Posted: 07 Nov 2015 02:37 AM PST
CBSE removes PSA (Problem Solving Assessment )Test for Class IX, XI
Mid-way through the academic year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday decided to do away with the Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) test from the 2015-2016 academic year. The assessment began in 2013 for students of classes IX and XI, who were expected to solve application-based problems to hone their research and analytical skills.
Ever since the PSA was introduced, it was resented by faculty members and students, who cited its ambiguous nature of the assessment, particularly students inclined towards humanities and social sciences subjects. The test aimed to help students assess their ability to comprehend and process information and did not merely assess the subject matter.
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