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The Grade System
The Yash Pal Committee appointed by the Govt. of India discouraged unheathy competitions among individuals. Obviously it referred to the system of awarding of marks to determine the position of an individual. The grading system that automatically follows from the CCE on the other hand was decided to be upheld. The West Bengal Board of Primary Education however, follows as shown in the renewed curriculum a 5-point scale indicating indirect grading system for the scholastice subjects. This is shown in the table below:


Marks Obtained

Grade

Significance

80-100

A

Very Good

65-79

B

Good

50-64

C

Satisfactory

35-49

D

Average

Below 35

E

Not Satisfactory


A model of Evaluation Sheet as introduced by the renewed curriculum is given in Appendix of the revised curriculum. This type of indirect grading system will discourage rewarding individual on the basis of the single indicator of highest aggregate or the highest percentage of marks among all. This may, it is true, help in preparing a merit list at the cost of disincentive to many of the students leading sometimes to the total frustration. The Board proposes that remedial teaching should be adopted as and when necessary. The child lagging behind should be made to reach at least B grade through remedial teaching.
In the co-scholastic subjects a 4-point scale with direct grading through average-standard may be followed as indicated below:


Grade-Value

Grade

Significance

4

A

Very Good

3

B

Good

2

C

Satisfactory

1

D

Not Satisfactory


The format for Evaluation Sheet has provision for comments from the evaluator/teacher such as "may be improved", "more efforts are necessary" etc. for encouraging the performer
The history of the development of the WBBPE since its inception makes it clear that the Board has never lagged behind in meeting what the society actually expects from it. It is not the renewed curriculum and syllabuses but the manner in which the tools for application of the CCE have been made pragmatic with required simplicity for recording the achievements deserve mention.