St. Mary’s School, Gursarai follows the syllabus of CBSE, Delhi based on the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) Scheme that covers all the aspects of a student’s learning.

The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Scheme refers to a school based evaluation of students that covers all the aspects of a student’s growth. Continuous means regular assessment, frequency of unit testing, analysis of learning gaps, applying corrective measure, retesting and giving feedback to teachers and students for their self-evaluation etc. Comprehensive on the other hand attempts to cover both the scholastic and co-scholastic aspects of a student’s growth and development with both these aspects of the evaluation assessed through formative and summative assessments.

The Features are:

The ‘continuous’ aspect of CCE takes care of ‘continual’ and ‘periodic’ aspect of evaluation.

Continual means evaluation of students in begining of instructions and evaluation during the teaching process (formative evaluation) done informally using numerous technique of evaulation.

Periodic means assessment of performance done frequently at the end of term (summative evaluation).

The ‘comprehensive’ module of CCE takes care of assessment of overall development of the student’s personality. It includes assessment in scholastic as well as co-scholastic aspects of the student’s growth.

The major emphasis of CCE is on the continuous growth of students ensuring their intellectual, emotional and social development. Therefore, it will not be just limited to evaluation of student’s scholastic attainments. CCE uses assessment as a means of motivating learners to provide feedback and follow up work to improve upon the learning in the classroom.


There will be four Formative Assessments (FA1, FA2, FA3 & FA4) with a weighting of 10% each. There are two Summative Assessments (SA1 and SA2) with a weighting of 30% each. First Term : FA1 (10%) + FA2 (10%) + SA1 (30%) = 50% Second Term : FA3 (10%) + FA4 (10%) + SA2 (30%) = 50%

Formative assessment

Formative Assessment can be carried through multiple modes of assessment such as Assignments, Quizzes, Puzzle times, Cross words, Debates, Group discussions, Projects and only one Pen and Paper test. It may be clearly communicated that all Projects and Assignments must be done as group activities within the class and school time only. The other modes of assessment must be part of classroom interactive activities.

Summative assessment

The Summative Assessment is a written, end of the term examination which may consist of objective type (Multiple Choice Questions-MCQs), true/false statements, match the following, fill in the blanks, very short answer type, short answer type and application oriented questions.