Assessment of National Professional Standards of Working Folks Grammar Schools Teachers at Secondary Level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Najia Alam Qurtuba University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar
  • Zill-i-Jannat


National Professional Standards, Rubric, Teaching Practices, WFGS



 The quality of education and performance of students depend upon the excellence of teachers, which can be achieved by adopting good standards and practices. In order to improve the quality of teachers, the Government of Pakistan developed National Professional Standards for Teachers (later on NPST) in 2009. The main objective of the study was to assess the teaching practices of Working Folks Grammar Schools (later on WFGS) Teachers at Secondary Level in light of the NPST. The quantitative research design followed in this study. The teachers working in WFGS Schools at district Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda and Mardan was the population of this study. The sample size was calculated by using the Rao soft formula and limited to 144 teachers. Data was collected through observational rubric.  The data collected for each standard was analyzed through frequency, percentages and chi square test. Findings of the study showed that the teaching practices were not according to the NPST. Therefore, it was suggested that NPST should be followed by the teachers of WFGS schools for improving the quality of teaching. It was recommended that Workers Welfare Board should organize extensive training programs, refresher courses and standards-based performance appraisal system for their teachers to improve their teaching quality and to achieve the learning objectives.

      Keywords: national professional standards, rubric, teaching practices, WFGS, training, assessment