Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Letter Grading To Be Introduced in SLC Examinations

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The Officer of Controller of Examination and Ministry of Education have decided to introduce letter grading system in SLC board from this year.
In above the 80 years of SLC examinations being held, numerical grading system was used to evaluate the students’ performances which can be divided into four categories- Distinction, First division, Second division and Third division.
Letter grading system was conducted in pilot phase for technical and vocational streams last year of whom performances of 3256 students was evaluated.
The SLC exam results will be published in letter grading system which will have six categories- ‘A+’ to the students scoring between 90-100 percent, ‘A’ to 80-89 percent, ‘B’ to 60-79 percent, ‘C’ to 40-59 percent, ‘D’ to 25-39 percent and ‘E’ to the students scoring 24 and below percent.
The pilot phase was conducted for technical and vocational streams for SLC results 2071 in 99 schools last year out of which 215 students got A+, 779 students got ‘A,’ 2131 got ‘B’, 124 got ‘C’ and one student got ‘D’. 
The Ministry of Education has stated that the letter grading system will be introduced in all streams this year.
The OCE has stated, “The main motive behind introduction of letter grading is to eliminate the concept of pass and fail”. “But since this concept is not familiar with a lot of people there might be some hindrances.” the OCE said adding further.
A committee of nine members has been formed to ensure proper implementation of the letter grading system according to Diwakar Dhungel, Executive director of CDC. The members of committee are MoE Spokesperson Hari Lamsal, Examination Controller Bishnu Bahadur Dware, Educationists Dr. Lekhnath Adhikari and Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Singh among others.
The students in exempted category will be granted marks and provisions as per past provisions.
Sparrow SMS is a regular provider of SLC results in Nepal. Students can download Sparrow App at http://sparrowsms.com/android for early notifications regarding SLC. Students can also get SLC results with marksheet when the results are published using the App and SMS both. 
For now, Sparrow wishes all the students all the best for SLC.
          

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