Aga Khan University Examination Board is e-Marking for over 200,000 primary and secondary school candidates from January to March, 2010 as part of the Board’s collaboration with the Punjab Education Foundation on the processing of its annual Quality Assurance Test.
Each year the Punjab Education Foundation (PEF), an autonomous statutory body founded to encourage and support the efforts of the private sector in providing education to the underprivileged, conducts a Quality Assurance Test (QAT) to monitor the performance of its affiliated primary and secondary schools. Candidates from classes two through ten were tested in the December session of the QAT, the marking of which is being facilitated by AKU-EB using its state-of-the-art computerized processing system.
In this regard Mr. Raja Muhammad Anwar, Chairman of PEF and Chairman of Punjab Chief Minister’s Task Force on Elementary Education visited AKU-EB in December 2009 to familiarize himself with the e-Marking process and to discuss possible areas for future partnership.
In addition to implementing a barcode system for the QAT papers to allow them to be marked electronically, AKU-EB is assisting PEF in the printing process, facilitating the marking of the papers and delivering a tailor-made statistical performance report of each school similar to the Board’s procedure for its own examination papers. The reports will then serve PEF in determining the future distribution of funds and to plan interventions to improve the teaching and learning process in the classrooms.