The State Board has decided to give two chances to candidates to appear for subsequent exam and improve scores under the Class Improvement Scheme (CIS) from this year onwards. So far,students were allowed only one attempt to improve their scores under the scheme.
However,statistics so far reveal the response to the scheme has been poor,some candidates even failing in the attempt to increase their overall tally.
On Thursday,the State Board released guidelines for the modified CIS under which candidates will be given a chance to choose from the best scores achieved in either of the two attempts.
The modified scheme,to be implemented for those who appeared for the February-March 2013 examinations,would be applicable to candidates enrolled for the upgraded syllabus. The candidates can also appear for practical examinations to improve overall score.
Introduced in 2008,CIS has its genesis in the belief that a students performance cannot be evaluated in a mere few hours of the exam. However,there have been few takers for the scheme since it was launched.
Last year,hardly around 355 candidates availed of the scheme with only around 63 per cent managing to clear the examination.
In the past,students appearing for CIS used to have less time to study and improve their scores. We decided to give students another chance, said Sarjerao Jadhav,chairman,MSBSHSE.