Guidelines For Awarding Grades In English Classes IX and X

CLASSES IX AND X [2013-2014]

1. The Summative Assessment for class IX shall have a component of ASL carrying 20 marks.
2. The Summative Assessment for class X shall have a component of ASL carrying 10 marks.
3. Distribution of Marks in Written Assessment and ASL in SA I and SA II in class IX and X shall be as follows:

 CLASS Written Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL) Total Assessment (SA I and SA II) [90] SA I SA II SA I SA II Speaking Skills [20] Listening Skills [20] Marks of ASL Speaking Skills [20] Listening Skills [20] Marks of ASL IX 70 70 20 20 40 - 2 = 20 20 20 40 - 2 = 20 70+20 X 80 80 20 20 40 - 4 = 10 20 20 40 - 4 = 10 80+10
 Award the better Marks out of SA-I and SA-II for ASL

 Class
Calculation of ASL Marks for Grading [100]
 IX
Marks Obtained in ASL x 05
 X
Marks Obtained in ASL x 10
4.                   Calculation of Grade for ASL :
Calculate Grade for ASL and show it separately on Performance Profile for Class IX as per the CCE guidelines for calculating grades on the 9 point scale.
5.                   EXAMPLES:
• Example 1 -Class IX
 Written ASSESSMENT OF SPEAKING AND LISTENING SKILLS (ASL] Grading for ASL Assessment SA I SA II CLASS IX SA I SAII Speaking Skills [20] Listening Skills [20] Marks obtained in ASL [20] Speaking Skills [20] Listening Skills [20] Marks Obtained in ASL [20] Calculating the ASL Marks for grading [100] Candidate 01 70 70 14 16 =(14 + 16) - 2 = 30 - 2 =15 16 14 =(16 + 14)-2 = 30 - 2 =15 15x5=75 15x5=75 Grade B1 Candidate 02 70 70 14 16 =(14 + 16) - 2 = 30 - 2 =15 18 15 =(18 + 15)-2 =33-2 =16.50 (Better Marks) 15x5=75 16.50x5=82.50 (BetterMarks) Grade A2

• Example 2 -Class X
 Written Assessment Assessment of Speaking and Listening Skills (ASL] Grading for ASL CLASS X SA I SA II SA I SA II Speaking Skills [20] Listening Skills [20] Marks obtained in ASL [10] Speaking Skills [20] Listening Skills [20] Marks obtained in ASL [10] Calculating the ASL Marks for grading [100] Candidate 01 80 80 18 16 =(18 + 16) - 4 = 34 - 4 =8.5 (Better Marks) 16 14 =(16 + 14) - 4 =30 - 4 = 7.5 7.5x10=75 8.5x10=85 (Better Marks) Grade A2 Candidate 02 80 80 14 16 = (14 + 16) -4 =30 - 4 = 7.5 18 15 =(18 + 15) - 4 =33 - 4 = 8.25 (Better Marks) 7.5x10=75 8.25x10=82.5 (Better Marks) Grade A2 Candidate 03 80 80 14 16 = (14 + 16) -4 = 30 - 4 = 7.5 15 15 =(15 + 15) - 4 = 30- 4 = 7.5 7.5x10=75 7.5x10=75 Grade B1

Note:
i.              The school will have to provide marks obtained by the candidates in Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) in English to the Board for both for SA I and SA II at the time of Collection of Assessment Data of students in Class IX and Class X electronically. The better marks out of two summative assessments in ASL for class X academic session 2013-14 will be uploaded by the schools as marks only. The process of uploading marks remains the same as per the past practice.
ii.            The audio recordings of speaking test of classes IX and XI students along with the soft copy of the award list of speaking and listening test will be required by CBSE after 20 February, 2014 the CDs of which may be sent to respective Regional Offices of CBSE. There should be separate CDs for classes IX and XI with a clear marking of the School Code and name of the schools and total number of students assessed.

For any further queries, please contact Ms. Neelima Sharma, Consultant (English) at 011-23233552(LL), 09810059529 (M) or email to neelimasharma.cbse@gmail.com