UAE National Agenda
In 2014, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the UAE National Agenda as an extension to achieve the UAE Vision 2021.
The United Arab Emirates Vision 2021 has education as its foundation, both explicitly and implicitly.
The Vision 2021 includes aspirations for citizenship, a spirit of entrepreneurship, enhanced educational attainment, and a knowledge-based economy driven by innovation, research, science, and technology. The realization of these aspirations requires a world-class education system, responsive to national needs and aligned to international standards.
Objectives - UAE National Agenda
TIMSS: (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) is a large-scale international assessment of mathematics and science in Year 5 and Year 9, conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
PISA :(Programme for International Student Assessment) is a benchmarking test for 15-year-olds and is held every 3 years in Science, Mathematics and Reading.
CAT4 : Cognitive Abilities Test Fourth Edition assesses developed abilities, Verbal Reasoning(thinking with words), Quantitative (or Numerical) Reasoning (thinking with numbers), Non -Verbal Reasoning (thinking with shapes) and Spatial Ability(thinking with shapes and space)
ASSET : ASSET is a skill based test that measures student’s conceptual understanding, benchmarks school’s performance at an international, national & regional level with actionable insights through easy-to-understand reports.