Thursday, 20 September 2018

Rc. No. ESE02-27021, Dated: 09-09-2018. Mid-Day Meal Scheme - adverse news articles on quality eggs being supplied to the children Guidelines for providing good quality eggs - lnstructions issued



PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION
ANDHRA PRADESH :: AMARAVATI

Present: G.Srinivas, IAS


           Rc. No. ESE02-27021/1 3/2018-MDM-CSE,               
Dated: 09-09-2018








Sub: School Education - Mid-Day Meal Scheme - adverse news articles on quality eggs being supplied to the children Guidelines for providing good quality eggs - lnstructions issued - Regarding.

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      The attention of all the District Educational Officers in the State are informed that various drawbacks in supply of qualitative and quantitative eggs under Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the state have been reported. Several news articles highlighting the various drawbacks in suppty of quality eggs to the schools havebeen published recently in various newspapers all over the State, more in Kurnool district. The issues, highlighted in news articles are:

l .   The quality and quantity of eggs being supplied are not up to the mark.

2.   ln certain schools spoiled eggs are being supplied.

3.   ln some of the schools the cracks are visible on eggs and consequently eggs getting spoiled and insects are growing.

4.   The distributing Agencies are not supplying eggs as per quality specifications.

5.   The supply of underweight eggs is frequent in certain areas/schools.

     The District Educational Officers are informed that such derogative articles in newspapers pointing out the faiture in monitoring the supply of eggs under a flagship programme tike Mid-Day Meal programme are not onty deflating the objectives of the scheme but also degrading the image of the Department.

     Besides, from the observations of State Food Commission and news articles in daily newspapers it is evident that the eggs, being supplied under Mid-Day Meal Scheme, fail frequently to meet the quality specifications of tender norms/conditions in certain schools. As per Clause.25(a) of tender if the successful tenderer fails to deliver the materiats as per the delivery schedule specified, the Commissioner of School Education has the right to levy penalty or cancel the order partially or in full and the Supplier is bound to pay the consequential loss if any sustained by the Commissioner of School Education.

     ln view of the above circumstances and keeping in view the importance of the scheme the steps to be taken by the field officers to rectify the deficiencies at various levels are provided hereunder:


l. Steps to be taken by the HMs/ Agencies at School level:

1.   At the time of receipt of eggs have to check that the shell is not cracked or slimy. Sliminess or cracks can indicate the presence of bacteria.

2.   The date of supply shall be noted in the presence of the supplier. The Head Masters shall be present at the time of receipt of eggs and certify the quality and quantity of eggs with cotour code.

3.   The Supplier shall be asked to carry an appliance to measure the weight of eggs at the time of delivery.

4.   The eggs, found spoiled after delivery, shall be kept aside and got reptaced within the week without fail.

5.   Ensure that the spoiled/ cracked/ underweight eggs are get replaced with quatity eggs on the spot.

6.   Ensure that the eggs shall be served to the children within the week from the date of supply of eggs. No spoiled egg shall be cooked and served to the children.

7.   The eggs shall be cteaned first and stored in well ventilated place at room temperature . The eggs shall not be preserved in closed (air tight)Almarah's or vessets or near stove or cooking area.

8.   Any differences with the supplier shall immediately be reported to the higher authorities and get the problem solved.

9.   The SMC's meetings shall regularly be held and they have to take suitable steps for the implementation of MDM and supply of eggs.

ll. Steps to be taken by the MEOs/Dy. Educational Officers:

1.   Properly monitor the supply of quality eggs by the suppliers.

2.   Random inspections shall be conducted to check the quality and quantity of eggs, being served.

3.   Monthly meetings shall be conducted with the Suppliers, Head Masters and Cooking Agencies to discuss all the issues relating to supply of eggs.

4.   Soon after report of incidence of supply of underweight or spoiled eggs the supplier shall be summoned and get the underweight or spoiled eggs replaced with quality eggs immediately.

5.   ldentify the reason for supply of spoiled eggs and report the matter immediately to the higher authorities with specific remarks.

