Goa : More than one in four students who applied for re-evaluation of their answer sheets after the 2019 Class X board exams found their marks changed after the review. It was even higher for Class XII students, 30% of whom found their marks changed, according to the annual report for 2018-19 released by the Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education.
The board, in 2018, had introduced a penalty for teachers for errors committed during re-evaluation. But those in the know said that besides the penalty, teachers also need to be subjected to continuous training to bring about standardisation in paper corrections.He said that another factor that leads to major differentiation in how an answer book is evaluated is the quality of students the evaluator is normally exposed to.
If students apply for re-evaluation in subjective papers like English, marks are bound to change,” said a board member. “Normally, the change after re-evaluation is seen in such subjective papers. But during the 2019 examination, scrutinisers were present to check after papers are corrected, and therefore change after re-evaluation in such a high number of cases should not have happened.
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