Linking present CBSE students with past performance of ex-students arbitrary
UP Parents Association opposes CBSE policy for Class 12 assessment, They have filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court said that the present batch of students cannot be penalized for the past performance of ex-students.Uttar Pradesh Parents Association, Lucknow, has told Supreme Court that the CBSE assessment policy for students of class 12 which links the performance of the present 12th standard students with that of the past years' performance of former students is "wholly arbitrary" and cannot be legally sustained. Therefore the association urged the court to scrap para 10 of the Scheme of Assessment Moderation proposed by CBSE. The affidavit filed by them also mentionedThe present batch of students cannot be penalized for the past performance of ex-students.The CBSE had scrapped the class 12 board exams in view of COVID-19 pandemic. It had then submitted an assessment policy before the Supreme Court to compute the marks of class 12 students. As per the assessment policy, theory portion of the marks will be based on 40 percent weightage to class 12 marks, 30 percent for class 11 and 30 percent for class 10,and the class 12 component will be based on the marks secured in Unit Test/Mid-Term/Pre-Board Exam.Computation of class 11 theory marks shall be on the basis of year end final theory exam in respective subjects. Computation of class 10 theory marks shall be based on average theory marks obtained by the student in the best three performing subjects out of main 5 subjects. This average will be uniformly awarded to all the class 12 subjects based on theory weightage. If the students are not satisfied with the policy they sit for the exam and the marks scored there will be final . The affidavit submitted by the association in response to the CBSE policy, said that as per the proposed policy, the total of 30% from 10th and 11th and 40% from 12th shall not exceed the best marks obtained by ex-students in the said school in the specific reference year by more than 2 marks.That is, if a present student scores 95% in 10th, 11th and pre-board of 12th in any subject but if in past the maximum obtained by a student in that school is 76, then the maximum which the 95% scoring student will get is 76% plus 2% grace, bringing it to only 78%.The parents body has also urged the Supreme Court to state that the central board may continue the process of internal assessment but if COVID situation improves then liberty be given to the boards to hold an examination. Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheswhari will consider this affidavit tomorrow. Senior Advocate Vikas Singh will be arguing for the parents body.