We were asked to provide training workshops and technical support on advanced methods in assessment and psychometrics in 2017.
The Punjab Examinations Commission (PEC) needed capacity building for three key objectives:
- to deliver high quality assessments and examinations
- to exercise its statutory duties
- to support the improvement of education outcomes
NFER consulted with key PEC staff on their priorities and needs, and developed a bespoke programme of training. Topics included:
- Item development
- Classical item analysis
- Item response theory
- Test construction
- Statistical techniques for the analysis of results
Our experts delivered the training through a series of workshops and seminars at PEC’s offices. We also helped to improve PEC’s annual report, so their insights were as clear and practical as possible.
The training was a success and received excellent feedback. PEC praised NFER for improving the effectiveness of their operations, assessments and reports.