08 Feb 2018 - 12:15
Team Qatar united 300 schoolchildren to participate in an inspirational ‘Fun Run’ today at Aspire Park at 9.30am.
08 Feb 2018 - 12:21
DOHA: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education launched yesterday a media campaign on the timing and details of 2018 PISA tests, which will be held on March 5.
PISA is the largest international comparative study which was developed to monitor the outcomes of the educational systems and students achievement according to an agreed intentionally framework.
Assistant Under-secretary for Education Affairs Fawzia Abdulaziz Al Khater stressed the importance of students’ participation in the PISA tests which reflect the development of education in Qatar and its international status, saying that the participation in this international tests is important to assess skills of students from both Qatar public and private schools.
Al Khater said the PISA tests assess students at the age of 15 years old and who are therefore approaching the end of compulsory schooling in most countries and are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s societies. They assess the students’ knowledge in Science, Math and reading, she said.
She stressed the need for Qatari and non-Qatari parents to cooperate with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, urging students to participate in the contests.
Khalid Al Harqan, Director of the Evaluation Authority at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said that more than 15,000 students from 188 public and private schools will take part in the PISA tests, which are conducted every three years.
Al Hargan pointed out that Qatar has made significant progress in PISA TESTS, where in 2006 received a score of 312 points in reading test and in 2015 achieved 402 points.
Qatar also scored 318 points in 2006 at the level of mathematics and 402 points in 2015, while the rate of achievement in the level of science in 2006 is 349 points and 418 points in 2015.
Hassan Abdullah Al Mohammadi, Director of Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry of Education, spoke about the media campaign for these tests and its logo, and reviewed many messages addressed to parents and students to participate seriously in these tests, which will be performed in the name of Qatar.