CTET Exam Notes : Child Development and Pedagogy (CDP) 


Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)

This content refers to a system of school – based evaluation of student that covers all aspect of students development. As the nomenclature also suggests, this new pattern in evaluation is not one, two, three times a year but continuous one. It is a developmental process of assessment which emphasizes on two fold objectives and these objectives are continuity in evaluation and assessment of abroad based learning and behaviourial outcomes on the other.
It is a total teaching-learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session. It means regularity of assessment, frequency of unit testing, diagnosis of learning gaps, use of corrective measures, refreshing and feed back to evidence to teacher and students for their self evaluation.

Second term comprehensive that the scheme attempt to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of students growth and development, CCE therefore a paradigm shift in evaluation, shifting the focus from testing to holistic learning. It aims to create good citizens possessing sound health, appropriate skills and desirable qualities besides academic excellence.

Aims of CCE


To help develop cognitive, phychomotor and affective skills
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To lay emphasis on thought process an de-emphasize memorization.

To make evaluation an intergral part of teacher learning process.

To use evaluation for improvement of students achievement and teaching-learning strategies on the basis of regular diagnosis followed by remedial instruction.

To use evaluation as a quality control device to maintain desired standard of performance.

To determine social utility, desirability or effectiveness of a programme and take appropriate decisions about the learning, the process of learning and learning environment.

To make the process of teaching and learning a learner-centred acitivity.

Important Functions of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation


Important functions of continuous and comprehensive evaluation are as follows –

Continuous evaluation helps in regular assessment to the extent and degree of students progress (ability and achievement with reference to specific scholastic and non-scholastic areas).

Continuous evaluation serves to diagnose weakness and permit the teacher to ascertain an individual pupil’s strengths and weakness and his needs. It provides immediate feedback to the teacher, who can then decide whether a particular unit or concept needs re-teaching into the whole class or whether a few individuals are in need of remedial instruction.

It helps the teacher to organize effective teaching strategies,

Mainly times, because of some personal reasons, family problems or adjustment problems, the children start neglecting their studies, resulting in a sudden fall in their achievement.
If the teacher, child and parents do not come to know about this sudden fall in the achievement and the neglect of studies by the child continues for a longer period then it will result in poor achievement and a permanent deficiency in learning for the child.
The continuous evaluation helps in bringing awareness of the achievement to the child, teachers and parents from time-to-time. They can look into the probable cause of the fall in achievement, if any, and may take remedial measures in time, to help the child overcome it at their own level.

By Continuous evaluation, children can know their strength and weakness. It provides the child a realistic self-picture of how he and she studies. It can motivate children to develop good study habits, to correct errors, and to direct their activities towards the achievement of desired goals. It helps an individual to determine the areas of instruction in which more emphasis is required.

Continuous and comprehensive evaluation ascertains areas of aptitude and interest. It helps in identifying changes in attitude, character and value pattern.

It helps in making decisions for the future, regarding choice of subjects, courses and careers.

It provides information/report on the progress of students in scholastic and non-scholastic areas and thus help in predicting the future successes of the learner.

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