Grading System in Indian Schools and Colleges

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Need For Assessment Tools

After the successful completion of examinations, the only thing left to be done by the teachers is to evaluate the performances of their students. This evaluation can be done in various methods which are standard protocols in different parts of the world in some countries in the elementary level education, the traditional ways of percentage system are being followed as for the percentage system as we all know the marks that are secured by the student. Are divided by the total number of marks then multiplied by hundred to give a percentage figure that indicates the performance of the student in some other parts of the world the standard protocol for evaluation of students performances in the examination, is that of grading? In the grading procedure for the box or student a grade is given which Signifies a certain range of marks or percentage that the student must have scored. Grading is a modern form of evaluation and is considered to be more comprehensive than the traditional percentage is systems. This is because a grid can incorporate all the possibilities. The rigid markings in was not to be followed. This means that range is given for a student’s performance, which is not absolute and is flexible. So that a good assessment of the students overall performance can be made grading is prominently followed in India today at the school as well as higher education level. Add schools, although many of the institutions are using the percentage system, but gradually the grading system is overtaking the percentages of evaluation.

The Grading System

The central Board of secondary education had also decided to start the grading system in the education system of India around 10 years back. By accepting grades, even the central Board of secondary education of India was aiming at making the evaluation procedure more comprehensive and flexible apart from this the assessment of the students was also being made on the basis of other activities that the student gets indulged into during their education. These may include co-curricular activities such as dancing singing, performing, playing sports Etc. The central Board of secondary education also introduced a new system in Indian scenario, which was of the grade point average system after the grading system was introduced. As per the grade point average system the grades which are secured by the student. The grades which are secured by the students in the various examinations are then added up in our method and then an average pointer is taken out from them which serves as the grade point average of these students.

Grade Point Average

The grade point average system, which is being followed in India. Today is for grade 1 sister. According to the four grade points system scale The grid A or a plus is allotted at a scale of four. Then as the scales decline, the grades are also declining meaning that for a scale 3 the student will obtain a b grade and similarly for scale of 2 the student slips to a c grade. The latest grade point average system that is followed all across the world is of two types. The first type of the Grade Point Average is the Semester Grade Point Average in which the grade pointers are allotted to the students on the basis of the marks that are secured by them in the Semester examinations. The Semester Grade point average which is more commonly called as the SGPA is then commonly converted to give an yearly assessment Grade Point average as well. This grade point average is called as the Cumulative grade point average or the CGPA. The CGPA was also utilised by the central Board of secondary education of India and has gained acceptance as a standard evaluation tool now.

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