Publications

Large Scale Assessments

Provincial Assessment of Students' Learning (PASL) is an extensive diagnostic activity, which was conducted by Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) in Punjab province. Contribution of School Education Department (SED) Punjab, Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) in providing data and technical and financial support from UNICEF was the driving motivation in conceiving, planning and conducting the study. Assessment of Student Learning (PASL) aimed at identifying measures needed at the policy level, changes required in curriculum/textbooks, challenges related to teacher training, proficiency of assessment of student learning and improvements required at school level for ensuring conducive learning environment
by investigating: 
1) Student and teacher learning achievement levels particularly with reference to higher order learning in the subjects of Mathematics, Science and English, 
2) Identifying content areas in need of attention in Mathematics, Science and English and 
3) Examining home, school and classroom related factors contributive in student learning.

Data Analysis Reports of Examination

PEC generates a provincial report about the students’ achievement level. In this report the overall achievement of the districts in the subject, gender groups, location, medium of instruction and school sector is compared. High achiever, medium range and low level districts are identified for intervention to improve the students learning level. These reports provide useful information for teachers, curriculum developers, text book writers and assessment conducting organizations.

National Curriculum with Students Learning Outcomes (SLO's)

If a nation has one curriculum for all the provinces or states that is called National Curriculum. This is a document which explains the standards of a subject knowledge derived from national educational goals. In order to achieve the same educational standards throughout the country, benchmarks for each class and students’ learning outcomes are designed. The content and sub content areas are selected and organized to achieved the knowledge and skills mentioned in the curriculum.
 

Advice for Teachers

PEC prepares guidelines for teachers based on students’ test’s data. Students’ responses are analyzed and criticized from different angles to understand student’s level of learning. This kind of criticism provides an option to teacher to not only think over what are the weaknesses and strengths of the students in the same content area but also familiarizes them with the students’ level of knowledge and skills. This helps and guides teachers to use better teaching and learning strategies to improve the students’ learning level.
 

Computerized Answer Sheets

It is a paper sheet used by the students to mark the correct option of the multiple choice question (MCQs). Students read the MCQs from the question paper and then mark the correct option given on this separate sheet. Below the MCQ part scorer, teacher marks the scores of each constructed response question. This sheet is scanned and data is used for preparation of subject results of each students.

  • Grade 5
  • Grade 8