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Critical Thinking Schools Standardized Tests Students Teaching Testing

Test Where Arab Countries Underachieve Will Emphasize Creative Thinking

Robert Holloway | 09 Jun 2021

The chief organizer of the PISA tests says Arab countries have begun to react positively to their poor showing in 2018 but still need to break away from traditional teaching methods.

Policy Schools Students Testing

Egyptian Government Suspends Bill to Reform University Admissions

Amr EL-Tohamy | 31 May 2021

Educators and students objected to the bill, which would have replaced reliance on a final high school exam with a three-year assessment.

Employment Students Technology & Online Learning Testing

Iraqi Students Fear for Their Future as Online Exams Approach

Abdulla Thaier | 06 Jul 2020

Iraqi students will take final exams online for the first time this month. Their worries begin with technical concerns, like Internet access and reliability. Then there’s the economy.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students Testing

Arab Universities Begin Reopening After Covid-19 Closures

Burton Bollag | 02 Jul 2020

Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students Testing

Afraid of Infection, Medical Students in Egypt Want to Postpone Exams

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 18 Jun 2020

Exams for students in the final three years of medical training are scheduled in July. With Covid-19 cases on the rise, however, many students are afraid to take them.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Technology & Online Learning Testing

Showing Their Faces Online Is Difficult for Some Arab Women: Educators Must Respond

Zoe Hurley | 02 Jun 2020

As Covid-19 forces classes to go online, educators need to be more aware of the blind spots surrounding cultural norms that limit some Arab women’s ability to participate.

Coronavirus Technology & Online Learning Testing

Next Steps for New Online Courses: Measure Learning, Prevent Cheating

Burton Bollag | 26 May 2020

Universities in the Arab region first looked to technology for ways of preventing cheating on exams. But in response to student complaints, some are rethinking how to asses learning.

Data & Surveys Schools Standardized Tests Students Testing

Arab Countries Rank Poorly in Latest PISA Tests

Burton Bollag | 12 Dec 2019

Six Arab nations participated in the 2018 running of the Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA. Five of them scored in the bottom third of all countries taking part.




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