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 SCERT- AP Assessments- Classroom Based : Assessment (CBA)  for classes I to VIII, 

Formative assessment - 1 for classes IX & X Timetable for the  Academic year 2022-23

All  Regiona joint  directors  of  school  educatio and   District educational ofcers in the  state are aware that the  Supporting Andhra’s Learning  Transformation  Programme  (SALT) is  being  implemented   to strengthen school education in all aspects. In the  part of the  SALT project where the   government of Andhra Pradesh has an MoU  with the   agency named Educational Initiatives to support in the  Assessment  area.  As part of the  MoU, one round of SLAS was conducted across the  state.


To identify the  learning gaps in students, EI has proposed to conduct three Classroom  Based Assessments  (CBA)  in the  present academic year for classes 1 to 8 across the  state in the  subjects of First Language Telugu, Second Language Hindi, Third Language English, Environmental Science, Mathematics,  General  Science  (which  consists  of  a  single  paper  for physical science and biological science), and Social Studies (with bilingual question papers). Hence, it is proposed to conduct the  frst CBA instead of formative assessment 1, the  second CBA instead of formative assessment 3, and the  third CBA instead of summative assessment 2. The main objectives of classroom-based assessments are

1.To identify the  learning gaps among the  students to determine the key concepts that needs to be focused on.


 2. To inform teachers on the  learning needs of the  students with relevant materials like misconception posters.

 The suggested CBA will be carried out  using OMR in order to analyse the students' responses for government management schools. For private management schools, OMR will not  be supplied. According to the principles of evaluation of the  question papers released soon after the completion of the  assessment, evaluation and analysis may be taken up. The remaining languages of minor media for classes 1 to 8 will continue the  former format for written tests, as well as all subjects for classes 9 and

 10.  As per reference 4 cited above, the  state government has introduced  6-paper system in SSC exams from the  academic year 202223. Hence, it is decided to follow the  same pattern in internal assessments. So the separate question papers for Physical Science and Biological Science will be replaced with a single question paper, i.e., General Science, which has both Physical Science and Biological Science questions.

 SCERT AP  will coordinate with EI in terms of developing  question papers  for CBA,  and alone will develop other subjects and class question papers  for  formative  assessment. The  printing  and  distribution of  all question papers and OMRs should be done at district level with approved DCEB printers. The instructions  regarding the  scanning of flled  OMRs will be issued separately.

 The same question papers for all classes should be administered for both government and private management schools. Regarding the expenditure  towards  the    printing   and  supply  of  question  paper to Government management Schools, DCEBs will be paid from the  SamagrShiksha, and for private schools, DCEBs may follow the  present practice.

 Hence, all the  district educational ofcers are requested to instruct the  teachers and head masters to follow the  CCE pattern for other tools and conduct the  slip test with question papers supplied by DCEBs for CBA and formative assessment 1 duly following, and for the  written test with utmost precautions and guidelines issued by this ofce wide reference 3, cited above.

 The State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, AP is requested to meet the  said expenditure from the  available funds and release the  funds for expenditure on printing and supply to the  District common examination boards (DCEBs) accounts  concerned.

 IT cell of this ofce is requested to furnish the  child info data for printing of variable data OMRs to the  Director SCERT AP.

 The  schedule,   blueprint  and  approved  budget  for  printing   and logistics are annexed here with.

The blue print and structure for the  proposed CBA for classes 1 to 8 is as follows


Blueprint Creation:


Blueprint is the   framework that is prepared ahead  of assessment tool  developed   to    ensure   the    scientif design   of  the    tool development.  The purpose of the  blueprint design is to  make sure that the  assessments meet their objectives.

1. Type of questions:

 a. Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs):

 An MCQ will contain a question stem with two  to four logically framed    options The   wrong   options   wil hel i the identifcation  of studentsc  misconceptions. Students will need to  pick one option among  the   choices given, as the   correct answer. MCQs have the  following advantages:

i. They help test a wide variety of skills, from knowledge of facts to application and inference.

ii. They help in pinpointing common errors made by students.

  b. Free Response Questions (FRs):

 These  are  open ended  questions  where students  will write their own  responses without any restrictions. These  questions can include

1. Fill in the  blanks: Easy to construct

 2.  Very short answers:   Help test  the   writing skills  of the students effectively

 3.  ShorAnswers:  Tested  to   check  writing  and  sentence creation skillof students,  or  to  test the   understanding  or definition of a particular concept

4. Long Answers:   When  asked in Language, offer  students an opportunity to demonstrate their thinking ability, creativity and writing skills.

 I Mathematics such   questions   hel the     teachers understand  the   thought  process of a student based on the method the   student uses  to  arrive at  an  answer,  thereby, gauging the  knowledge and understanding of a concept

 2. MUA Balance:

 a. Question  characteristics  Based  on the   amount  of mental input  and  the    kind  of  operational  processing  required  at student level, questions can be characterized into three categories

1.Mechanical: Mechanical questions are the   question types that the  child is familiar  with and might have seen in his/her textbooks.

2.Understanding Understanding   questions   would technically require conceptual knowledge and would have an added level/step of problem-solving to get to the  answer.

3.Application Application  type   questions   ar questions testing the   application of a concept in a real-life situation.





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