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Dubai Private Schools Make Historic Top 14 Global Ranking in PISA Assessments

In a groundbreaking achievement, Dubai private schools have secured a place among the top 14 educational institutions globally in mathematics, science, and reading, as revealed by the latest cycle of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Conducted every three years by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), PISA assesses the proficiency of 15-year-olds in utilizing their knowledge and skills in real-life challenges.

Dubai’s private schools surpassed the National Agenda target of being within the top 15, marking a historic accomplishment for the emirate’s education sector. The PISA results showcased Dubai’s private schools ranking ninth globally in mathematics, with a mean score of 497, surpassing the OECD average by 25 points. In reading, the schools secured the 13th position globally with a mean score of 498, and in science, they claimed the 14th spot with a mean score of 503 points.

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director-General of the Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), lauded the achievement, emphasizing the remarkable progress made by Dubai’s private schools. He highlighted the dedication of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students, acknowledging their commitment to quality education and continuous improvement.

The Outstanding-rated schools demonstrated exceptional performance, scoring 551 points in mathematics, 553 in science, and 554 in reading, significantly outpacing the OECD average. Schools following the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum emerged as top performers, securing scores of 535 in mathematics, 538 in science, and 528 in reading.

Fatma Belrehif, CEO of Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau, commended the schools for their outstanding achievement, attributing the success to the effectiveness of Dubai’s robust quality assurance system. The PISA 2022 study involved the participation of 9,250 students from 171 schools offering eight different curricula, reflecting the emirate’s commitment to providing a high-quality education that competes globally.

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