The Emirates Foundation for School Education has specified the mechanisms for dealing with six categories of students during the performance of the tests, which are the category of students who have been vaccinated with two doses, who receive the first dose of the “Corona” virus vaccine, and who are not vaccinated or who have a medical exception, and the second category is students of determination, and the third is students Outside the country or in the treatment phase, the fourth is students who were unable to apply for tests according to the specified time, the fifth is students who are infected and in contact with people infected with the “Corona” virus, and the last category is students who suffer from weak internet or do not have computers.
The first semester exams for students start from the first to the twelfth on the 18th of next November and extend until the 29th of the same month, in the theoretical “A” subjects, while the students take the practical “B” tests from the seventh of next November and continue until the 17th of the same month. The make-up exam begins on the fifth of next December and continues until the ninth of the same month, after which the winter vacation begins on the 12th of December until the 30th of the same month.
The Foundation clarified the mechanisms for dealing with these groups in the guide “Student Evaluation Policy and Examination Controls for the Academic Year 2022/2021”, which it recently approved, where in the first category exams are conducted in attendance for school students (vaccinated or not) with a commitment to (PCR) examinations according to Educational facilities operation protocol.
As for the second category, the case of the student of determination is studied, and it is determined if it allows him to realistically attend the test, and if the student’s condition does not allow attendance, a committee is allocated to test him remotely with the need to open the computer camera and specify a specific time for the test.
As for the third category (students abroad or in the treatment phase), the student’s health condition is studied, and if he is able to take the exam, this is applied remotely, after forming a special committee with the need to open the computer camera, but if the student’s health condition does not allow progress To the exam, he takes the make-up exam according to a schedule determined by the institution.
The guide stated that students of the fourth and fifth categories are given the option of “compensatory tests” after studying the student’s eligibility for this type of test and the type of challenge he faced.
The guide indicated that the institution will provide students of the sixth category with computers, or set an appropriate schedule to activate computer laboratories in schools with the availability of the “offline” option to solve the test, indicating that in the event that computers cannot be provided, paper copies are used to perform the test with the need to wear gloves during paper exams. and applying precautionary measures.
The institution has specified the lessons for the final evaluation of the semester, so that students from the first to the twelfth grade include the course of the same semester.
The Emirates Foundation for School Education has developed several types of “diagnostic, formative and assessment” assessments, in proportion to each stage of study, as the assessment policy is based on several important axes to make it more effective and touching the reality of the educational process in the field.
And making it able to provide an accurate picture of students’ academic and cognitive progress during the academic year. The policy available on the institution’s website targets all administrative and educational bodies, including students’ parents, with the aim of explaining the assessment policy to them, in a clear manner, making them aware of the institution’s plans to develop students’ levels. and improve their academic achievement.