Advocacy in HC to ask CBSE affiliated schools to publish documents on criteria for calculating grades for class 10



New Delhi, June 28 (PTI) A plea in Delhi High Court on Monday asked CBSE-affiliated schools to post the assessment criteria rationale document for grade 10 students on their websites before finalizing the results for greater transparency.

The recess bench for Justices C Hari Shankar and Subramonium Prasad said the case would go to another bench not including Judge Shankar.

He registered the case for a hearing before another bench on June 30.

The request for provisional measures was made in a pending petition in which the requesting NGO, Justice For All, sought to change the Central Council of Secondary Education (CBSE) policy for the tabulation of scores for council exams. class 10 2021 based on internal assessment conducted by schools.

The request, through attorney Khagesh B Jha and Shikha Sharma Bagga, sought an interim order directing all schools affiliated by the board to publish the document justifying the criteria designed for the assessment of students in the class 10 on their respective websites, before calculating the result and uploading it to the CBSE portal, to provide transparency.

He said students should be able to access the document and raise grievances with the CBSE well in time with the sagacious grievance mechanism by the Council for Students.

The request says that after the court sent a notice on June 2, a new FAQ was published by the CBSE on June 9 and it became clear that there is no change yet. in their alleged arbitrary policy of moderation of marks, which is in violation of article 21 (right to life) of the Constitution.

“The current policy is absolutely discriminatory, unfair, illogical and would result in enormous manipulation of grades by schools, based on the performance of older students in that particular school,” he said.

On June 2, the High Court requested a response from the Center, the Delhi government and the CBSE to the NGO’s petition claiming that the council’s policy of calculating grades for grade 10 students on the basis of Internal evaluation of schools was unconstitutional and needed to be changed.

In its petition, the NGO declared: “The policy of moderation of the average grades assessed by the school, based on the historical performance of the previous average result of the school, in terms of the best overall performance of the school. would be an injustice to the students, because the performance of the school is in no way linked to the performance of the student. ”

He also said that moderating grades based on the overall district average, the national average and the state average “was absolutely unreasonable, illogical and punitive for students at a school that would first appear. times in board exams ”, with no previous performance data.

The NGO alleged that it can also lead to trademark manipulation and exploitation, extortion of students and parents. PTI SKV SA

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