Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) refers to a system of school-based evaluation of
students that covers all aspects of students development.
It is a developmental process of assessment which emphasizes on two fold objectives. These objectives are
continuity in evaluation and assessment of broad based learning and behaviourial outcomes on the other.
In this scheme the term `continuous' is meant to emphasise that evaluation of identified aspects of students
`growth and development' is a continuous process rather than an event, built into the 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, retesting and
for their self evaluation.
The second term `comprehensive' means that the scheme attempts to cover both the scholastic and the coscholastic
aspects of students' growth and development. Since abilities, attitudes and aptitudes can manifest
themselves in forms other then the written word, the term refers to application of variety of tools and techniques
(both testing and non-testing) and aims at assessing a learner's development in areas of learning like :
The scheme is thus a curricular initiative, attempting to shift emphasis from testing to holistic learning. It
aims at creating good citizens possessing sound health, appropriate skills and desirable qualities besides
academic excellence. It is hoped that this will equip the learners to meet the challenges of life with
confidence and success.