Assessments

Assessments

Assessments help the teachers to evaluate, measure the learning progress, skills developed and the educational needs of children. They provide interpretative information to teachers and school leaders about their impact on students. A wide variety of tools are used to measure specific elements of learning and identify learning gaps to provide specialized academic support to students at Cambridge School, Noida

Assessments

Assessments help the teachers to evaluate, measure the learning progress, skills developed and the educational needs of children. They provide interpretative information to teachers and school leaders about their impact on students. A wide variety of tools are used to measure specific elements of learning and identify learning gaps to provide specialized academic support to students at Cambridge School, Noida

Assessment Schedule

Schedule for Periodic Assessment (2023-2024)
Classes X and XII

Day / Date Class – X Class – XII
Monday, July 17, 2023 Social Science Mathematics / Psychology
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Hindi / Sanskrit / German / French Business Studies / Chemistry
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Artificial Intelligence Business Studies / Chemistry
Thursday, July 20, 2023 English Accountancy / Physics / Political Science / Geography
Friday,July 21, 2023 Mathematics / Computer Application Entrepreneurship / Informatics Practices / Legal Studies
Monday, July 24, 2023 Science Economics / Painting / Computer Science / History / Biology

 

Term I : Schedule for Peridic Assessment – I (Classes VI to IX & XI)

Day / Date Class VI Class VII Class VIII Class IX Class XI
Monday

01.05.2023

Social Science Hindi Hindi Hindi / Sanskrit / German / French
Monday

08.05.2023

English Science Computer Science Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday

04.07.2023

Sanskrit / German / French English Social Science Science
Monday

10.07.2023

Science Mathematics Science English
Monday

17.07.2023

Hindi Sanskrit / German / French Mathematics Social Science English
Friday

21.07.2023

-NA- -NA- -NA- -NA- Entrepreneurship / Informatics Practices / Legal Studies
Monday

24.07.2023

Mathematics Computer Science Sanskrit / German / French Mathematics Business Studies / Chemistry
Monday

31.07.2023

Computer Science Social Science English -NA- Accountancy / Physics / Political Science / Geography
Friday

04.08.2023

-NA- -NA- -NA- -NA- Economics / History / Biology / Computer Science / Painting
Monday

07.08.2023

-NA- -NA- -NA- -NA- Maths / Psychology
Friday

11.08.2023

-NA- -NA- -NA- -NA- Physical Education

 

Term I : Schedule for Peridic Assessment – II (Classes VI to IX & XI)

Day / Date Class VI Class VII Class VIII Class IX Class XI
Friday

17.11.2023

Mathematics English Hindi -NA- Mathematics / Psychology
Monday

20.11.2023

Hindi Social Science English Hindi / Sanskrit / German / French Accountancy / Physics / Political Science / Geography
Tuesday

28.11.2023

Science Sanskrit / German / French Computer Science English Economics / History / Biology / Computer Science / Painting
Monday

04.12.2023

Computer Science Science Mathematics Social Science / Painting English
Monday

11.12.2023

Sanskrit / German / French Hindi Social Science Science Business Studies / Chemistry
Monday

18.12.2023

Social Science Computer Science Sanskrit / German / French Mathematics / Computer Application Entrepreneurship / Informatics Practices / Legal Studies
Tuesday

26.12.2023

English Mathematics Science Artificial Intelligence Physical Education

 

In keeping with the NEP 2020, the new scheme of assessments, being adopted by the Cambridge Schools moves towards shorter tests, based on smaller chunks of the syllabus.

After a concept has been taught in class, children will be given many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding. These assessments will emphasize the application of knowledge and concepts learnt as well as the essential skills of different subjects. The idea is to minimize rote learning. The assessments for all subject areas will be in 4 learning cycles every year. Parents will receive a report on each learning cycle.

Months Learning Cycle
Learning Cycle 1 April, May, July
Learning Cycle 2 Aug, Sept
Learning Cycle 3 Oct, Nov, Dec
Learning Cycle 4 Jan, Feb, Mar

Our request to parents is to not stress about the assessments, which will occur soon after every concept / chapter is completed. Children are expected to be regular with their classwork and homework and are encouraged to ask their teachers if they have difficulties.

