ISLAMABAD: The National ICT Research and Development Fund is executing an online assessment programme to improve the entire basic education system – from primary to secondary and beyond – in terms of quality enhancement. The project, entitled Development and Assessment of Crowd-sourcing based Assessment System, is being executed in collaboration with TeleTaleem and aims to develop a crowd-sourcing platform for assessments based on international standards. Other objectives are to conduct an empirical study to determine whether or not teachers in Pakistan are able to crowd-source quality questions based on learning outcomes stated in the national curriculum, and to specify recommendations for the subsequent full-scale deployment of such a system based on insights gained from the model. The Fund said the proposed model will also incorporate constraints specific to Pakistan as a survey instrument based on the proposed model will be developed.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2014.
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