Continuous Evaluation i.e.; Assessment for learning (formative assessment) involves the use of assessment in the classroom to raise student achievement. This is conducted to test what has been taught during that particular period. The tests are spontaneous and special base sheets are followed to record these on-going assessments. For Grade 1 & 2 four formative assessments with 25% weightage each is conducted. From Grade 3 to 10, 20% weightage from Term 1 and Term 2 with two formative assessments each term are considered to evaluate the progress of students. To be in line with curriculum expectations is based on the idea that students will improve most if they understand the aim of their learning, where they are in relation to this and how they can achieve this aim (i.e. to close the gap in their knowledge and skills. Self-evaluation is a key component of assessment in the school.
Assessment of learning (summative assessment) involves judging students’ performance against Curriculum standards. The academic year is divided into 2 terms for CBSE curriculum and 3 terms for TN Board curriculum. There will be summative assessments at the end of each term. These help teachers track achievement levels of students. For promotion to the next grade all these summative assessments are considered with the weightage of 30% in each term according to CCE for CBSE and TN board requirements Teachers may make these judgements at the end of a unit of work, of a year, or of a key stage. Test results, too, describe student performance in terms of levels and grades.
For KG there is only continuous assessment throughout the academic year. In KG continuous evaluation is mostly through daily observation. The tests are spontaneous.