6.   Utilise the Parent Teacher Association and other mechanisms inmonitoring the implementation of MDM especiatlly supply of quality eggs.

lll. Steps to be taken by the Regional joint Directors/ District Educational Officers:

1.   Review the supply of eggs monthly with the MEOs/ Dy. Educational Officers and take immediate steps to solve the problem, if any.

2.   Wherever it is observed that the supplier is not supplying the eggs as per specifications a show cause notice shall be issued immediately to the supplier for rectification of deficiencies. lf the supplier fails to rectify the deficiencies, the matter shall be reported to the undersigned with specific remarks and evidences for keeping the supplier under blacklist.

3.   White certifying the bills relating to supply of eggs ensure that the cost of spoited eggs is not included and there shall be no double claim.

4.   During inspections, the issues relating to the quatity of MDM especially eggs shall be checked.

5.   Ensure that there shatll be no interruption in supply of eggs to the students in the districts under MDM.

6.   The matter shall be kept under the notice of the District Collector, concerned.

      The Regional Joint Directors and the District Educational Officers are directed to inspect at least two schools in a week at the time of Mid-Day Meal, verify the quality of meals and eggs being supplied/ served, take required steps to rectify the deficiencies, found if any, and submit report to the Commissioner of School Education.

      Further, all the District Educational Officers are requested to ensures that the above guidelines are properly reached all the field officers, schools & teachers' immediately and get implemented property.


G. SRINIVAS
COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION





PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION
ANDHRA PRADESH :: AMARAVATI

Present: G.Srinivas, IAS


           Rc. No. ESE02-27021/1 3/2018-MDM-CSE,               
Dated: 09-09-2018








Sub: School Education - Mid-Day Meal Scheme - adverse news articles on quality eggs being supplied to the children Guidelines for providing good quality eggs - lnstructions issued - Regarding.

&&&&

      The attention of all the District Educational Officers in the State are informed that various drawbacks in supply of qualitative and quantitative eggs under Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the state have been reported. Several news articles highlighting the various drawbacks in suppty of quality eggs to the schools havebeen published recently in various newspapers all over the State, more in Kurnool district. The issues, highlighted in news articles are:

l .   The quality and quantity of eggs being supplied are not up to the mark.

2.   ln certain schools spoiled eggs are being supplied.

3.   ln some of the schools the cracks are visible on eggs and consequently eggs getting spoiled and insects are growing.

4.   The distributing Agencies are not supplying eggs as per quality specifications.

5.   The supply of underweight eggs is frequent in certain areas/schools.

     The District Educational Officers are informed that such derogative articles in newspapers pointing out the faiture in monitoring the supply of eggs under a flagship programme tike Mid-Day Meal programme are not onty deflating the objectives of the scheme but also degrading the image of the Department.

     Besides, from the observations of State Food Commission and news articles in daily newspapers it is evident that the eggs, being supplied under Mid-Day Meal Scheme, fail frequently to meet the quality specifications of tender norms/conditions in certain schools. As per Clause.25(a) of tender if the successful tenderer fails to deliver the materiats as per the delivery schedule specified, the Commissioner of School Education has the right to levy penalty or cancel the order partially or in full and the Supplier is bound to pay the consequential loss if any sustained by the Commissioner of School Education.

     ln view of the above circumstances and keeping in view the importance of the scheme the steps to be taken by the field officers to rectify the deficiencies at various levels are provided hereunder:


l. Steps to be taken by the HMs/ Agencies at School level:

1.   At the time of receipt of eggs have to check that the shell is not cracked or slimy. Sliminess or cracks can indicate the presence of bacteria.

2.   The date of supply shall be noted in the presence of the supplier. The Head Masters shall be present at the time of receipt of eggs and certify the quality and quantity of eggs with cotour code.

3.   The Supplier shall be asked to carry an appliance to measure the weight of eggs at the time of delivery.

4.   The eggs, found spoiled after delivery, shall be kept aside and got reptaced within the week without fail.

5.   Ensure that the spoiled/ cracked/ underweight eggs are get replaced with quatity eggs on the spot.

6.   Ensure that the eggs shall be served to the children within the week from the date of supply of eggs. No spoiled egg shall be cooked and served to the children.

