The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday quashed the notification of the school education department of conducting board exams for classes 5,8, 9 and 11 for the state board syllabus. The single judge bench headed by Justice Krishna Dixit upheld the arguments of the registered associations of private unaided schools who argued that conducting board examinations for these classes violates the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) model enshrined in the Right ToEducation Act (RTE) 2009. The examinations were scheduled to commence from March 11.Lokesh Talikatte, president of the Registered Unaided Private Schools Association said, “RTE mandates that continuous and comprehensive evaluation must be conducted at school level for classes 5,8 and 9 and it should not be a board exam. CCE means conducting examinations at the school level, evaluating them at the school level and assessing the students based on their learning abilities. However, when the question paper and evaluation happen at board level and taluk level respectively, it hampers the child’s learning curve.”