The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system introduced by the CBSE has received strong reactions from all people concerned, both for and against. There are multiple web-based groups on popular social networking sites which criticize the CCE for increasing their workload on a daily basis.
Similarly teachers complain that the almost daily assessment in either academic or co-scholastic areas has added to their paper work. However, the government and many educationists feel that CCE is a fair method of assessment.
The CBSE has now decided to get a feedback straight from the students and compile the data which will help them for future policy making. This feedback is sought as part of various other activities being undertaken by CBSE to mark the National Education Day on November 11.
That day happens to be the birth anniversary of India's first education minister Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, and the central government declared it as National Education day a couple of years ago.
Students can access the form at the CBSE's official web site till September 1. The CBSE says that the feedback form can be filled only by students of Std IX, X and XI and the only mode of submitting is online.
There are a total of five questions, out of which four have to be answered in simple 'yes' or 'no' format and the last one is more elaborate. CBSE added that the feedback will be for 'internal use' only, hence it seems unlikely that the feedback will ever be made public.