National Education Assessment System (NEAS), Government of Pakistan
National Education Assessment System, NEAS, is an initiative of the Government of Pakistan to identify the gaps, challenges and to diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of the education system through measuring the learning achievement of the students for appropriate decision making for promoting the access, equity and quality in education system. National assessment is conducted across the country in five subjects each for Grade - 4 & 8 on sample basis after every four years. This report is meant to reflect the health of the education system for better understanding of the stakeholders. The report also aims at pointing out the pluses and minuses of the education system and the facts about students’ learning achievements along with recommendations on the findings for effective implementation. This practice is not peculiar to Pakistan, as the last decade has seen many ups and downs affecting national assessment at various subjects and grade – levels.