MSBSHSE SSC evaluation plan to be released in a week

MUMBAI: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has told education minister Varsha Gaikwad to share details of the SSC assessment methodology with schools not later than a week, said officials. Schools will have to assess the students and send their markings to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE). The board will then decide the results date.

SSC students will be assessed for 600 marks (best of five subjects). Boards such as CBSE and CISCE have already begun internal assessment of their students and are likely to announce their results by July.

The state is likely to file an affidavit in Bombay high court on Friday, stating details of the assessment methodology. A retired professor from Pune, Dhananjay Kulkarni, had moved court challenging the exam cancellation. The court had pulled up the state for not drawing up a plan to announce Class X results.


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Although all Class IX students were promoted to Class X in the academic year 2019-20 without a final exam, they had written their periodic and half-yearly tests. State schools had expressed their difficulty in evaluating students on Class X internal marks as they could not conduct adequate online exams due to the surge in Covid cases. The state had reduced the Class X syllabus by 25%. Private schools in the state, though, told the state of their readiness to assess students based on Class IX and X exams and projects.

The state had sought the opinion of schools and students on the methodology for results. Students responded positively to a common entrance test (CET). The state found it difficult to hold a CET due to the second wave. Schools had given their nod to assessment using last year’s internal exams and projects.

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