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DUBAI TIMSS 2015: journey towards the United Arab Emirates National Agenda

18 July 2017   |   Category: International Assessments

One of the targets set in the National Agenda for education by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is for the UAE to feature in the top fifteen countries in the “Trends in Mathematics and Science Studies” (TIMSS) test By 2021. This report presents Dubai’s private schools’ results in the 2015 TIMSS cycle, highlighting their performance against this target.

The report shows how Dubai private schools’ scores have improved, since their previous participation in the 2011 and 2007 TIMSS cycles.

The report outlines an analysis of the 13,896 participating students’ results at the Grade 4 and Grade 8 levels in mathematics and science. It discusses the performance of students from each curriculum. It highlights the differences in the achievement of boys and girls, and reviews students’ performance in the content and cognitive domains. It examines the performance of Emirati Students by grade level and domain. The report also examines school inspection ratings and their correlation with the results of TIMSS 2015.

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