State board is permitted to pass all students; informs Varsha Gaikwad

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Varsha Gaikwad, minister for education Maharashtra state on July 2, 2021 announced that state board is permitted to pass students. 

She said, “After several rounds of consultations with various stakeholders, we have finalised the assessment mode & the policy for tabulation of marks for Std.12th HSC board students. Given the pandemic situation, state board is permitted to pass all students. For an objective & true reflection of a student’s performance, his/her scores in college-based assessments in Std.12th & Std.11th exams, and the best 3 performing subjects in Class X board exams will be considered. It is no doubt an ad-hoc arrangement but one that attempts to capture the spirit of continuous assessments using credible data points. It also offers some semblance of ‘normal times’, with computation of Std.10th,11th marks based on assessments held during pre-Covid times.”  

How will be the assessment process ? 
The overall assessment will be the measure of a students’ performance in theory papers & orals/practical/internal assessments. Marks for the latter will be actual basis as per the board’s prevailing policy.

For the theory portion, scores in one or more (unit test/first semester exams/practice exams) theory papers of Std 12 will carry 40% weightage whereas marks in the final exam of Std.11 & the average of the best 3 performing theory papers of Std 10 will have 30% weightage each. 
Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allotted can appear in the next couple of examinations for improvement in scores to be conducted by the board, she added. 

Maharashtra has been pushing for an #UniformAssessment formula across India for Std 12th. Opting for an evaluation method similar to the one devised by central education boards will certainly help. 

A Result Committee headed by the college Principal & comprising six teachers will be responsible for finalisation of results & safe keeping of records. The task is challenging but I am confident that our colleges, teachers will live up to the task. 

The same mode of assessment will also be used to assess the performance of a candidate appearing for Minimum Competency Vocational Courses, Bifocal Vocational Courses & courses aligned with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). 

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