7.   The eggs shall be cteaned first and stored in well ventilated place at room temperature . The eggs shall not be preserved in closed (air tight)Almarah's or vessets or near stove or cooking area.

8.   Any differences with the supplier shall immediately be reported to the higher authorities and get the problem solved.

9.   The SMC's meetings shall regularly be held and they have to take suitable steps for the implementation of MDM and supply of eggs.

ll. Steps to be taken by the MEOs/Dy. Educational Officers:

1.   Properly monitor the supply of quality eggs by the suppliers.

2.   Random inspections shall be conducted to check the quality and quantity of eggs, being served.

3.   Monthly meetings shall be conducted with the Suppliers, Head Masters and Cooking Agencies to discuss all the issues relating to supply of eggs.

4.   Soon after report of incidence of supply of underweight or spoiled eggs the supplier shall be summoned and get the underweight or spoiled eggs replaced with quality eggs immediately.

5.   ldentify the reason for supply of spoiled eggs and report the matter immediately to the higher authorities with specific remarks.

6.   Utilise the Parent Teacher Association and other mechanisms inmonitoring the implementation of MDM especiatlly supply of quality eggs.

lll. Steps to be taken by the Regional joint Directors/ District Educational Officers:

1.   Review the supply of eggs monthly with the MEOs/ Dy. Educational Officers and take immediate steps to solve the problem, if any.

2.   Wherever it is observed that the supplier is not supplying the eggs as per specifications a show cause notice shall be issued immediately to the supplier for rectification of deficiencies. lf the supplier fails to rectify the deficiencies, the matter shall be reported to the undersigned with specific remarks and evidences for keeping the supplier under blacklist.

3.   White certifying the bills relating to supply of eggs ensure that the cost of spoited eggs is not included and there shall be no double claim.

4.   During inspections, the issues relating to the quatity of MDM especially eggs shall be checked.

5.   Ensure that there shatll be no interruption in supply of eggs to the students in the districts under MDM.

6.   The matter shall be kept under the notice of the District Collector, concerned.

      The Regional Joint Directors and the District Educational Officers are directed to inspect at least two schools in a week at the time of Mid-Day Meal, verify the quality of meals and eggs being supplied/ served, take required steps to rectify the deficiencies, found if any, and submit report to the Commissioner of School Education.

      Further, all the District Educational Officers are requested to ensures that the above guidelines are properly reached all the field officers, schools & teachers' immediately and get implemented property.


G. SRINIVAS
COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION



Rc.No.939, Dated: 16-08-2018. Enhancing of Fixed Travelling Allowance Rs.2000/- to the Mandal Educational Officers in the State from MRC Grants.


Rc.No.939/Estt-II/2017   Dated: 16-08-2018





Enhancing of Fixed Travelling Allowance Rs.2000/- to the Mandal Educational Officers in the State from MRC Grants.





Rc.No.939/Estt-II/2017   Dated: 16-08-2018





Enhancing of Fixed Travelling Allowance Rs.2000/- to the Mandal Educational Officers in the State from MRC Grants.




G.O.Ms.NO.154, Dated: 20-09-2018. Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2017




G.O.Ms.NO.154                Dated: 20-09-2018








Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2017








G.O.Ms.NO.154                Dated: 20-09-2018








Dearness Relief to Pensioners with effect from 01.07.2017





Wednesday, 19 September 2018

School Judgment Criteria – Self Assessment Questions to Rating the Schools in Swachhatha Hi Seva programme



School Judgment Criteria – Self Assessment Questions to Rating the Schools in Swachhatha Hi Seva programme 












School Judgment Criteria – Self Assessment Questions to Rating the Schools in Swachhatha Hi Seva programme 










Memo.No.18025, Dated: 19-09-2018. Picketing by the Teachers / Headmasters on 01-09-2018 - Mass Casual Leave on 01-09-2018 - Consider as casual leave / compensate to work on anyother holiday



