Telangana: It’ll be a ‘no exam year’ for students of classes 1 to 8 – Times of India

HYDERABAD: It will be a ‘no exam year’ for class 1-8 students as many schools in the city are adopting continuous assessment and doing away with formative assessment for the 2020-21 academic year.

Exams for class 9-12 students are conducted online despite the government giving a go-ahead to allow students in schools from September 21. However, schools are assessing the understanding level of primary class students based on orals. “Online exams for class 9-12 students are set to commence from Monday. However, for primary section students, we decided not to conduct any formal exams and instead assess them through some oral exams,” said Skand Bali, principal, Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.


In many other schools, worksheets with objective type questions are being distributed to students to assess their learning outcomes. “We are giving out worksheets to students, which have multiple choice questions, short answer questions such as fill in the blanks, match the following, etc. We intend to conduct formal exams only for classes 9-12 students as they have to be ready for board exams,” said Vasireddy Amarnath, chairman, The Slate School.

While there is demand for zero academic year, some schools have adopted a latent academic year wherein exams are being made enjoyable. “We hold tests through Google forms wherein students have to answer objective questions. We make it comprehensible for students,” said Narasimha Reddy, principal, HPS, Ramanthapur.

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