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ERIC Number: EJ801935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Assessing Achievement of Primary Grader Students and Factors Affecting Achievement in Pakistan
Saeed, Muhammad; Gondal, Muhammad Bashir; Bushra
International Journal of Educational Management, v19 n6 p486-499 2005
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on achievement level of primary grade students in different subjects taught at primary level and the factors affecting the student achievement in this regard. Design/methodology/approach: The study was carried out on a sample of 1,080 students of grade 3 and 5 drawn from randomly selected 36 primary/elementary schools from nine districts of the Punjab province. The instruments were: the achievement tests in three subjects mathematics, Urdu (national language) and life skills (Islamyat, social studies and science); and questionnaires for teachers and students to know various possible factors affecting achievement. Findings: Results show that the achievement was the lowest in the subject of Urdu (mean 15.2) and the highest in life skills (mean 29.9) in grade 3. While in grade 5, it was the lowest in mathematics (mean 10.8) and the highest in life skills (31.63). Overall the performance of the female students was relatively better than their male partners. Location-wise, the rural students performed better than the urban students. District-wise, the performance of students of Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan districts was relatively better than the students of district Kasur and Bahawalpur. Among the factors affecting students achievement were parental education, their occupation and guidance, teacher guidance, social status, transport facility, self study, book reading and home work--all have a positive or negative correlation with students' achievement. Originality/value: This paper is of use to those wishing to understand the achievement levels of students at primary grade in developing countries. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan