To meet their obligations under the UAE National Agenda, schools in the UAE are required to carry out formal assessment of students according to guidance from their school’s regulator.
This typically consists of ability testing at the start of the academic year followed by attainment and progress testing at the end.
Select the appropriate link below for guidance in your Emirate which will be updated with the academic year 2020-21 testing information as soon as we receive it.
We currently have the testing requirements for the new academic year 2020/2021 for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates. Please click on the individual pages below to view confirmed testing requirements.
We recommend that schools organise dedicated assessment days for students who are studying at home to allow them to carry out formal assessments. This may involve additional social distancing measures or timetable changes but ensuring consistency of testing conditions for all students will simplify the analysis of data across cohorts and help the identification of each student’s learning priorities.
No, the PT Series assessments are currently not compatible with iPads or tablet and must be administered using a desktop computer or a laptop only. You can find out more about the Testwise minimum system requirements here:
No. As with any high stakes standardised assessment, all of our assessments (including the Cognitive Abilities Test, the Progress Test Series and the Pupil Attitudes to Self and School) should be undertaken in school under controlled testing conditions in order to replicate the conditions in which the assessments were standardised. They cannot be undertaken remotely. This is to maintain the integrity of your assessment data as remote testing does not provide the same secure and stable testing environment you have at school.