Mumbai, April 9 -- The Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) came up with a set of guidelines for promoting students of Classes 1 to 8 in state board schools on Thursday.

In cases where assessments of students have taken place throughout the year, the scores in such assessments need to be calculated out of 100 marks and a grade has to be determined on the basis of the score, according to the guidelines. Students who have not been able to complete their assessments due to any reason should also be promoted with a remark "promoted under section 16 of the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009".

Students who secure lower grades after the overall evaluation should undergo a training process for the skills in tha...