Assessment Policy Framework
Punjab has lacked an overarching policy with which to govern the purpose, classification, nature, design and impact of assessment on educational achievement across its school education system, hence a need for a coherent Assessment Policy Framework that can guide and govern all aspects of implementation/decision-making regarding student assessments in the province, was realised. The Assessment Policy Framework (APF) 2019 is based on a key principle of reform efforts by the Government of Punjab for educational achievement in the Province: a shift from assessment as an end in itself towards assessments that support and encourage learning at all levels of the system. The framework proposes three types of assessments; Large Scale, School Based, and Formative assessments.
Starting this year, the grade 5 and grade 8 Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) exams will be discontinued and replaced with school-based exams. Student level reports of these exams will be generated to inform parents regarding the performance of their children.