Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)

What is Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) refers to a system of school-based assessment of students that covers all aspects of students' development.

It is a developmental process of assessment which emphasizes on two fold objectives.

Continuity in evaluation and assessment of broad based learning and behavioral outcomes.

In this scheme the term 'continuous' is meant to emphasis that evaluation of identified aspects of students' 'growth and development' is a continuous process rather than an event, built into the total teaching-learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session.

The second term 'comprehensive' means that the scheme attempts to cover both the Scholastic and the Co-Scholastic aspects of students' growth and development. Since abilities, attitudes and aptitudes can manifest themselves in forms other than the written word, the term refers to application of a variety of tools and techniques and aims at assessing a learner's development in higher order thinking skills such as analyzing, evaluating and creating. Assessment during the course of studies or formative assessment must be based on a variety of evidences and lead to diagnosis of learning gaps and their remediation.

The scheme is thus a curricular initiative, attempting to shift emphasis from memorizing to holistic learning. It aims at creating citizens possessing sound values, appropriate skills and desirable qualities besides academic excellence. It is hoped that this will equip the learners to meet the challenges of life with confidence and success. It is the task of school based co-scholastic assessment to focus on holistic development that will lead to lifelong learning.