Assistance of Formative Assessment in the Improvement of English Writing Skills at Intermediate Level

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The major purpose of the study was to measure the effects of the formative assessment in the improvement of English writing skills at intermediate level. This study used a quantitative research method, descriptive in nature, so the researcher used the survey method for data collection. The study was delimited to Sahiwal division of Punjab province. The population of the study comprised of all 246 male and female colleges and higher secondary schools of Sahiwal division which are affiliated with BISE Sahiwal. Sample of this study consists of intermediate part II (328) students. A 30 items questionnaire was developed, administered and managed. Data analysis was performed by using descriptive statistics. The result shows that formative assessment assists in English writing skills, and the students face difficulties in improving English writing skills. Special lectures and trainings may be managed for English writing skills and give a specific focus on writing skills during formative assessment.


1-Muhammad Nisar Ul Haq
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Development, Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

2-Muhammad Mahmood
PhD Scholar, Mohi-ud-Islamic University Nerian Sharif, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan.

3-Khadija Awan
PhD Scholar, Mohi-ud-Islamic University Nerian Sharif, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan.


Writing Skills, English, Formative Assessment, Intermediate Level, Descriptive Statistics

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Published: 09 2020

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