Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE): CCE is system was introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in India to assess all aspects of a student’s development on a continuous basis throughout the year. The assessment covers both scholastic subjects as well as co-scholastic areas such as performance in sports, art, music, dance, drama, and other cultural activities and social qualities. 



“Back to Basics” focuses on the core concepts in each subject in primary and upper primary which have been identified in relation to different levels. The material prepared by a team of experts is primarily intended to support the teacher with the purpose to ensure that processes in teaching are given due care without running after the goals.

Learning indicators in each subject have been very well defined at both primary and upper primary levels by NCERT but it was felt that there is no support material with the teacher to supplement the text books to keep a proper track of the direction of teaching learning process.

Each chapter of the text book, in all subjects has been arranged in a natural sequence. First, all the concepts and learning indicators that can be explored through that lesson are identified. Next a few sample activities that can be used to complement the text book and to exemplify the concepts are dealt with. Later, a few items to test the child’s learning and enable the teacher to understand the effectiveness of learning are included. After every 3/4 chapters there is a Learner’s Achievement Test based on the concepts attained in the previous chapters. This LAT has items that test a child’s level of learning- remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating and creating. Attempting these tests will help our children reinforce their learning and apply it in contexts apart from the text book. The activities included in the “Back to Basics” material are deliberately limited in number but with immense scope for innovation, creativity and invention and it is my hope that teachers will take this opportunity to create their own activities and items for enhancing the learning experiences of their children.

The content and items included in “Back to Basics” support material will pave the way to achievement of learning outcomes. Of course this material is not meant to replace the textbook; but it is to give an insight to the teachers to help the child learn the basics with clarity and confidence. Here, I place on  record my appreciation to the entire team that worked in production of the material.