FA3 EXAM – CBA2 EXAM TIME TABLE
Procs.Rc.No. ESE02/316 /2023-SCERT Dated:29/11/2023
Sub: School Education – SCERT AP – Academic calendar 2023-24 – Conduct of FA3/ CBA2 orders issued – Reg.
1. Academic Calander 2023-24
2. Note orders in file ESE02/316/2023-SCERT.
All Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the state are informed that the second class room based assessment (CBA2)/ Formative Assessment 3, is to be re-scheduled from 23.01.2024 to 29.01.2024.
In this connection, the following test design structure has been finalized by the State Assessment Cell (SAC).
Test Design Structure for FA3/CBA2:
• The assessment tools will be designed to assess grade-specific skills.
• The assessment tool will include both Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Free-Response Questions (FRs).
• For Grade 3 to 8, each MCQ will have 4 options, and there will be only one correct answer for each question. For Grade 1 and 2, MCQs will have 3 options, and there will be only one correct answer for each question.
• For the formative assessment, the number of MCQs has been set at 10. This allows for testing essential concepts while giving students sufficient time to answer the questions. It also takes into account the limited number of chapters being tested in each formative assessment.
This blueprint aims to ensure that the assessment aligns with the curriculum, focuses on grade-specific skills, and provides a balanced mi of MCQs and FRs
The difficulty level of the assessment tools for the formative assessment/CBA1 will be maintained at an average of 50-55%. This ensures that the questions are challenging enough to assess the students’ understanding and application of the concepts without being overly difficult.
The questions used in the assessments are categorized based on the cognitive abilities they require for solving them. These categories are Mechanical (M), Understanding (U), and Application (A). Mechanical (M) questions typically assess basic knowledge and recall of facts. These questions may involve straightforward information retrieval or simple calculations.
Understanding (U) questions assess the students’ comprehension and interpretation of concepts. They require students to e plain, describe, or summarize information, demonstrate understanding of relationships, or make connections between diferent ideas.
Application (A) questions assess the students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems or perform tasks. These questions require students to analyze situations, make judgments, apply principles or rules, or solve comple problems using their acquired knowledge and understanding.
A detailed e planation of the types of questions and their characteristics can be found here, which provides further guidance on how to classify and design questions according to the cognitive abilities they demand
Regarding the e penditure for printing and supplying question papers to Government management schools for the formative assessment3/CBA2, the District Common E amination Boards (DCEBs) will be paid from the funds available at Samagra Shiksha AP. Therefore, all district educational officers are requested to ensure the formative assessment is conducted with utmost care and adherence to the guidelines.
Regional joint directors and district educational officers are also requested to submit the analysis of the formative assessment 3 outcomes, including a district-level analysis, as well as a plan of action for providing remedial teaching to students who have not yet achieved the desired learning outcomes for their respective classes.
The State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Andhra Pradesh, is requested to release the necessary funds for the printing and supply of question papers to the concerned District Common E amination Boards (DCEBs). The IT cell of the office is requested to provide the child information data to the Director of SCERT, Andhra Pradesh to send to DCEBs, for the printing of variable data OMRs. The schedule for the assessment is attached in the annexure.