Memo.No.18025/24/2018 -General         Dated: 19-09-2018







Picketing by the Teachers / Headmasters on 01-09-2018 - Mass Casual Leave on 01-09-2018 - Consider as casual leave / compensate to work on anyother holiday







Memo.No.18025/24/2018 -General         Dated: 19-09-2018







Picketing by the Teachers / Headmasters on 01-09-2018 - Mass Casual Leave on 01-09-2018 - Consider as casual leave / compensate to work on anyother holiday





Tuesday, 18 September 2018

G.O.Ms.NO.62, Dated:18.09.2018. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system – Implementation of Examination Reforms for Classes VI to IX from the Academic year 2015-16 and for class X from the Academic Year 2016-17 in fullest extent.



GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT


School Education Department – Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system – Implementation of Examination Reforms for Classes  VI to IX from the Academic year 2015-16 and for class X from the Academic Year 2016-17 in fullest extent – Amendment  - Orders -Issued.



SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.II) DEPARTMENT
   G.O.Ms.NO.62                      Dated:18.09.2018








                   
Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms. No.17, School Education (PE.Prog.II) Dept. Dt:14.05.2014
2. G.O.Ms. No.29, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt:23.09.2014
3. G.O.Ms. No.82, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt. 29.10.2015
4. G.O.Ms. No.41, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt:07.06.2016
5. G.O. Ms. No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt. 25.10.2017
6. From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Amaravati,
Lr. Rc. No.105/B/SCERT/2017, Dt.:04.10.2017
7. From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Lr.Rc.No.201/B/ SCERT/2018, Dt. 14.06.2018 and 24.07.2018

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O R D E R:
     In the G.O. 3rd read above, Government have issued orders for implementation of examination reforms i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system for classes VI to IX from the academic year 2015-16 and for Class X from the academic year 2016-17 in fullest extent in all schools in the State i.e. Government, local bodies, aided and private recognized schools.

2. In the G.O. 4th read above, certain amendments have been made to G.O. 3rd read above viz.. for replacement of certain existing papers and minimum pass marks for the external exams and internal exams, assigning grading for Curricular Subjects, assigning grading for Co-curricular areas/subjects, for incorporation of OSSC Main Language subjects, discontinuation of certain papers from SSC Public examination from March 2017 onwards and also prescribing minimum pass marks for deaf, dumb and blind students as per G.O. Ms.No.33, Education (Exams) Department, dated 19.03.2001.

3. In the G.O. 5th read above, orders have been issued to conduct 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April)  and SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education. From 2017-18 onwards, SA 1 of classes VIII and IX shall be conducted as an objective type assessment with OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covering respective academic standards. This shall be extended to Classes VI and VII also from academic year 2018-19 and also calculation of 100 marks i.e. 80% from Summative Assessment which is final exam and 20% marks from 4 Formative Assessments and Summative Assessment-1 (4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200), Summative Assessment-1  (80x1=80) = 280).

4. In the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of School Education in the reference 7th cited, Government have examined the reforms undertaken for implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system and it is noticed that there is a need to take  steps to improve the standards, quality of education and providing infrastructure for beneficial of the students instead of testing learning levels of a student through OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)  from early years of students i.e. from classes VI to IX, which involves huge financial burden to Government  and  pedagogically,  it is not suggestible. Government have also observed that mode of conducting of examinations are being shifted from traditional to online. Government have also noticed that there is huge number of GPAs in SSC Results-2018.
(PTO)

5. Government have, therefore, issue following amendment in partial modification of the orders issued in para 1 of the G.O. Ms No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Department, dated 25.10.2017:-



