ABSTRACT GO.28 : School Education Department – Conducting Common Examinations to the students from Classes VI to X in all schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh irrespective of managements – Orders Issued.
- G.O.Ms.No. 82, School Edn (Prog.II) Dept, dated: 29.10.2015
- From JS to C.M., CMP No. 1315/JS/2015, dated 02.01.2016
- Govt. Memo.No. 124632/Prog-II/A1/2016, dated: 13.01.2016.
- G.O.Ms.No. 12 School Edn (Prog.II) Dept, dated: 25.02.2016
From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad, Lr.Rc.No.302/A&I/ 2015, dated 26.02.2016.
2. In the reference 2nd read above, it is decided at the highest level to conduct common examinations to the students of classes VI to X in all schools including all Residential Societies and Private Recognized Schools and the department of School Education will be the Nodal Agency for organizing common examinations and directed to issue detailed guidelines in the matter, immediately.
3. The Committee which was constituted on Conducting Common Examinations in all schools in the reference 3rd read above, in its report has stated that after introduction of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation and after completion of four years of its implementation, different studies like National Achievement Survey, State Level Achievement Survey, Annual School Educational Report (Pratham) and Annual Achievement Survey 2015 reveal that the performance of students at different classes are far from the expected levels. As detention system is not in practice, students are promoted to the next higher class without achieving the required competencies. The Committee has, therefore, recommended for conducting of the Common Summative Examinations from classes I to X under all management schools including Andhra Pradesh Residential Educational Institutions Society (APREIS) Schools, A.P. Model Schools, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalayas (KGBVs), Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare / Ashram Schools, B.C. Welfare Schools and Private Recognized Schools in order to have a common assessment platform aiming to enhance quality of school education.
4. After careful examination of the matter, Government hereby accept the recommendations of the committee and accordingly, in addition to the orders issued in the G.O. 1st read above on implementation of Examination Reforms i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system and in G.O. 4th read above on carry forwarding of weightage of 5% marks from class VIII and 5% marks from class IX to class X for the class X batch of 2017-18 and also orders of the Government from time to time on carrying out weightage of marks, it is ordered to conduct Common Summative Examinations for the students of classes VI to X in all schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh irrespective of managements duly following the procedure mentioned below:
- Existing examination system in respect of classes I to V will be continued.
- All recognized schools of A.P irrespective of managements should follow the Common Academic Calendar. SCERT is to develop the same in consultation with all the Residential Societies / Ashram Schools and Private Unaided Schools.
- Common Examination / Assessment System will be introduced and implemented for Classes VI to X for all Schools functioning under different Managements. This would involve Common Question Paper for Summative 1, 2 & 3 to be issued from State level for all media.
- SCERT will set the common question paper by selecting and involving the best faculty from all managements across the State. Question paper setting is to be done from Classes VI to X for all media (viz., Telugu, English, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil and Odiya) for Summative Assessment-1, Summative Assessment-2 and Summative Assessment-3 external examinations.
B. Conduct of Common Summative Examination and Assessment:
- Common Examinations for Summative 1, Summative 2, Summative 3 for Classes VI to X (excluding Summative 3 for X class)
- Procedure to be followed:
Examination Board (DCEB). The DCEB in turn will print and
supply the Question Paper (QP) to the Mandal Resource
ii. An Observer will be appointed by the DEO for each High School
in the cadre of School Assistant within the radius of 8 KMs.
iii. Conduct of Examination at respective schools as per the
schedule communicated by the SCERT.
iv. Evaluation of answer scripts of the Summative 1, Summative 2
& Summative 3 of Classes VI to IX and of Summative 1 &
Summative 2 of Class X shall be made in the neighbouring
Mandal duly following the jumbling procedure. Teachers in
Government and Private Schools will be involved in evaluation.
Care should be taken by the DEO to ensure evaluation by the
same medium school teachers.
v. 10% validation of answer scripts evaluated through external
evaluators will be ensured by the DEO
vi. The evaluation results will be uploaded from the Mandal Level
on www.cse.ap.gov.in under the supervision of Gazetted Officer
i.e, MEO/Dy.IOS/Gaz. Head Master as per the User Manual.
vii. Director, Government Examinations will undertake compilation,
sample verification of uploaded evaluation results, data
analysis, report generation, dissemination of the Common
Summative results. The same shall be made accessible on the
Commissioner of School Education Portal.
viii. Respective managements will develop strategies and action
plans based on the evaluation results for improving children
C. Schedule for Conduct of Common Summative Examinations:
i. The 3rd Summative shall be conducted for Classes VI to IX in all
recognised schools, under all managements of Government for the
academic year 2015-16 at school level only.
ii. The three Common Summative Examinations shall be conducted
for Classes VI to IX, in all Schools, of all Managements duly
following the jumbling procedure, from the academic year 2016-17
as per the Academic Calendar issued by SCERT.
iii. For Class X, Common Summative 1 and Summative 2 will be
conducted for all recognized schools, under all managements from
the academic year 2016-17. Summative Examination 3 for class X
will be Public Examination.
D. Cost of Printing and Supply of Question Paper :
Cost of printing and supply of Question Paper for classes VI to X
shall be met by the respective Managements of the Schools i.e., for all
Govt./ZP/MPP/MPL/Aided Schools/ Model Schools / KGBVs i.e. from SSA
funds. For Residential Schools functioning under different societies from
their respective societies and for Private Recognised Schools from their
respective Management funds.
E. Report Cards /Online display:
i. The report cards /booklet shall be prepared and given to the
students / parents duly singed by the Headmaster/teacher.
ii. The Student wise/ School wise/ Mandal Level / District level
performance shall be hosted in the dashboard.
F. Constitution of Committees:
The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Hyderabad shall constitute
District Level Committees and Mandal Level Committees duly specifying
the role and responsibilities of committees, such as, setting, printing &
supply of question paper, cost of question paper per child, placing the
orders to print, communication of schedule of examinations for smooth
conduct of examinations, uploading of marks in the designated website,
evaluation of performance of students, conduct review meetings, for
improvement of performance of students, evaluation of answer sheets
G. Syllabus and Indent for text books:
a. Follow Sub Rule 3 of Rule 10 of G.O. Ms. No.1, Education (PS.2) Dept.,
dated 01.01.1994 in respect of the syllabus and Text Books
prescribed by Government of Andhra Pradesh for all Classes VI to
X, irrespective of managements.
b. Private School managements shall be instructed to submit
their indents for textbooks for classes VI-X to the respective
5. The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., the State Project Director,
SSA, A.P. Hyderabad, the Director, SCERT, A.P. Hyderabad and the Director of
Government Examinations, A.P. Hyderabad shall take further necessary action
in the matter.