Formative Assessment FA Tools Marks & Grades Guidelines: As per the instructions of the Commissioner and Director of School Education, Telangana State, the children’s performance of Class 1st to 8th under Formative Assessment – I should be recorded as per its schedule.
Therefore the Mandal Educational Officers are directed to issue the instructions to all the Head Masters of Primary, Upper Primary, and High Schools to record the children’s performance under Formative Assessment – I as per its dates and obtain the Formative Assessment – I data school wise.
Formative assessment Assessment for English Subject: Formative assessment can be interpreted as assessment for learning and assessment as learning which is distinct from summative assessment of learning. Guidelines for Formative Assessment.
4 Tools in FA
There are four tools in formative assessment.
|FA Tool||Marks (1s to 5th)||Marks (6th to 10th|
|Read and Reflect||10 Marks||5 Marks|
|Written works||10 Marks||5 Marks|
|Project works||10 Marks||5 Marks|
|Slip test||20 Marks||5 Marks|
Note: Each tool carries 5 marks.
1. Read and Reflect:
Reading is one of the major inputs for language development. If we do not go for some kind of focused interventions to facilitate reading skills, students will be reading their textbooks only. (Earlier, it so happened that students did not read even the text books, but depended upon question banks).
There should be a mechanism to ensure that students are reading materials other than the textbook, develop their own perceptions on such materials and come out with their own reflections on the reading experience both orally and in writing.
How to facilitate reading:
- The teacher is suggested to provide reading materials such as library books, magazines, articles, stories, newspapers, etc. for a formative period (there are four formatives in an academic year).
- The learners should read the reading materials and write their reflections in their notebook.
- They will also be asked to present their reading experience orally (without looking at the notebook) before the class.
We may use indicators such as stating the context, sequencing of ideas, well-formed sentences, proper articulation for assessing the oral performance. The teacher should check the written notes of the children and award marks for individual writing based on the indicators related to writing which are included the academic standards.
We can go for a few manageable indicators such as states the context, sequencing of ideas, well-formed sentences, personal opinions, punctuations, and spelling. The length of writing should be at least 100-120 words (10-12 sentences)
- Both oral and written performance carry 5 marks each.
- The average marks should be consolidated to 5 marks.
- Don’t discourage the learners if they commit any errors in their writing. However, positive feedback may be given.
- The child has to read the different discourses for every Formative Assessment.
- The teacher can provide the source for reading material or encourage the children to search the material on their own.
2. Written Works:
The written works include the discourses written individually as part of classroom process, the answers to the analytical questions assigned to the learners as home task, the textual exercises such as vocabulary, grammar and study skills. Teachers have to ensure that children are writing individually and not by copying from others. TS, Hyderabad
3. Project Work:
Every unit contains a project work to be carried out by the students; every student should carry out one project for one formative. No need to carry out all the projects given in the textbook. If there are three projects given in the textbook for a formative, the teacher is to write the titles of these on the blackboard and ask the students to select one among these.
Projects help the students to evolve themselves as independent users of the language. Project work provides a platform for integrating language skills and various study skills; it also involves higher order thinking skills.
The learners have to explore the theme by collecting data, consolidating it using different formats, write reports on them and make presentations in the whole class.
There is space for individual work, pair work and also group work. In addition to the projects suggested in the textbook, teachers can go more projects related to the themes that are dealt with Process.
Projects take place in various stages such as:
- Brainstorming on the nature of the project,
- Designing tools for the collection of data,
- Collecting the data,
- Consolidating the data using different formats,
- Analysis and Interpretation of the data,
- Report writing,
The project carries 7 marks for the written work (preparation of tools 2; a collection of data and analysis-2, report writing-3) and 3 marks for presentation of the report. Consider the indicators (written and oral) holistically and award total marks accordingly. No need to award item wise marks in the project.
Note: out of ‘4’ projects, one project should be a group project.Teacher Handbook. Formative Assessment FA Tools Marks & Grades Guidelines
4. Slip Tests
Slip test is more or less similar to summative assessment but it is still different in terms of the following:
- There is no prior notice for conducting the slip test.
- It is done in a limited time (say, in a regular period of about 40 minutes).
- There are only limited numbers of tasks.
- The discourses that have been done in the formative period are considered for slip test.
- There is no printed question paper. The teacher can write the tasks on a chart and display it or write the questions on the BB.
- There should be one discourse, one passage for reading comprehension and one item from Vocabulary & Grammar.
- The slip tests should cover the discourses to prepare the students for summative tests.
- The teacher should record the slip test marks in a register and should be consolidated the marks during every formative period.
- Ensure that children do the tasks individually.
- Assess the written performance and provide feedback to the learners.
- The award marks based on indicators that are included in the academic standards under written discourses.
- Record marks in the cumulative record.
The table given below show the marks awarded for each area covered under
The formative assessment.
1. Comprehension passage – 5 marks
2. Vocabulary and Grammar – 5 marks
3. Discourse- 10 marks (Major discourse)
1. Comprehension passage- 5 marks
2. Grammar- 5 marks
3. Vocabulary- 5marks
4. Discourse- 5 marks (Minor discourse)
FA Marks Allotment
Formative Assessment Marks allotment for Primary Classes
1. Children participation and reflection -10 Marks
- For languages – Read any book other than the textbook and write a report,
- Mathematics – prepare own problems and solution,
- Science – prepare lab report on an experiment done by him/her
- Social – Express opinions on contemporary issues
2. The project works -10 Marks
Any other suitable tool may be developed by teacher preparation and presentation of Projects, Model making, art, paintings, etc..
3. Written works- 10 Marks
Own expressions in notebooks, field observation, data collection and analysis reports, creative writings, etc..
4. Slip test- 20 Marks
Slip test should be conducted on selected Academic Standards. There is no need to conduct a slip test in a specified timetable like our conventional unit test examinations. It is informal in nature teacher has, freedom to conduct slip test in his regular classroom transaction Total- 50 marks.
Formative Assessment FA Tools, Marks, Grades and Guidelines:
The following assessment tools should be used for formative assessment:
|Assessment Tool||Marks for I to V Classes||Marks for VI to X Classes|
|Children participation and Responses||10||5|
|Written items of children||10||5|
|Children Projects and Project reports||10||5|
|Children written expression(Slip Test)||20||5|
Grade, Grade Points and Marks: Grade Marks in Languages Marks in Non-languages Grade points for Common Exam System
|Grade||Marks||50 Marks||Grade Points|
Grading for I to V classes Formative Assessment:
|10 Marks||Grade||20 Marks||Grade||50 Marks||Grade|
|10||A+||19 – 20||A+||46-50||A+|
|08 – 09||A||15 – 18||A||36-45||A|
|06 – 07||B+||11 – 14||B+||26-35||B+|
|0-4||C||0 – 8||C||0-20||C|
Grading for VI to VIII classes Formative Assessment:
Grading for 5 Marks Marks Range
|4.5 – 5.0||A1|
|4.0 – 4.5||A2|
|3.5 – 4.0||B1|
|3.0 – 3.5||B2|
|2.5 – 3.0||Cl|
|2.0 – 2.5||C2|
|1.5 – 2.0||D|
|0 – 1.5||E|
Grading for 20 Marks
|18.5 – 20||A1|
|07 – 08||D|
1. CCE New Grading Smart Table for Teachers
2. TS Schools PS Formative Assessment I Model Question Papers and Time Table
3. TS Schools Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment Exams Time Table
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