The Holistic Progress Card For C.B.S.E

Friday 19 January, 2024

What is HPC

Holistic Progress Card is a 360 degree, multidimensional report of progress, that reflects in detail the progress as well as the uniqueness of each learner in the cognitive, affective, socio-emotional, and psychomotor domains. It is a shift in assessment from one that is summative primarily testing rote memorization skills, to one that is more regular and formative - competency-based. It promotes learning and development for children, and evaluating higher-order skills, such as analysis, critical thinking, and conceptual clarity.

Objective of HPC

  • It aids in charting the proficiency levels of foundational literacy and numeracy skills for every child.
  • Emphasis is placed on recognizing the individuality of each learner.
  • The objective is to depict a comprehensive view of a student's advancement, offering both evidence and a platform for the child to showcase personal growth during progress reviews over the years.
  • The documentation captures a child's self-expression and the teacher's evaluation based on competencies.
  • This establishes a crucial connection between home and school, involving parents as integral contributors to their child's learning journey.

Features of HPC

  • Utilizing a participatory, inclusive, and learner-centric approach.
  • Incorporating self-assessment, peer assessment, and parent feedback.
  • Assessment methods encompass project-based and inquiry-based learning, quizzes, role plays, group work, portfolios, and more.
  • Clearly defining explicit learning outcomes as the pathways for competency acquisition.
  • The approach to skill development in children is gradual and progressive.
  • Enhancing self-awareness and self-esteem by communicating strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Allowing space for children to learn at their own pace.
  • Structured around three Developmental Goals:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Effective Communicators
    • Involved Learners
Orientation Programme for Holistic Progess Card (Foundational Stage)

To enable the schools to adopt and implement the Holistic Progress Card at the Foundational Stage, the CBSE has organised an online Orientation Programme for schools, where all the aspects of assessment at this stage are explained in detail.