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TS SSC English Answer Sheet Evaluation Principles, Indicators

SSC English Answer Sheet - Principles of Evaluation::
FAQS (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS) RELATED TO SSC EXAMINATIONS:
1. Are our students able to comprehend the textbook independent texts?
Ans: Yes, this is not a new practice , but the given passage  should be appropriate to the level of the class.

2. How to get good marks in ‘Editing part’?
Ans:
a. The teachers should take up discourse editing exercise on a regular basis.
b. Besides the textbook, the students should be exposed to a variety of texts
c. An activity, wherein the students write the paragraph/s with errors and exchange them for correction, can be taken up in the class.

3. What are the areas to be covered in editing?
Ans: This cannot be specified. The information is given on page no. 56&57(Steps 1-3) maybe helpful in this regard.

4. Should the correction (editing of the errors) be made exactly as given in the textbook?
Ans: Yes. If there is any ambiguity in answers, it will be provided in the key and marks will be awarded accordingly.

5. How many open-ended questions are to be asked? What are the indicators for such questions?
Ans: More than one. The number of factual questions should be minimum.

6. Should the poems be taken from the suggested ones or from the external sources?
Ans: Any poem suitable to the level of the class can be taken.

7. Should the proper layout be followed for minor discourses?
Ans: Yes

8. Is there any prescribed layout   for minor discourses?
Ans: Yes. Please refer Teacher’s Handbook.

9. Is it possible for to get 10/10 in major discourses?
Ans: Yes, if all the indicators are met.

10. Should the answers be written in the sequence as given in the question paper?
Ans: Not necessarily.

11. If the answers are repeated (without being struck off), should only the first one  be considered?
Ans: Strictly yes

12.  Can the passages for reading comprehension (Paper-II) be extracted from the textbooks of  the lower classes?
Ans: Yes, if they are not read by the students earlier.

13. Is colouring necessary for the poster? Should we give weightage for colouring?
Ans: Not necessary. No weightage is given. Relevant illustrations will be considered under format and the way it communicate.

14. Should the profile be written in the tabular form or in a paragraph?
Ans: Both the ways depending on the question.

15. What should be the length of the exchangers in a conversation?
Ans: Depending  on the context. Minimum 10 exchanges should be there which are contextually relevant.

16. What is the difference between a conversation and an interview?
Ans: Please refer Teacher’s Handbook.

17. In a question with internal choice, can we consider the best answer when both are attempted?
Ans: Yes

18. Should the discourses be covered in a graded manner from Class VI onwards?
Ans: No. All the discourses are compulsory for all the classes. The features are class specific.

19. Can we prescribe specific discourses for SA-I and SA –II?
Ans: No

20. Are there any norms for giving picture as an input for major and minor discourses?
Ans: Yes, can be given with the discretion of the paper setter.

21. What are the indicator for open ended questions?
Ans: Contextual relevance and well formed sentences (If it 1 mark ½ mark each: If it is 2 marks 1 mark each).

22. What is the difference in Paper-I and II?
Ans: Paper-I is based on the textbooks and Paper-II is based on the textbook independent. The discourses under Paper-I and II are totally different.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR MAJOR DISCOURSES

DiscourseDiscourse Specific FeaturesMarks allottedLanguage Specific FeaturesMarks allotted
NarrativeSequencing events and dialogues2 MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Setting and sensory perceptions2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Expressing emotions2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
ConversationWriting dialogues contextually(min. 10 exchanges)2 MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.1 Mark
Sequencing the dialogues2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Using social norms and discourse markers2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns2 Marks
DescriptionCreating vivid images using attributes and describing words2 MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Using different kinds of sentences (short sentences, question forms, passivization, etc.)2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Giving personal reflections on event or person2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
InterviewProper introduction and beginning1 MarkGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.1 Mark
Using discourse markers and language appropriate to the context2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Questions relevant to the context and relevant to the responses2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns2 Marks
Appropriate closing/ending to the interview1 Mark----------
DiscourseDiscourse Specific FeaturesMarks allottedLanguage Specific FeaturesMarks allotted
Script for drama/playMaintaining proper beginning, rising actions and ending2MarksUse of discourse markers and appropriate cohesive devices2Marks
Dialogues relevant to the context2MarksWell-structured sentences ( description of settings and scenes )1 Mark
Stage directions ,movements and setting2MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Script for ChoreographyIdentification of main theme and stanza wise themes2MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Instances for single/multiple themes2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Sequence of actions2MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
DiscourseDiscourse Specific FeaturesMarks allottedLanguage Specific FeaturesMarks allotted
Script for SpeechContextual relevance and organization of ideas2 MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Use of argumentative/persuasive/interactive language2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Citation of examples, quotes, etc.2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
News reportUse of appropriate headline and lead sentence2 MarksOrganization of the information1 Mark
Body of the report2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
Use of appropriate language2 MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.1 Mark
----Conventions of writing1 Mark
DiscourseDiscourse Specific FeaturesMarks allottedLanguage Specific FeaturesMarks allotted
LetterAppropriate format/layout2 MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Using language appropriate to the context2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Expressing relevant ideas sequentially2 MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
EssayTitle, introduction /thesis statement1 MarkGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Providing main ideas and supporting details (examples, quotations ,etc.)2 MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Maintaining the logical sequence of ideas2MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark
Giving appropriate conclusion/ending1 Mark
Biographical SketchPresenting relevant details/ information of the person2MarksGrammaticality(tense, aspect, agreement, PNG features ,etc.2 Marks
Quoting anecdotes, reflections , thoughts and feelings2MarksConventions of writing1 Mark
Maintaining the logical sequence of ideas2MarksCoherence — use of connectives and pronouns1 Mark

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR MINOR DISCOURSES
Common Features (for Notice/ Diary/ Message/ Poster/ Invitation)
Discourse Specific : layout/ design/ illustrations - 1 Mark
Language Specific : Contextual relevance and coherence - 1 Mark
Proper sentence structure / well-formedness, Brevity   - 1 Mark
Conventions of writing (Punctuation/spelling)  - 1 Mark

Contextual relevance indicators under each discourse
1. Notice    persuasive language / exhortation/invitation /appeal
2. Diary   emotional reflections
3. Message  element of emotive(personal)
4.  Poster   brevity , emotive language , conveying the message/  Conception

(For all the minor discourses, 1 mark for discourse specific indicators and 4 marks for language specific indicators)
For other minor discourses , the features are  common.
Indicators for open ended questions
Contextual relevance and well formed sentences (If it 1 mark ½ mark each: If it is 2 marks 1 mark each).


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