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Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation — An Appraisal


Education aims at making children capable of becoming responsible, productive and useful members of a society. Knowledge, skills and attitudes are built through learning experiences and opportunities created for learners in school. It is in the classroom that learners can analyse and evaluate their experiences, learn to doubt, to question, to investigate and to think independently. The aim of education simultaneously reflects the current needs and aspirations of a society as well as its lasting values and human ideals. As aspiration and expectations of each generation vary with time, constant review of curriculum and evaluation system becomes an essential exercise. The main purposes of evaluation is to help the learners improve their achievement in scholastic areas and to develop life skills and attitudes with reference to the larger context and canvas of life. In keeping with the above, reforms in the examination system are often recommended, sometimes discussed and rarely implemented. Introduction of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is one of such reforms which have undergone a long journey. This article examines the concept continuous and comprehensive evaluation, its historical perspectives, its need and importance, its features and role of teacher in implementing CCE in the landscape of Indian schools.


  • Ajit Mondal, Department of Education (IASE), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal.
  • Jayanta Mete, Department of Education (IASE), University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal.



Education, Child Development, Curriculum, Teaching- Learning Process, Examination, Evaluation, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation


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