National Agenda Parameter Testing in Dubai - 2019/2020

KHDA issued the following revised guidance in April:

Progress testing due to take place in May-June 2020 will now take place in the autumn term of the 2020-21 academic year.

The cohorts will be tested using the levels that would have been used this summer, so that progress can be analysed. These data will provide a useful benchmark to support teaching and learning along with CAT4 data and will be essential to inform schools’ teaching strategies for the 2020 – 21 academic year. The data will also be used as a starting point to measure future progress.

The section below on PT testing will be updated with further guidance, testing window dates etc as they are published.

Ability testing with CAT4 – academic year 2019-20

KHDA NAP Guidelines state that all schools must carry out ability testing with CAT4. The following students should be tested:

  • All students in Year 2 / Grade 1
  • Students in Years 4-10 / Grades 3-9 who have not previously been tested with CAT4
  • Students that do not have a CAT4 score from the past two years

Schools that wish to test other grades, in addition to the target grades, are welcome to do so. This 

Refer to the table below to identify the appropriate test for each year.

CAT4 Level

Grade

Year

X

1

2

Pre-A

2

3

A

3

4

B

4

5

C

5

6

D

6

7

E

7

8

F

8 / 9

9 / 10

G

10 / 11

11 / 12

 

Testing window:

The testing window is from 1 September 2019 to 31 October 2019.

Benchmark testing with the PT Series – academic year 2019-20

All schools are required to carry out attainment assessment with their students in mathematics, science and English. 

To support schools to meet these requirements, our Progress Tests in maths, English and science are available for schools following UK, IB, Pakistani, Canadian and Philippine curriculums.

The data from this period of assessment will be essential in helping schools in determining the impact of the prolonged period of home study followed by the long summer vacation.

Which students to test:

KHDA NAP Guidelines state that all students that were in Grade 3 / Year 4 to Grade 9 / Year 10 during academic year 2019-20 should be tested with the test that they would have sat at the end of that academic year.

Refer to the table below to identify the appropriate test for each Grade / Year.

Year (UK)

Grade (IB, Others)

Level: Progress Test Maths

Progress Test English

Progress Test Science

4

3

9

9

9

5

4

10

10

10

6

5

11

11

11

7

6

12

12

Not Required

8

7

13

13

13

9

8

14

14

14

10

9

15

15

15

 

Testing window:

The testing window has been moved to the first term of academic year 2020-21. We will update this section once KHDA confirm exact dates.

Data Sharing Agreement and Declaration of Use

All schools are required to sign and return a data sharing agreement, in order to receive their bespoke reporting and analysis to support evaluations. If you have not yet done this, please contact us on international@gl-education.com

Updating student records

During registration, schools must clearly identify all Emirati students. Click here for further guidance on how to achieve this on the Testwise platform. 

Webinar – updating for new academic year. 

Training

PT Series online workshop

CAT4 online workshops 

Data Triangulation online workshops

More training courses and sessions to be announced for September – December

Product Support

For additional information about administering the tests, understanding the reports and explanations of key concepts, please refer to the product support pages on our website:

Technical Support

During the testing windows, we will be extending our office hours in order to provide technical support when needed.

Details of timings for start of academic year 2020-21 will be confirmed once the testing window has been announced.

How to order

Email international@gl-education.com with your testing requirements.