Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Friday, May 28, 2021, asked all its affiliated schools to submit their ISC 2020-21 students’ scores by June 07, 2021. These scores have been acquired by students in tests and assessments conducted by schools in Class 11 and 12. According to principals, this move comes after the council recently decided to continuously evaluate students. This continuous evaluation shall prove useful in case of the board’s inability to conduct the Class 12 board exams. Under such circumstances, scores submitted by schools can be useful to prepare their marksheets.
CISCE, on April 20, 2021, announced the postponement of the ISC or Class 12 board exams due to the second wave of COVID19. The exams were postponed indefinitely, and the council was to evaluate the situation thoroughly. After doing so, they shall take a final by the first week of June 2021. At the same time, the education board also cancelled the Class 10 or ICSE board exams for the same reasons.
According to a principal of one of the CISCE affiliated schools, the council instructed all school principals to send the average marks for subjects or papers in the percentage format. However, these subjects must tally with the ones that students have registered for ISC or Class 12. Furthermore, the education council has also asked combined or consolidated marksheets of Class 11 and 12 for all students from the respective school records. This is to tally or validate the scores which shall be uploaded in due course of time. All principals are required to authenticate these scores by following the online process prescribed by authorities.
However, there will arise certain complications with the marks as some schools conducted the exams online while others held them offline. Thus, the marks sent to the council shall vary and CISCE shall be required to create a formula for fair and unbiased evaluation, commented a CISCE-affiliated school principal.
Earlier, the council conducted a meeting on May 10, 2021 with all the affiliated school heads. During the meeting, the council stated that students from Class 11 and 12 shall be constantly evaluated. Furthermore, CISCE and the schools shall tabulate all the scores acquired in unit tests, projects, half-yearly and annual exams. This method would go a long way in helping the council create marksheets, especially in cases of Class 10 and 12 exams getting cancelled.
According to sources, this decision of council was prompted by parents who were requesting for provisional marksheets to meet the deadline of August 01, 2021, dictated by foreign universities. According to a principal, it is highly unlikely for the results to be ready by this deadline. Hence, this is a major issue for students who wish to pursue their education abroad. These students approached their respective principals who thereafter, requested the council to create provisional marksheets.