AMENDMENT


1. In para 1, Summative Assessment Procedure, the following shall be read as against existing provision:- 

For Read as
There will be 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April). SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
From 2017-18 onwards, SA 1 of classes VIII and IX shall be conducted as an objective type assessment with OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covering respective academic standards. This shall be extended to Classes VI and VII also from academic year 2018-19. There will be 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April).
SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
From 2018-19 onwards, Summative Assessment-1 of classes VI to IX shall be mix of both descriptive mode and Multiple choice questions consisting of Main paper and Bit paper covering respective academic standards and weightages. There are no OMR based examinations in Summative Assessment-1. Summative-2 would be descriptive only as per existing practice.
There will be 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April).
SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
From 2018-19 onwards, Summative Assessment-1 of classes VI to IX shall be mix of both descriptive mode and Multiple choice questions consisting of Main paper and Bit paper covering respective academic standards and weightages. There are no OMR based examinations in Summative Assessment-1. Summative-2 would be descriptive only as per existing practice.
Finally student is awarded 100 marks. This includes 80% from Summative Assessment-2 which is final exam and 20% internal marks. The calculation of 20% internal marks from 4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200) and Summative Assessment 1 (80 x 1 = 80) shall be done for total 280 marks. Finally, student is awarded 100 marks. This includes 80% from Summative Assessment 2 which is final exam and 20% internal marks.
The calculation of 20% internal marks from 4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200) and Summative Assessment 1 (80 x 1 = 80) shall be done for total 280 marks from classes VI to IX.
For class X, the calculation of 20% internal marks would be from 4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200) i.e. for 10% marks and Summative Assessment-1 (80 x 1 = 80 marks ) for 10% marks.

2. Under para 3, Role and Responsibilities of RJDs of School Education and District Educational Officers, the following shall be added at the end namely:- 


     The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. should constitute 3 member committees at Division, District and State Levels  to randomly verify the Internal marks of Class X students certified by the mandal level 3 member committee constituted as per the orders issued in G.O. Ms No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Department, dated 25.10.2017.

Role of DGE:-  DGE is held responsible for printing and supply of S.A-1 question papers for class X duly maintaining confidentiality by following public examination procedure.

Role of Director, SCERT:- Director, SCERT should prepare S.A-1 and S.A.-2/Pre-final question papers for class X duly maintaining confidentiality and submit hand written scripts to DGE for printing and supply.

Role of DEOs:- DEO is held responsible for smooth conduct of S.A-1 and S.A-2 from classes VI to X in their respective district.

6. The Commissioner of school Education, A.P., the Director, SCERT, A.P. and the Director of Government Examinations, A.P. shall take further action accordingly.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 


ADITYA NATH DAS
                                       SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT






GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT


School Education Department – Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system – Implementation of Examination Reforms for Classes  VI to IX from the Academic year 2015-16 and for class X from the Academic Year 2016-17 in fullest extent – Amendment  - Orders -Issued.



SCHOOL EDUCATION (PROG.II) DEPARTMENT
   G.O.Ms.NO.62                      Dated:18.09.2018








                   
Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms. No.17, School Education (PE.Prog.II) Dept. Dt:14.05.2014
2. G.O.Ms. No.29, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt:23.09.2014
3. G.O.Ms. No.82, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt. 29.10.2015
4. G.O.Ms. No.41, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt:07.06.2016
5. G.O. Ms. No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Dept. Dt. 25.10.2017
6. From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Amaravati,
Lr. Rc. No.105/B/SCERT/2017, Dt.:04.10.2017
7. From the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. Lr.Rc.No.201/B/ SCERT/2018, Dt. 14.06.2018 and 24.07.2018

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O R D E R:
     In the G.O. 3rd read above, Government have issued orders for implementation of examination reforms i.e. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system for classes VI to IX from the academic year 2015-16 and for Class X from the academic year 2016-17 in fullest extent in all schools in the State i.e. Government, local bodies, aided and private recognized schools.

2. In the G.O. 4th read above, certain amendments have been made to G.O. 3rd read above viz.. for replacement of certain existing papers and minimum pass marks for the external exams and internal exams, assigning grading for Curricular Subjects, assigning grading for Co-curricular areas/subjects, for incorporation of OSSC Main Language subjects, discontinuation of certain papers from SSC Public examination from March 2017 onwards and also prescribing minimum pass marks for deaf, dumb and blind students as per G.O. Ms.No.33, Education (Exams) Department, dated 19.03.2001.

