Tuesday / June 27 / 2017

UAE National Day Assembly

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KG Free Flow

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UAE National Agenda Goals 2021

 First-Rate Education System

UAE National Agenda Presentation

Index

Indicator

Definition

Source

Results

2021 Targets

Key Sponsor

1

Average TIMSS Score

An indicator that reflects the nation's ranking and score in the TIMSS test, which evaluates the math and science skills of students in grades 4 and 8

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

Rank 23 of 42
(2011 report)

Among the top 15 countries

Ministry of Education

2

Upper Secondary Graduation Rate

An indicator that measures the percentage of national students graduating from secondary education out of the population in the age group of 18 years (measured as the number of graduates, regardless of age, divided by the population aged 18 years)

Ministry of Education and The Federal Cometitiveness and Statistics Authority

86.16%
(2014)

90%

Ministry of Education

3

Enrollment Rate in Preschools
(public and private)

An indicator that measures the percentage of children between the age of 4 and 5 who are enrolled in preschools (This indicator emphasizes the importance of providing children with a good foundation at an early age)

Ministry of Education and The Federal Cometitiveness and Statistics Authority

87.95%
(2014)

95%

Ministry of Education

4

Average PISA Score

An indicator that measures the country's ranking and scores in the PISA exam, which evaluates the reading, mathematics and science skills of 15 year old students.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Rank 46 of 65
(2012 Report)

Among the top 20 countries

Ministry of Education

5

Percentage of Students with High Skills in Arabic, According to National Tests

An indicator that measures the share of ninth grade students with high skills in the Arabic language (reading, writing, spelling) according to national tests. The indicator covers students in public and private schools applying the Ministry of Education curriculum (NKPI specific to UAE)

Ministry of Education

58.85%
(2014)

90%

Ministry of Education

6

Percentage of Schools with High Quality Teachers

An indicator that measures the percentage of schools that meet certain quality standards of teachers based on a clear system of measurement and evaluation.

Ministry of Education

Work in progress

100%

Ministry of Education

7

Percentage of Schools with Highly Effective School Leadership

An indicator that measures the percentage of schools that achieve high scores on effective school leadership based on the school accreditation system.

Ministry of Education

26%
(2013)

100%

Ministry of Education

8

Enrollment Rate in Foundation Year

An indicator that measures the share of students who have to undergo foundation year (a program usually focusing on strengthening Arabic, English, Math and IT) out of the total students enrolled in the universities in the same year.

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

78%
(2014)

0%

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research