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Education announces the top 50 in the Emirates Standardized Test for the academic year 2020/2021

The Ministry of Education announced the lists of the top 50 in the Emirates Standard Test / EmSAT/ – achievement for the academic year 2020/2021, as it was divided into two lists, the first list includes the top 50 Emiratis, while the second list includes the top 50 residents. These Grade 12 graduates have demonstrated the best overall performance in the four core subjects covered by the Emirates Standardized Examination – INJAZ, namely Arabic, English, Mathematics and Physics, compared to their peers in the 2020-2021 academic year examination cycle. It is worth noting that the number of tests in the various subjects covered by the Emirates Standardized Test-Achievement for the 12th grade in the 2020-2021 academic year cycle has reached 163,426 tests. His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, congratulated the students who passed the test, and he singled out the top students, saying: The EmSAT test has made a qualitative leap in the field of education in the United Arab Emirates when it was approved and launched by the Ministry in the 2016/2017 academic year, which came after many Studies and research, review of practical experiences, and benchmarking of best regional and global practices. He explained that accordingly, a set of electronic tests was prepared based on national standards to measure and evaluate students’ performance in the country, and is applied to a number of academic levels, and aims to ensure that students obtain the knowledge, science and skills necessary for effective participation in the knowledge-based economic community. He stated that the importance of the Emirates Standard Test lies in collecting accurate data about the knowledge and skills of students in the UAE in basic school subjects and determining the level of development of knowledge and skills across different academic stages in light of national standard standards. It also contributes to evaluating the public education system through quality control of programs and inputs. The education system by linking the evaluation of the performance of public education institutions and their employees (school principals and teachers) to the performance of students. His Excellency pointed out that the results of the Emirates Standardized Test support decision-makers regarding the development and improvement of the education system in the country, help students determine the appropriate educational paths for them, and reflect the level of students’ performance nationally and internationally. And he indicated that the EMSAT is an alternative to the TOEFL and IELTS tests within the country in a number of universities, and that the performance of the Emirates Standard Test is not limited to twelfth grade students and university students, as it has expanded its scope to be an assessment tool for the skills level of applicants for many government jobs in The state. In turn, Her Excellency Jamila bint Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Foundation for School Education, congratulated the students for obtaining advanced ranks in the Emirates Standard Test “EMSAT”, stressing that the test has become an effective measurement tool that supports the development of the public education system in the country and provides accurate information. On the students’ progress in a number of main subjects, namely Arabic, English, Physics and Mathematics. Her Excellency indicated that the state has achieved great qualitative leaps in the field of education, which requires the development of a national measurement system capable of harmonizing the national orientation in the education sector with the state’s future directions and requirements, following the state’s move forward in updating its plans, programs and future strategy in various fields and sectors, especially education. Her Excellency explained that the education system has become more able to keep pace with the aspirations of the state, which derives from its agenda and centenary, thanks to the follow-up of the wise leadership and its great support for the education sector. Directing his energies and abilities to achieve the desired in his educational career. The tests were divided, according to the cognitive and skill development of each educational stage, and accordingly three tests were prepared as follows: First: The basic test for determining the level, which is a standard test that is applied to first-grade students when they join the stage of general education “the first cycle” after their transition from the first stage of general education. Kindergarten, which aims to measure basic literacy skills in Arabic, English and mathematics, and based on its results, the process of preparing plans to support their educational path will be started soon and in specific government schools. Second: The sequential test: It consists of electronic standardized tests that are applied to students in grades: fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth. It aims to track the development of students’ skills in light of the national standards for teaching and evaluating students in the United Arab Emirates, and to measure their skills in Arabic, English, mathematics and science, and to provide Their schools provide reports that support students and develop the educational system. It is applied in all government schools and some private schools in the country. The sequential test serves as a qualification and preparation for the student to perform the aforementioned achievement test. Third: The Enjaz test is a high-importance standard electronic test as it is a prerequisite for admission to universities and colleges as an alternative to the TOEFL and IELTS tests within the country. Continuing education centers, in addition to non-citizen 12th grade students from public and private schools who wish to complete their studies at state universities. This test is also offered to university students in the foundation stage, students of foreign scholarships, master’s and doctoral degrees, in addition to national service recruits. The test includes several subjects, including: The main subjects: Arabic, English, Mathematics and Physics for the general track, and chemistry is added to the advanced track. There are also tests in computer science and biology, according to the specialization in universities. The test was presented in the test centers in a number of higher education institutions or in computer laboratories in schools, with 265 centers in all emirates of the country, which were approved by the relevant committees of the Ministry of Education as accredited centers for testing after ensuring that they conform to the required accreditation conditions and standards. The number of test sessions reached 50 in the 2020-2021 academic year to ensure that all needs related to this important test are covered. As for the mechanism for registering students in the test, it is carried out through accredited school coordinators using the ID reader in all schools of the country, while the registration of home students and continuing education for “adults” is done through continuing education centers, followed by the student’s access to the registration platform to choose the appropriate materials and dates and determine The appropriate center, and the administration of national and international tests allows the student to test the required materials on different days, not necessarily on the same day. The test is available in both Arabic and English and the student can choose the preferred language for the test. The Emsat test provides many options for the student, as he can take the test for the required subjects on different days, not necessarily on the same day. It also allows choosing the appropriate test center in any emirate of the country and the appropriate dates according to the available test schedules. The test is also available in both Arabic and English, and the student can Choose the appropriate language for him. In the case of early registration for the test, the student can change or cancel the test date and place when necessary, bearing in mind that this feature closes 12 days before the scheduled date of the test, after which the student will not be able to change the date or cancel the test progress, but rather he has to attend and in case The student’s failure to attend is recorded as “absence”. The policy followed in cases of absence is applied to him, in terms of if the student is unable to attend any of the Emirates standard tests, he must submit a re-test request to the National and International Exams Department, explaining the reasons for the exceptional absence “disease, family emergency” and attaching a medical report issued by a government hospital and certified by the The Ministry of Health or health authorities, and accordingly, his request will be studied, and he will be informed of the date of the re-test if the excuse is approved. The results of the Emirates Standard Test appear at least 10 working days after submitting the test, and the student is notified by e-mail stating that the results are available in his account on the test platform. It should be noted that there is no sign of success or failure for the EmSAT tests, as the Emirates Standardized Tests are tests that assess the extent to which students possess skills and concepts in specific study subjects, the required rate for the purposes of university admission, and the validity of the results of the EmSAT tests extends to 18 months from the date of the test performance.

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