It is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a non- threatening,
supportive environment. It is used to get a feed back into the teaching and learning process.
The School uses Unit Test, Assignments, Quizzes and Competitions, Projects, Debates, Elocution,
Group Discussions, Club Activities, Experiments and Research as techniques of assessment under Formative Assessment.
( The teacher is also allowed to invent techniques suitable to the situation.)
It is not compulsory that all these techniques must be used for a Formative Assessment.
Normally, a Formative Assessment consists of four activities and each activity is evaluated
out of 10 and then the marks scored for all the four are added together and the total is found
out of 40 and accordingly grade is awarded. To be specific, for Classes I to VIII,
every Formative Assessment consists of a Unit Test and any other three techniques
given above selected as per the discretion of the teacher. Classes IX and X have
only three Formative Assessments, which involves a Unit Test and any three other
activities selected from among the list given above at the discretion of the teacher and,
the fourth Formative Assessment is replaced by the Problem Solving Assessment (P S A)
introduced by the C B S E, which is normally conducted in the month of January, every year.
The academic year is divided into two Semesters and each Semester will have two Formative Assessments.