The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has taken following measures to reduce the stress on children and to make learning a joyful experience:-
(i) Abolition of homework for the children of Classes I to II.
(ii) Interesting and meaningful alternative activities to replace the dull and mechanical homework from classes II to V.
(iii) Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation from class I to V with no pass/fail criterion.
(iv) Gradual implementation of grading system for the assessment of students.
(v) Comprehensive School Health Programme and establishment of Health Clubs in the schools.
(vi) Education in life skills for the students of class VI to VIII with focus on developing self-awareness, interpersonal relationship, equanimity and strength of character.
(vii) Adolescence Education programme for students of classes VI to XII to cater to the special needs of the adolescent in physical, emotional, mental and social development.
(viii) Providing counseling services to children before and during examination and after the announcement of results using multimedia, newspapers and television.
(ix) Providing guidelines to teachers for diagnostic techniques of teaching children with learning difficulties.
(x) Greater emphasis on soft subjects like dance, art, music, craft etc. in order to foster creativity and harmonious development of the total personality of children.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.