Formative Assessment FA Tools, Marks, Grades, Guidelines for TS Schools

Formative Assessment FA Tools, Marks, Grades, Guidelines for TS Schools

FAs Formative Assessments Tools, Marks, Grades, Guidelines for TS Schools: As per the instructions of the Commissioner and Director of School Education, Telangana State, the children 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 performance under Formative Assessment - I as per it dates and obtain the Formative Assessment - I data school wise.

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Formative assessment Assessment for English Subject:
Formative assessment can be interpreted as assessment for learning and assessment as learning which are distinct from summative assessment of learning.4.1 Guidelines for Forma There are four tools in formative assessment.
1) Read and Reflect
2) Written works
3) Project works
4) Slip test
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 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.

Oral indicators:
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.

Written indicators:
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, teacher is to write the titles of these on the blackboard and ask the students select one among these.

Projects help the students to evolve themselves as independent users of 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.
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,
• Presentation.
Awarding marks
The project carries 7 marks for the written work (preparation of tools 2; 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 group project.Teacher Handbook

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.
• 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
formative assessment.
 Comprehension passage- 5 marks
 Vocabulary and Grammar- 5 marks
 Discourse- 10 marks (Major discourse)
 Comprehension passage- 5 marks
 Grammar- 5 marks
 Vocabulary- 5marks
 Discourse- 5 marks (Minor discourse)

Formative Assessment Marks allotment
1. Children participation and reflection -10 Marks
-For languages - Read any book other than text book and write a report,
-Mathematics - prepare own problems and solution,
- Science - prepare lab report on experiment done by him/her
-Social - Express opinions on contemporary issues..

2. 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 note books, 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 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

The following assessment tools should be used for formative assessment
Sl.No Assessment Tool Marks for I to V Classes Marsk for VI to X Classes
1 Children participation and Responces 10 5
2 Written items of children 10 5
3 Children Projects and Project reports 10 5
4 Children written expression(Slip Test) 20 5
Total 50 20

Grade, Grade Points and Marks
Grade Marks in Languages Marks in Non-languages Grade points for Common Exam System
Grade :::::: 100 Marks  ::::::  50 Marks  :::::: Grade Points
A1 :::::: 91 – 100 :::::::::::::: 46 – 50  :::::: 10
A2 :::::: 81 – 90 :::::::::::::: 41 – 45  :::::: 9
B1 :::::: 71 – 80 :::::::::::::: 36 – 40  :::::: 8
B2 :::::: 61 – 70 :::::::::::::: 31 – 35  :::::: 7
C1 :::::: 51 – 60 :::::::::::::: 26 – 30  :::::: 6
C2 :::::: 41 – 50 :::::::::::::: 21 – 25  :::::: 5
D1 :::::: 35 – 40 :::::::::::::: 18 – 20  :::::: 4
D2 :::::: 0 – 34 :::::::::::::: 0 – 17  :::::: 3

Grading for I to V classes Formative Assessment
Sl.No Percentage Grade=100 Marks
1 91-100 A+                           www.Techersbadi.In
2 71-90 A                             www.Techersbadi.In
3 51-70 B+                           www.Techersbadi.In
4 41-50 B                             www.Techersbadi.In
5 0-40 C                             www.Techersbadi.In

Sl.No 10 Marks
20 Marks
50 Marks
Marks Grade Marks Grade Marks Grade
1 10 A+ 19 - 20 A+ 46-50 A+
2 08 - 09 A 15 - 18 A 36-45 A
3 06 - 07 B+ 11 - 14 B+ 26-35 B+
4 5 B 09 -10 B 21-25 B
5 0-4 C 0 - 8 C 0-20 C

Grading for VI to VIII classes Formative Assessment
Sl.No. Grading for 5 Marks Grading for 20 Marks
Marks Range Grade Marks Range Grade
1 4.5 - 5.0 A1 18.5 - 20 A1
2 4.0 - 4.5 A2 16.5-18 A2
3 3.5 - 4.0 B1 14.5-16 B1
4 3.0 - 3.5 Techersbadi.In B2 12.5 -14 B2
5 2.5 - 3.0 Cl 10.5-12 C1
6 2.0 - 2.5 C2 8.5-10 C2
7 1.5 - 2.0 D 07 -  08 D
8 0 - 1.5 E 7 below E

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