Students’ Achievement Scores in Mathematics and Science in during Last Half Decade in Punjab, Pakistan
Keywords:Assessment, Results, Students’ Performance
Govt. of the Punjab taking many initiatives and reforms in school education system including: a) recruitment of new teachers, mentoring and monitoring, provision of Non-Salary Budget (NSB), induction, in-service and promotion link trainings of teachers etc. It seems that Govt. resources are not utilizing in true sense. There are many factors that affect students’ learning. In general, curriculum and teaching strategies are the main factors. Examination and Assessment data of Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) explored that 5th grade students’ performance in written papers of math and science is almost static and less than 45% and overall (both written and multiple choice) in mathematics and science is 57% and 51% respectively since 2015 while 8th grade students’ performance in written papers and overall (both written and multiple choice) of math and science is almost static and less than or almost equal to 50% since 2015. Assessment Data of National Education Assessment System (NEAS) and results of TIMSS 2019 also aligned with these results.