Support to the Punjab Examinations Commission, Pakistan
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.