• Afsheen Fatima Agha
  • Dr. S Khurram Khan Alwi
  • Dr. Mohammad Shaiq
Keywords: Teacher Appraisal, Appraise, Appraiser, Performance, Performance Management


There is no unified Teacher Appraisal (TA) system in Private Schools of Pakistan. Therefore, this quantitative study focuses on exploring various systems of TA currently prevailing in private schools in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan. Data was collected through different sources of teachers’ appraisals prevailed in these schools. It also examines teachers’ perceptions about the purpose of TA. Descriptive survey method was employed to meet the objectives of the research. The survey was conducted in 6 private schools of Karachi selected through random sampling technique. The study included 78 teachers and 12 head teachers of private schools. A questionnaire, comprised of two sections A and B with 4 and 8 items respectively, was developed for data collection. The results revealed that majority of the respondents were already aware of the purpose behind the appraisal in their schools. Surprisingly a significant gap was observed between the perceptions of teachers and the actual purpose of appraisal in their schools. It was also noticed that the number of appraisals during a year varies from a minimum of one time to a maximum of four times during a year. The major sources of appraisal are found to be the classroom observation and assessment based on yearly lesson plans. Since this research does not include the comprehensive exploration of the whole system of appraisal, there is a need to explore the purposes of appraisal in detail including methods of classroom observation and procedures of giving feedback. This research was limited only to the metropolitan city of Pakistan and further inclusion of other big cities can make results more generaliz at the country level.

Author Biographies

Afsheen Fatima Agha
afsheen fatima sabir, a gold medalist, holds an M.Phil degree in education from Greenwich, with experience in curriculum development. She is the founder of the contract-to-Abstract Mathematics Lab, a registered teacher training institute that trains the teachers to use math manipulatives effectively.
Dr. S Khurram Khan Alwi
Dr. S khurram khan alwi has done his Ph.D. from the University of Karachi in 2016. He is currently working as Associate Professor at Greenwich University, Karachi. Dr. Khurram has vast teaching, research and data analysis experience. His email is drkhurram@greenwich.edu.pk
Dr. Mohammad Shaiq
Dr. Mohammad shaiq is Senior Business and Strategy Expert with Propel Consulting Group of Canada and a Visiting Faculty in different universities. Dr. Shaiq is an active researchers and has worked on various national and international projects and has produced many quality papers published in reputed academic and professional journals.


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