Pre primary Classes

There are no tests or exams in these classes. Assessments are a continuous process, whereby teachers evaluate the learning of each child. Parents receive a report for each learning cycle.

Classes I to V

In classes I to V, the assessments for languages and Maths is conducted 4 times in a year and parents receive a report for each learning cycle. The assessments for Science and Social Studies are conducted towards the end of each term.

Classes VI to XII

For the students of classes VI to XII a uniform system of assessment and examination is followed through two terms (April to September) and (October to March).

The students are also evaluated through a series of class tests, practicals, viva and project work. A portfolio of each child is prepared using the above-mentioned components during the session.

The NEP 2020 calls for a ‘shift from an assessment system that is summative and primarily tests rote memorisation skills to one that is more regular and formative, is more competency-based, promotes learning development for our students, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking and conceptual clarity’.

Cambridge Schools incorporate the suggestions of the NEP 2020 in its assessment policies. Some of the highlights of our assessment practices are:

Shorter and frequent assessments: The assessments happen in the form of short tests, based on smaller chunks of the syllabus so that the teacher can get an understanding of how well her students have grasped the content, and whether she needs to re-teach certain portions and re-assess. The academic year is divided into four learning cycles and assessments are aligned to the same.

Assessment of knowledge and skills: While the knowledge component and its application is assessed after the completion of each topic, associated skills in the sciences, social studies and maths are to be assessed in every learning cycle. A weightage of 30% is allocated for skill based assessments.

Involvement of students: Student involvement is desired in the assessment process and happens in the form of self and peer assessments. Teachers also have discussions about assessments both before and after it is conducted. It helps to ease the tension and also keeps the students involved in their own learning.

Personalized Reporting: The performance of students is captured through a personalized reporting system which looks at the overall interest, initiatives and delivery through the following features of our Reporting system:

    • Social Emotional Report: Besides the focus on social and emotional learning, this section of the report card promotes values of good citizenship and encourages respect for diversity whether in culture or opinions.
    • Self-assessment Report by student: This section called ‘By Me, About Me’ is a step towards creating self-directed learners who take accountability for their learning. This gives students an opportunity to reflect on the term gone by and set goals for the coming term.
    • Report on Co-Curricular Areas: The curriculum at Cambridge Schools strikes a balance between academic and co-curricular engagements that are designed for students. A variety of mandatory and optional streams are available for students under co-curricular areas.
    • Academic Summary: Here, student’s performance under all the major subject areas is highlighted. This report is a combination of knowledge and skills aspects of each subject area.
    • Personalized comments by teachers: Based on their observations and interactions, teachers apprise the parents and students about the areas of strengths and areas where more efforts would be needed.

Classes VII-IX AND XI

CLASSES VI

The school follows the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation system. Our main aim is to evaluate every aspect of the child during their presence at the school. The students will be evaluated through a series of curricular and extra-curricular evaluations along with academics. A number of small unannounced tests will be conducted throughout the year. Only grades will be awarded to the students based on cognitive skills, work experience skills, dexterity, innovation, steadiness, teamwork, public speaking, behaviour etc.
For the students of VII-IX & XI a uniform system of assessment and examination is followed through two terms (April-September) and (October–March). All CBSE affiliated schools follow the prescribed syllabus as determined by the CBSE Board.

Subjects TERM-1 (100 marks)
(1st half of the session)
20 marks Periodic Assessment +
TERM-2 (100 marks)
(2ndhalf of the session)
20 marks Periodic Assessment + 80
80 marks for Half Yearly Exam marks for Half Yearly Exam
Language-1
Language-2
Language-3
Mathematics
Science
Social Science
Any Other Subject
PA 20 Marks

1) Periodic Test 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school

2) Note Book Submission 5 marks at term-end

3) Subject enrichment 5 marks at term end.

Half Yearly Exam
Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half Yearly exam dates by school
PA 20 Marks

1) Periodic Test 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school

2) Note Book Submission 5 marks at term-end

3) Subject enrichment 5 marks at term end.

Yearly Exam

Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus cover as below:

Class VII: 20% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term

Class VIII: 30% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term

– Subject to change as per CBSE norms

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