TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday said that students from class 3 to 8 of Delhi government and government-aided schools will be graded based on projects and assignments and will not have to sit for offline exams.
These new guidelines have been issued regarding the 2020-21 academic session, as schools were forced to shut down due to the covid-19 pandemic and all learning activities had to be shifted online.
Rita Sharma, Additional Director of Education, Delhi, said that “Since no classroom teaching and learning has taken place at the primary and middle level, the formal mode of pen-and-paper assessment will be replaced by a subject-wise assessment of projects and assignments for Classes 3 to 8.”
In the light of board exams schools were reopened for class 9 and 11 on February 5 and for class 10 and 12, classes resumed on 18 January.
The guidelines state that for Classes 3 to 5, 30 marks will be for assessment based on worksheets, 30 for the assignments given in winter breaks, and 40 marks for the assignments and projects provided from March 1 to 15. For Classes 6 to 8, 20 marks will be for assessment based on worksheets, 30 for the assignments given in winter breaks, and 50 marks for the assignments and projects provided from March 1 to 15.
Assignments and projects will be given in hard copies to those students who do not have access to the internet or computers by calling their parents to the school while following the COVID-19 guidelines.
For KG students the assessment will begin in March and will be taken in the form of assignments given during the winter break and “responses to online/ offline worksheets shared with the students during COVID- 19 Pandemic through digital modes/ WhatsApp/ in person by the parents/ guardians”. This was notified according to a separate circular published on Wednesday.
All the students enrolled in Nursery to class two will be promoted to the next class in the Academic Session 2021-22.
Harsh Arya, DDE (Primary) said, “The purpose of this assessment is to understand the impact of alternate learning approach that needed to be adopted under the prevailing circumstances this year.”