National Assessment Findings (Grade 4 & 8). South Asia Regional Conference on Quality Education for All (October 24, 2007). National Education Assessment System (NEAS) Ministry of Education (Pakistan). Vision & Mission Statement. Vision
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South Asia Regional Conference
Quality Education for All
(October 24, 2007)
National Education Assessment System (NEAS)
Ministry of Education (Pakistan)
To provide fair and valid Assessments to promote
the quality of children's learning in Pakistan
To carry out fair and valid National Assessments
along with related activities with the overall
objectives of enhancing quality, equity & access to
Monitoring the performance of the education system
Providing feed back to improve the quality of services in education system (curriculum, textual materials, teachers’ training and delivery)
Setting and disseminating realistic standards of students achievement
Identifying correlates of achievement
Providing information to policy makers for effective interventions
Level : Grade 4 and 8
Subjects: Languages, Maths, General Science and Social Studies
The outcome for achieved school sample at G-8 level(99%)
is better than G-4(92%)
Students’ participation rate at G-8 level is higher than G-4
Measurement, Procedural Knowledge, and Practical Reasoning: Mutual conversion of units of length;
Adding/subtracting expressions using problems from every day life involving units of length, mass and capacity.
Geometry Procedural Knowledge : Finding perimeter of a square and rectangle.
Number sense, Practical Reasoning, and Information Handling : reading and interpreting a line graph
Measurement Conceptual Understanding: relationship among units of length;
Geometry, Conceptual Understanding: measuring and drawing line segments in MM and CM;
Number sense; conceptual understanding, procedural knowledge, : Concept of an improper, mixed and equivalent fractions. The highest common fraction of two or more than natural numbers.
Narrative writing: Use of creativity and power of observation, for example writing a story
Persuasive Writing: Using factual information, reasoning and comparison, developing and organizing ideas, using language effectively
Example: Letter to Father
Reading to perform a task:Reading to accomplish something , using purpose and structure of text;
Example: Time Table
Knowledge of Language and Vocabulary:Know and distinguish noun, verb, and adjectives; understand the use of idioms
Reading for literary experience: Example: Poems and stories
Reading for information:
General understanding :Global knowledge of text, providing title of text, explaining purpose or theme of text
Background data are classified into five areas following the Craig-Heneveld Framework:
Data is gathered from students about:
Do you work outside the home to earn money?
Conclusion: about 23% of Grade 4 students reported having to work outside the home. Their achievement is significantly lower than others’.
Background Information is gathered from different sources about:
Urdu, Mathematics, Science and Social studies.
Government of Pakistan declared NEAS as a permanent institution of the Ministry of Education, from July 2007
Recommendations by National NEAS Select Committee: