This research aimed at analysing the Grade VIII English textbook of Punjab Textbook Board against one of the five competencies, the Reading and Thinking skills and identifying the satisfaction level of Grade 8 students with their textbook for the fulfilment of this competency. The main parameters of the content analysis were Competency (C), Standards (S), Benchmarks (B) and SLOs. The data was collected through content analysis (of the textbook) and survey questionnaire. The student satisfaction level was measured with the help of an instrument comprising 10 statements on a 5-point Likert scale. The questionnaire respondents were 1440 students of Grade VIII studying in public schools of Lahore. The results of content analysis and student survey showed that the textbook partly meets the requirements related to the selected competency. It is therefore recommended that the English textbook of grade VIII should be updated in congruence with the SLOs of the selected competency.
PhD Scholar, Department of Research and Evaluation, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punja...
Assistant Professor, Department of Research and Evaluation, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Assistant Professor, TESOL Department, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punja...
Reading and Thinking Skills, Competency (C), Standards (S), Benchmarks (B), Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), English Textbook, Grade VIII