The Annual Confidential Report (ACR) was the previous standard for evaluating 16 Grade Government officers, police, teachers, and doctors in Pakistan . It contained questions that were not specific to the teaching profession, such as typing speed, intelligence & mental alertness.
In 2018, Zindagi Trust initiated a process of collaboration with the Sindh Education and Literacy Department (SELD) & government stakeholders to introduce a more relevant and effective teacher performance evaluation format.
After 5 years, in 2022, the Sindh Government in Pakistan approved a new teacher performance evaluation format to replace the generic Annual Confidential Report. The previous evaluation system had little connection to a teacher’s role or pedagogical skills. The new Performance Evaluation Report (PER) includes sections on Classroom Management, Planning and Instruction, and Classroom Assessments, enabling teachers to be assessed on student-centered activities, maintaining regular feedback, and encouraging a positive classroom environment.
Zindagi Trust has initiated the implementation and training of teachers for the new PER in Sindh and other provinces.