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January 27, 2020

FBISE chairman’s research paper wins global acclaim

Islamabad

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January 27, 2020

Islamabad : Chairman Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE), Dr. Ikram Ali Malik’s Research Paper titled An Evaluation, Assortment, and Optimization of the Question Items , published online by renowned journal Education and Urban Society, received acknowledgment by international experts.

The article was published with impact factor of 0.91 by the United States (US) based magazine after its thorough examination by a board of experts that continued for one year, making a history as no FBISE Chairman could get this honour before. In fact this is first ever research publication of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) based on Desk and Field Work of two-year work regarding establishment of Question Bank at FBISE.

The conclusion of research was the approach of writing contents of a question paper by a single paper setter seriously results in some issues of validity and reliability. This signifies the importance of pre-written, reviewed, moderated, pre-tested, and statistically analysed question items for future use.

The research raises issues including foundation of quality examination based on the key features of validity and reliability of question papers. Question papers of examination boards in Pakistan usually these features as contents of a question paper are written by a single paper setter.

Current study empirically testifies a higher survival rate by implementing relaxed tolerance limits of Difficulty Index (DIFI) and Discrimination Index (DI).

Thus, it can be well imagined that what should be fitness level of question papers when items of a test are written by single person and administered directly without any review and moderation.

Constraint of the study was relatively smaller sample size of examinees, suggesting further investigation to study mutual coherence by using larger sample sizes of the examinees.

The Method used in the study was aimed to assort question items for future use, revision, or to discard from among pre-written MCQs for selected subjects using various statistical measures.

It is worth mentioning here that Education and Urban Society (EUS) is the preeminent for communicating new ideas on educational processes, controversies, research, and policy.

It places special emphasis on the relationship between educators and society. It is an important outlet for the wide variety of disciplines studying today’s educational systems and provides a multidisciplinary forum for communication among educators, educational administrators, school board, sociologists, anthropologists, and political scientists.