, My Family and My Friends
• I Can Do Wonders
• I Create and I Appreciate

Primary Wing
The PYP approach to assessment encourages development of wider critical thinking and self-assessment skills. Students and teachers actively engage in the process of Inquiry and the students will be steered to assess their work at different stages and will reflect to see if the aims and objectives set for learning have been fulfilled.
Teachers use formative assessment to adjust lesson plans to meet student needs. Effective assessment also allows teachers to assess their own method of delivery. Summative assessments are used after instruction to summarize learning for reporting.
The academic year is divided into six transdisciplinary themes. Formative and summative assessments are conducted for each theme. The assessment methodology is a mix of skills, activities, presentations and class tests. There are two terms. Each term covers three Units if Inquiry.
To measure the effectiveness of learning-teaching in PYP, all five essential elements (concept, skill, knowledge, attitudes and action) will be measured.

Language (Hindi and English)
• Listening skill
• Speaking skill
• Reading (Loud and Comprehension)
• Writing
• Grammar

Mathematics
• Mental math
• Understanding
• Skill
• Application

EVS
• Skill
• Knowledge
The schedule for the above will be informed in the unit wise assessment calendar. Also, the students will be evaluated on the development of the ten learner profiles.

The Co-Scholastic/PSPE skills Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Yoga, PE, ICT are assessed on a regular basis.

 Assessment Rules

  1. Assessment will comprise of formative assessments.
  2. Formatives will be held throughout the year regularly.
  3. No assessment will be taken again in case of absenteeism.
I – Term April to September
II – Term October to February
Classes VI To X

As per CBSE guidelines the school has incorporated Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation which refers to a system of School-Based Evaluation of students that covers all aspects of students development.It means regularity of assessment, frequency of assessing, diagnosis of learning gaps, use of corrective measures, re-assessing and feedback of evidence to teachers and students for their self evaluation.Evaluation attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of students’ growth and development.

 The students will be graded according to Absolute Grading pattern as mentioned below.

Marks Range Grade Grade Point
91 – 100 A1 10.0
81 – 90 A2 9.0
71 – 80 B1 8.0
61 – 70 B2 7.0
51 – 60 C1 6.0
 41 – 50 C2 5.0
33 – 40 D 4.0
21 – 32 E1 -
0 – 20 E2 -

The pass percentage in each subject for these classes is 40%. The General Science subject comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology is an integrated one and the aggregate of the three should be 40%. The same applies to Social Science comprising History, Geography and Civics. The pass percentage in the Third Language (Sanskrit/French or any other) is also 40%. The third language French will be granted from class VI onwards, based on the performance in languages in both English and Hindi, taking the last 3 years academic record into account, which should not be less than A2 Grade. Computer Education is treated as an academic subject and the marks obtained in the subject are converted into grades and reflected in the report card along with other subjects.

The student must clear with 40% in Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment separately.

 Since Art Education, Work Experience, Physical Education and Club Portfolios are compulsory components of the curriculum, students must score at least ‘D’ Grade in Art, Music, Dance, Physical Education and any other activities introduced by the school from time to time. Community service also forms an integral part of the curriculum.

Class XI

To earn a clear promotion to the 2nd year of the +2 stage (Class XII) a student must clear/pass in each of the five subjects (one core language + four electives). In subjects where practicals are involved, the rule of passing separately in theory and practical is applicable as per the norms of CBSE.

 Special Note For Class XII
  1. Students of class XII must pass in all the five subjects in their Unit Tests and Half Yearly Examination to become eligible for submission of forms for the Board Examination in the ensuing year.
  2. They must also log in the minimum prescribed attendance of 75%. In the of their failure to qualify academically or shortage of attendance, their forms will not be sent to the Board along with regular students in September/October. However, the forms of such students may be submitted in December provided they qualify the written examination and make up their deficiency in attendance. The Late fee will be payable by such students.
Assessment Policy
  1. Promotion is based on the year long continuous and comprehensive evaluation throughout year.
  2. Absence from the assessment / unit test / examinations in the system of continuous evaluation is not permitted. A student absenting himself/herself from a assessment / unit test / examinations is not retested/ reexamined and loses the credits to the missed test/examination in the cumulative score.

FIRST TERM – FA1 (10%)+FA2 (10%)+SA1 (30%)

SECOND TERM – FA3 (10%)+FA4 (10%)+SA2 (30%)

Formative assessment (FA) 1+2+3+4 = 40%

Summative assessment (SA) 1+2 = 60%

  1. A student whose attendance during the year is less than 85% (Classes VI – IX)and 75% (Class X, XI, XII) may not be promoted to the next higher class as per the CBSE rules. The school does not entertain any concession in the shortage of attendance or for the re-examination of the student who has failed to earn promotion to the next higher class.
 Roll of Appreciation

To ensure continual improvement, Honours are conferred to students for the following :

 SCHOLASTIC HONOURS

Class VI and Above

A cumulative aggregate of 90% (or above) in Term I/Half Yearly and Term II/Annual Exams.

Scholar for consecutive 4 years.

CO-SCHOLASTIC HONOURS

 Classes : I – XII

 Outstanding Achievements

Most Eloquent Child

All Rounder

Helpful Child

Sports Person

Vigilant Child of The Year

Maths Wizard

Musically Inclined Child

Involvement in Theatre

Involvement in Dance

Most regular to School

Creative Artist

Tech Savvy

Most responsible

Club Portfolio

Involvement in Photography & Photoshop

Best Department

Exemplary Behaviour

Improved Grades

Active Participant

Best Student

BLUE BLAZERS

Blue blazers are given to those who become scholars for 4 years consecutively.