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ERIC Number: ED505899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned from Developing and Implementing the Qatar Student Assessment System. Research Brief
Gonzalez, Gabriella; Le, Vi-Nhuan; Broer, Markus; Mariano, Louis T.; Froemel, J. Enrique; Goldman, Charles A.; DaVanzo, Julie
RAND Corporation
Analysis of Qatar's standards-based student assessment system, the first in the region, offers several lessons for other nations instituting similar reforms. These include the need to coordinate on standards and assessment development, allow sufficient time for a fully aligned assessment, and communicate about the purposes and uses of testing. Qatari policymakers need to address ongoing challenges in aligning assessments with future changes to curriculum standards, determining how best to use computers in testing, and accommodating students with special needs. [This research brief describes work documented in "Lessons from the Field: Developing and Implementing the Qatar Student Assessment System, 2002-2006" (Gabriella Gonzalez, Vi-Nhuan Le, Markus Broer, Louis T. Mariano, J. Enrique Froemel, Charles A. Goldman, and Julie DaVanzo). For the full report, see ED504732.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: RAND-Qatar Policy Institute
Identifiers - Location: Qatar