Standardized Tests

Name of Test

Purpose (to measure)

Time

Subject

Section

Grades

Supervision Committee

IELTS

-          Academic

-          English skills

-          University Admissions requirement

5-6 hour in total

Date: schedule set by British Council

(opportunities throughout the school year)

Reading

Writing

Speaking and Listening

US and MOE

11 and 12

British Council

SAT

-          Academic

-          University Admissions requirement

3-4 hours for per subject

Date: schedule set by College Board

(four opportunities per school year)

SAT 1 Math

Other subjects (optional):

Math 1,

Math 2,

Literature,

History,

Biology,

Chemistry

Etc.

US

11 and 12

College Board

PSAT

(optional)

-          Academic

-          SAT preparation test

3-4 hours for per subject

Date: schedule set by College Board

(four opportunities per school year)

SAT 1 Math

Other subjects (optional):

Math 1,

Math 2,

Literature,

History,

Biology,

Chemistry

Etc.

US

11 and 12

College Board

CAT 4

Cognitive ability (paper and computer-based)

2 hours in total

Date: (Semester 1) schedule set by DMES

Verbal (words), non-verbal (shape and space), quantitative thinking (numbers)

US and MOE

4, 6, 8 and 10

GL Education

MAP

Skills related to the Californian Curriculum

1 hour (minimum) per subject

Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer; schedule set by DMES

English Language

English Reading

Math

Science

US

4 -12

NWEA

EmSAT

UAE wide standardized computer-based tests, to evaluate and improve student results

1 hour

Dates: schedule set by MOE

English, Math and Science

US and MOE

12

MOE and MOE of High Education

UAE NAP

Written test to measure academic skills

3hrs in total

Dates: (Semester 1) schedule set by MOE

Arabic Reading, Math, Science, English Reading and Writing

MOE

3, 5, 7 and 9

MOE

MAP Survey Test

DMES Admission and Placement test

45 minutes per test

Dates: schedule set by DMES

English Reading and Language, Math and Science

US

3 -11

NWEA

PISA

Academic skills

Computer-based

3-4 hours in total

Dates: schedule set by KHDA

English Reading (US only), Arabic Reading (MOE only), Math and Science

US and MOE

10

KHDA and ACER

PBTS

Academic skills

Written test

3-4 hours in total

Dates: schedule set by KHDA

English Reading (US only), Arabic Reading (MOE only), Math and Science

US and MOE

10

KHDA and ACER

TIMSS

Academic skills

3-4 hours in total

Dates: schedule set by KHDA

Math

Science

US

4 & 8

KHDA and ACER

Location & Contact

Dubai Modern Education School, Dubai - Al Mizher, P.O.Box:  61720

Phone: (+9714) 2885115, Fax: (+9714) 2885514,

Email: dmes@eim.ae, info@dmes.ae

Website: www.dmes.ae