Pass/Fail?
Matriculation Examination Results in Balochistan and What They Mean for the Future

Alif Ailaan, in partnership with the Society for Community Strengthening and Promotion of Education, Balochistan (SCSPEB), Balochistan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BBISE) and the Secondary Education Department (SED) of the Government of Balochistan have conducted this study titled: PASS/FAIL? Matriculation Examination Results in Balochistan and What They Mean for the Future.

For the first time in Pakistan, the Secondary School Certificate Exam results of almost 37,000 students have been analysed to draw policy recommendations. This report primarily uses the cumulative scores of students who appeared in the grade 10 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examinations 2014, conducted by the BBISE.

The report attempts to demonstrate the potential of board result data through some basic analysis. In doing so, it seeks to establish a precedent for a deeper and more meaningful conversation about the usage of data to assess the quality of education provision in Pakistan. Additionally, it emphasises on the need to invest in “big data” as an informant of better public policy, especially in the education sector.