In a attempt to make school education more meaningful for students, the school education department of Tamil Nadu government will introduce the Continuous and Conprehensive Evaluation(CCE) system.A Government Order, which was passed on September 19, to this effect, will see the Department introducing CCE from classes 1 to 8 from the next academic year. The CCE would be introduced for classes IX and X from the academic year 2013-14. The students would be evaluated by Formative Assessment(FA) method instead of marks.This would be conducted throughout a term during the academic year, and Summative Assessments(SA) at the end of a particular term. The evaluation will take into account scholastic areas encompassing all subjects as well as non scholastic areas like sports, the state government announced through the school education departnment.The switch to this system, emulating the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) method, was taken in the wake of the recommendation made by an expert group constituted by the Directorate of Teacher Eduction Research and Training (DTERT) According to the school education department, the group of experts comprised former director of CBSE G Balasubramanian, heads of government and Matriculation schools and senior officials. The CCE evaluation system is now being followed by all schools coming under the CBSE.