For some Schools of Excellence (SOE), English-medium institutes under Delhi government for which this would have been the first board examination, Sisodia has suggested an alternative in the absence of any historical reference. For these schools, the historical reference of the closest SOE should be used, he has proposed.
“First of all, our principle for evaluation should be that whatever method we adopt, it should be inclined towards the interest of the children,” Sisodia, who is also the education minister of Delhi government, wrote. Urging all to rise above traditional principles and processes, he said, “The past year has been very challenging for children and their parents. Children have not been given proper and equal opportunities to read and learn, so we should not have any objection if the result of the children is much better due to the proposed new evaluation process.”
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On taking the marks of Class X, Sisodia has suggested that it should be on the basis of the subject in which the student had scored the highest marks in Class X. “This is necessary because the subjects studied in Class X are very different from what are studied in Class XII.”
Regarding his suggestion on moderation, the minister said the scheme prescribed by Central Board of Secondary Education for the 10th marking scheme in terms of moderation, the reference point would be decided on the basis of the results of the last three years of the school and moderation of +/-2 would be allowed. “For the 12th results, I suggest that the moderation range should be increased to plus or minus 5,” he added.
Sisodia has also reiterated the need for the ministry and other stakeholders to decide how the next year’s board exams will be conducted.