THE IMPACT OF LITERACY AND NUMERACY DRIVE ON WRITING SKILLS OF PRIMARY GRADE STUDENTS’ OF PUNJAB, PAKISTAN
The study explores impact of the assessment programme (LND) on grades II to IV students’ writing skills. The study purpose was to check the quality of LND pogramme that implemented Punjab Board of Technology and Information with the collaboration of Department of School Education Board to check the effectiveness of their evaluation and monitoring procedure and also investigate that at what extent students’ writing skills improve. Sample size was consisted of 400 students of grade II to IV students’ of Lahore and Faisalabad districts. Writing test was developed to assess students' writing competency and test consisted of three section of English, Urdu and Math’ writing competency skills. Test was analyzed in the light of item analysis theory. Data were analyzed by using statistics of t-test and ANOVA. Findings revealed that II, III and IV grades differentiate significantly on the basis of sentence making, writing punctuation, rewriting text in English, Urdu and Math’s languages.