The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBS&HSE) got down to the first steps of formulating a module for evaluating class XII students with the public examination cancelled.
On Thursday, members of its Academic Council brainstormed on the conundrum of coming up with an objective criteria to assess the students and come up with a marks tabulation formula at a virtual meeting.
By and large a consensus is seemingly emerging in the discussions that the module should give some weightage to marks obtained in internal exams -- Formative 1 and 2 conducted by Schools through the year -- and also the prelims.
Projects and assignments done through the year should also get some weightage in the final module, according to the discussions on Thursday in the AC's virtual meet.
There is also a proposal to take into account the students' performance in class XI but it is still in the nascent stage and a specific formula is still to evolve.
No official of the Board was willing to go on record about Thursday's deliberations which are reportedly preliminary. Also, the AC decisions and proposals are required to be vetted and approved eventually by the Executive Committee of GBS&HSE.
A broad consensus, however, is emerging across all GBS&HSE panels that the assessment template derived by the CBSE should also be taken into consideration to give shape to the final results module.
Meanwhile, the Goa Board has sought suggestions from the public too and asked that these be sent by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by June 11.