UAE National Agenda
In 2010, the UAE Government launched the UAE vision 2021, which charted out the next stage of Educational Development for the UAE. The vision aims to position the UAE among the best countries in the world.
TIMSS is an external assessment completed every four years in Year 5 and 9. It reports on the performance of students in Mathematics and Science. This is an effective tool for international comparisons as well as school comparisons within a country.
PISA is a survey designed to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of students nearing the end of compulsory education. Every three years, fifteen-year-old students from randomly selected schools in participating economies take assessments in three core domains: reading, mathematics, and science.
Years 4 to 10 complete the PTE (English) and PTM (Maths) and PTS (Science) GL Progress Tests. These are completed at the end of the academic year and are external assessments. The information is used by the school to identify curriculum strengths and gaps to inform planning. These results also give us reliable comparative data against UK National averages and allow comparisons to be made year-on-year.
Our students also complete International Tests in Reading (NGRT Test) and Spelling (NGST Test) three times a year which are standardised, adaptive, termly assessments to measure reading and spelling skills against the national and international averages. These results are also used to measure progress and attainment internally and to inform planning and make curriculum modifications.