60% students against using internal marks for Class XII score

60% students against using internal marks for Class XII score

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: While 80 per cent of Class XII students are relieved and pleased that the board examinations have been cancelled, nearly two-thirds of them are concerned about the use of internal school assessments to calculate results, a survey revealed on Tuesday. The online survey, led by the study abroad platform The WorldGrad, was conducted among more than 4,000 users who registered on the platform in the last two months. It showed that 60 per cent of the students do not think that it is a good idea to use pre-boards and internal school marks to calculate their Class XII results.

On June 1, the Centre had decided to cancel the CBSE Class XII board exams for 2021 in view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has also scrapped the ISC (Class XII) exams for this year, saying that a scheme for evaluating the students will be announced soon. Many state boards have also cancelled the Class XII board exams in their respective states. Following the cancellation, speculation is rife on what would be the methodology to calculate the Class XII board scores.

"However, based on the survey, it is likely that the students will not be happy with this methodology. There are two reasons for it. Firstly, this year all the internal examinations have been conducted online with most schools struggling with the modality. Students and parents have little confidence in the internal assessments conducted.

The survey also showed that 80 per cent of the students have given a pre-board exam, but only 55 per cent have received the results. However, regardless of whether they have received the results, 60 per cent of the students are not in favour of using these for their final scores. Nearly half the students haven't even gotten formal results from the schools, which suggest that schools haven't really formalised anything. We have heard from some of our students that schools have just 'shown' them marks online during Zoom calls," Mital said.

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