Over the last few years there has been a countrywide debate amongst pedagogues, parents, teachers and members of various educational boards regarding a change in the evaluation system in schools, which by and large has been received with great enthusiasm. Keeping in view the evaluation systems of developed countries and the opinion of the public at large, the CBSE has introduced the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) and introduced CGPA and Grading System in schools.
With this in mind, we have developed software for evaluation in Grades and have introduced the system up to Class X. The Grades A1 down to E have been divided as follows: A1 (91-100%), A2 (81-90%), B1 (71-80%), B2 (61-70%), C1 (51-60%), C2 (41-50%), D (33-40%), E1 (20-33%) and E2 (19% and below). It may not be easy for parents to accept this sudden change hence along with Grades CBSE has devised a method of awarding Grade Points for each Grade. The Grade points are awarded on a 10-point scale (i.e. an A1 will get 10 points, A2 8 and so on and an E2 will get 2 points). To clear the class a child must not have two or more E Grades.
The overall performance of the child is represented by a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average), which is the average of all the grade points awarded to the child in the exam. The grade, grade point, CGPA, class average CGPA, CGPA deviation, CGPA range and award of stars are all reflected on the report card issued to the child at the end of each Summative Examination held twice in a year.
Tests and Examinations:
Children are tested regularly and continuously for their academic progress, Class-work, Home-work, Class-tests, Projects, Art education, Physical Education and Work-experience along with their Thinking, Emotional and Social Skills as well. The report cards are sent to the parents three times a year to apprise them of the academic proficiency and progress of the child. To maintain the high standards of education the expectations of the school are high and generally children secure good grades.
Barring exceptional cases, where the parent requests so, Pinegrove does not hold back students in the same class upto Class VIII.