Jamshedpur : With the aim to deliver more accurate results, starting next year, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations will introduce a new digital pen and tablet based technology for the examiners to evaluate answer scripts.
On the sidelines on the 28th Regional Conference of ASISC (Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate) Bihar Jharkhand region, he said that LICR is a technology which ensures a digital pen and tab used by examiners to evaluate answer scripts and helps publish results in a shorter time.
The technology will be accurate and would reduce the recheck requests. It has been planned to be introduced from 2016.
Aiming to be more accurate in collating and publishing ICSE and ISC results, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations will introduce a digital pen and tablet based technology for the examiners to evaluate answer scripts from next year.
“The Council is planning to introduce the Live Ink Character Recognition (LICR) Solution technology while evaluating answer scripts by the examiners,” chief executive and secretary of CISCE Gerry Aarathoon said.
“LICR is a technology which incorporates a re-purposed digital pen and tablet used by examiners to evaluate answer scripts and help publish results in a shorter time,” he said.
The technology will be accurate and would reduce the recheck requests. It was planned to be introduced from 2016, Aarathoon added.
While examiners would use normal pens to evaluate answer scripts, they would use the LICR pen to fill in slots on the top sheet of answer scripts containing a summary of marks obtained.
They would be required to write the individual marks obtained for each question as well as the total, he said. The examiner would then click a check mark on the tab to verify the input.
The LICR would then scan the entire top sheet and send it to the Council’s system, he explained. Once the checked mark is clicked via cloud computing, the scores for each question and the total marks obtained by a student will be stored in the Council’s cloud computing system, he said.
The council has already had a successful pilot run of the system last year. The Council is also eyeing to introduce video-conferencing between heads of schools and other educational agencies on regular basis soon.
“At the time of the examinations, students tend to be tensed and they do make mistakes somewhere or the other and schools also complained to the council so that could be one of the reasons to abolish it,” said principal of a school affiliated to CISCE.