No-Fail Policy: Central Panel Favoured Exams after Class 5, but No Action Yet

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No-Fail Policy: Central Panel Favoured Exams after Class 5, but No Action Yet


Chandigarh, June 10 -- Punjab wants to go back to the system of board examinations in Classes 5 and 8. Its neighbouring state, Haryana, is also mulling board exams in Class 8.

But the two northern states are not the only ones eager to junk the "no-fail policy" introduced by the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act in 2009. A number of other states, including Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Goa and Tripura, have also expressed from time to time their preference for exams for assessment of learning levels over no-detention provision up to Class 8 which was brought in to reduce exam-related stress on schoolchildren.

The contention of these states, which is likely to be discussed by the human resource development (HRD) ministry after Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal made a fresh request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, finds support in the recommendations of a sub-committee of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) set up by the previous regime for assessment of the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) and the no-detention provision.

NO MEETING OF ADVISORY BOARD IN A YEAR

In its report submitted to the HRD ministry in August 2014, the sub-committee panel headed by Geeta Bhukkal, education minister in the then Congress government in Haryana, strongly favoured reintroduction of exams for promotion or detention of students from Class 5.

"We reiterate the need for assessment of learning outcomes and making it consequential by linking it to promotion or otherwise to the next class beyond grade 5," concluded the sub-committee. However, CABE has not met in the past one year.

IN FAVOUR OF EXISTING POLICY

The sub-committee comprising education ministers of Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Assam and renowned educationists, had prepared the report after holding consultations with the state governments, experts, parents, ministry officials and other stakeholders.

While Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh were among the states in favour of continuation of the existing policy, the sub-committee said though theoreticians might have a strong case for retaining the no-detention provisions, the practical reality and experience across the country, across the stakeholders, clearly showed ground was not ready to receive this positively. …

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