UAE NEWS: Dubai’s independent students rank among the world’s top 10 in maths, science

The results emphasized that the emirate’s private schools had achieved the UAE’s TIMSS National Agenda goals.

Dubai private school students have been ranked among the top 10 in the world, according to the latest results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), an international test, which tests the proficiency of these Grade IV and VIII students.

The results emphasized that the emirate’s private schools had achieved the UAE’s TIMSS National Agenda goals.

The highest level of private school students in Dubai reached Grade VIII science and placed fifth among the participating countries and regions.

In Grade IV, they were placed in eighth place. They scored seven and 10 in Mathematics for Grades VIII and IV, respectively.

Data showed that 75% of Grade IV mathematics and science students, 74% of Grade VIII matriculants and 78% of Grade VIII science students obtained more than 500 marks in TIMSS.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said: “The UAE leadership has announced the National Agenda for Dubai private schools six years ago. Our educational community has never postponed the challenge. Since the Daily began participating in its first TIMSS round in 2007, schools have made steady and tangible progress. What started out as a stepping-stone to realization soon became a reality. ”

Dr Al Karam added: “These results are a testament to the dedication, commitment and love that Dubai principals and teachers have for their students, their schools, and their city. It is also a testament to Dubai’s promise to provide students with a world-class education that values ​​well-being and academics.

“We thank all the principals, teachers, students and parents in Dubai. We hope they feel proud of the result. The goals of the National Agenda are not just indicators of student outcomes, but through our collective efforts we have reached a common goal. ”

Students attending Indian curriculum schools received the highest marks in Grades IV and VIII Science and Grade VIII mathematics, with 568, 598 and 580 respectively.

While students in the United Kingdom (UK) curriculum schools topped Grade IV rankings by 565 points.

TIMSS 2019 – the world’s largest mathematical and scientific achievement test – reported the participation of 580,000 students from more than 72 countries.

7,265 Grade IV learners from 199 Dubai private schools and 5,728 Grade VIII students from 163 schools in various provinces participated in the TIMSS 2019 digital version.

This was Dubai’s fourth consecutive participation in the TIMSS, including for the first time in 2007.

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