School Education Department – S.C.E.R.T, A.P, Hyderabad – Examination Reforms for class IX and X from the academic year 2014-15 onwards – Permission Accorded - Orders issued.
School Education (P.E – PROG.II) Department, G.O.Ms. No.17 Dated 14.05.2014
1. GO MS No. 169, School Education (PE – Prog-II) Dept. Dt. 29.12.2011
2. GO MS No. 62, School Education (PE – Prog-II) Dept. Dt. 23.07.2012
3. GO MS No. 60, School Education (PE – SSA) Dept. Dt. 24.10.2013
4. From the C & DSE Lr. Rc. No. 302/E1-1/2009, Dt. 17.04.2013
5. From the Director, SCERT, A.P, Hyderabad Lr. No. 185/D1/C&T/SCERT/2013, Dt.08.05.2014
In the reference 1st and 2nd read above, orders have been issued for undertaking curricular reforms and revision of syllabus and textbooks for the classes I to X in a phased manner to meet the requirements of National Curriculum framework-2005 and Right to Education Act-2009 provisions. In the reference 3rd read above orders have been issued for the implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in the State.
Accordingly the Director, SCERT has taken up curricular reforms in a big way based on National Curriculum Framework-2005 and Right to Education Act-2009 and revised the syllabus from class I to X followed by revision of textbooks in all the subjects and curricular and co-curricular areas from class I to X in a phased manner. The class X new textbooks will be introduced from the coming academic year i.e. 2014-15. As new books are introduced the evaluation process also needs to be modified. This has already been done for Classes I to VIII.
2. The Director, SCERT vide reference 5th read above has submitted proposals for the revised evaluation process and scheme of examination for classes IX and X and stated that the proposed examination reforms will facilitate for a shift in the teaching learning process and improved transaction of new textbooks and transforms the ways of learning with activities, projects, dialogue and discussions, experiments etc. and hence requested the government to issue orders for the implementation of examination reforms in all the secondary schools in the State viz., government, government aided, panchayatraj bodies, recognized private schools on the following items:
• Single paper for each language subjects i.e. Telugu, English, Hindi, Urdu etc.
• Two papers for non language subjects i.e. Science, Social Studies and Mathematics viz., Science– Paper 1 Biological Science, Paper 2 Physical Science; Social Studies–Paper 1 Geography and Economics, Paper 2 History and Civics; Mathematics–Paper 1 numbers, sets, algebra, progressions, coordinate geometry and Paper 2 geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, statistics, probability etc