The Punjab Education Commission PEC has launched an online Item Bank System IBS for the assessment of Children from class 1 to 8 in 65000 Public Sector Schools in the Province. The School Education Department (SED) abolished board examinations for primary and middle level to save children from extra burden in 2019.
The Punjab Cabinet approved the Assessment Policy Framework (APF) in December 2019 and SED notified the policy in February 2020. PEC has created the IBS system on International Standards for the quality evaluation of the Students.
According to the details, the new system will generate balanced question papers for each class and subject with universal keys and rules in one click. It is aimed at assuring uniform evaluation of students. Along with it, a comprehensive Security system is also embedded to compel the Schools to only use it for generating papers.
The commission fostered the IBS and it would produce school explicit likened paper for each grade and subject alongside normalized keys and rubrics with a single tick, a broad security highlight had been inserted to guarantee that schools used the thing bank framework for paper age. The schools were completely denied to utilize some other thing and the framework was created to guarantee uniform evaluation across Punjab.
PEC CEO (Chief) Tariq Iqbal said 300 inquiries for each subject were remembered for the framework and the product would consequently create the paper for each school and subject subsequent to signing in. He said the framework would produce a 25-question paper for each grade and subject and the understudies would need to settle these MCQs and other cognizance-related questions.
While inaugurating the system, Education Minister Murad Raas said the system was launched for students to learn and understand subjects and it would also hone their skills. He said the papers would be developed containing 50pc MCQs and 50pc comprehension.
Mr. Murad Rass also added that the normalized evaluations would uphold educators through key criticism for nonstop and necessities responsive improvement and change in instructing rehearses. He said the highlights of the framework were created considering a great many discussions with nearby and global specialists to give arrangements.