The Delhi government has taken a big decision. The government has refused to conduct offline examinations for students up to class VIII in schools. The schools have been asked to declare the result of these students on the basis of project and assignment.
The Government has issued this guideline to government-run and aided schools on Wednesday, 24th February.
As per the direction issued by the Department of Education, the directive is applicable for the academic session 2020-2021. The private schools will take a decision on the assessment. The decision will be applicable only to government schools. The government has taken this decision because schools were closed last year i.e., the COVID-19 epidemic spread in March 2020. Most of the classes were being held in online mode. Because of that, this decision has been taken.
“Since no classroom teaching and learning has taken place at the primary and middle level, the formal mode of pen-and-paper assessment will be replaced by a subject-wise assessment of projects and assignments for Classes 3 to 8,” the DoE said in official order.
According to the guidelines, for Classes 3 to 5, 30 marks will be for assessment based on worksheets, 30 for the assignments given in winter breaks, and 40 for the assignments and projects provided from March 1 to 15.
Similarly, for Classes 6 to 8, 20 marks will be for assessment based on worksheets, 30 for the assignments given in winter breaks, and 50 for the assignments and projects provided from March 1 to 15.