3. In the G.O. 5th read above, orders have been issued to conduct 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April)  and SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education. From 2017-18 onwards, SA 1 of classes VIII and IX shall be conducted as an objective type assessment with OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covering respective academic standards. This shall be extended to Classes VI and VII also from academic year 2018-19 and also calculation of 100 marks i.e. 80% from Summative Assessment which is final exam and 20% marks from 4 Formative Assessments and Summative Assessment-1 (4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200), Summative Assessment-1  (80x1=80) = 280).

4. In the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of School Education in the reference 7th cited, Government have examined the reforms undertaken for implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation pattern of examination system and it is noticed that there is a need to take  steps to improve the standards, quality of education and providing infrastructure for beneficial of the students instead of testing learning levels of a student through OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)  from early years of students i.e. from classes VI to IX, which involves huge financial burden to Government  and  pedagogically,  it is not suggestible. Government have also observed that mode of conducting of examinations are being shifted from traditional to online. Government have also noticed that there is huge number of GPAs in SSC Results-2018.
(PTO)

5. Government have, therefore, issue following amendment in partial modification of the orders issued in para 1 of the G.O. Ms No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Department, dated 25.10.2017:-



AMENDMENT


1. In para 1, Summative Assessment Procedure, the following shall be read as against existing provision:- 

For Read as
There will be 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April). SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
From 2017-18 onwards, SA 1 of classes VIII and IX shall be conducted as an objective type assessment with OMR enabled Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) covering respective academic standards. This shall be extended to Classes VI and VII also from academic year 2018-19. There will be 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April).
SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
From 2018-19 onwards, Summative Assessment-1 of classes VI to IX shall be mix of both descriptive mode and Multiple choice questions consisting of Main paper and Bit paper covering respective academic standards and weightages. There are no OMR based examinations in Summative Assessment-1. Summative-2 would be descriptive only as per existing practice.
There will be 2 Summative Assessments in a year (SA 1 in the 1st week/2nd week of November and SA 2 in the month of March/April).
SA 2 of class X will be the Pre-Final and will be conducted in the month of March. For class X, the Public Examination will be conducted by Board of Secondary Education.
From 2018-19 onwards, Summative Assessment-1 of classes VI to IX shall be mix of both descriptive mode and Multiple choice questions consisting of Main paper and Bit paper covering respective academic standards and weightages. There are no OMR based examinations in Summative Assessment-1. Summative-2 would be descriptive only as per existing practice.
Finally student is awarded 100 marks. This includes 80% from Summative Assessment-2 which is final exam and 20% internal marks. The calculation of 20% internal marks from 4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200) and Summative Assessment 1 (80 x 1 = 80) shall be done for total 280 marks. Finally, student is awarded 100 marks. This includes 80% from Summative Assessment 2 which is final exam and 20% internal marks.
The calculation of 20% internal marks from 4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200) and Summative Assessment 1 (80 x 1 = 80) shall be done for total 280 marks from classes VI to IX.
For class X, the calculation of 20% internal marks would be from 4 Formative Assessments (50x4=200) i.e. for 10% marks and Summative Assessment-1 (80 x 1 = 80 marks ) for 10% marks.

2. Under para 3, Role and Responsibilities of RJDs of School Education and District Educational Officers, the following shall be added at the end namely:- 


     The Commissioner of School Education, A.P. should constitute 3 member committees at Division, District and State Levels  to randomly verify the Internal marks of Class X students certified by the mandal level 3 member committee constituted as per the orders issued in G.O. Ms No.80, School Education (Prog.II) Department, dated 25.10.2017.

Role of DGE:-  DGE is held responsible for printing and supply of S.A-1 question papers for class X duly maintaining confidentiality by following public examination procedure.

Role of Director, SCERT:- Director, SCERT should prepare S.A-1 and S.A.-2/Pre-final question papers for class X duly maintaining confidentiality and submit hand written scripts to DGE for printing and supply.

Role of DEOs:- DEO is held responsible for smooth conduct of S.A-1 and S.A-2 from classes VI to X in their respective district.

6. The Commissioner of school Education, A.P., the Director, SCERT, A.P. and the Director of Government Examinations, A.P. shall take further action accordingly.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) 


ADITYA NATH DAS
                                       SPECIAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT




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