Dr. Intisar Al-Banna, head of the Measurement and Evaluation Center at the Ministry of Education, confirmed that the ministry has worked to develop exceptional evaluation mechanisms for students of various academic levels for the current academic year 2020/2021, in line with the requirements of distance education and blended education.
Al-Binaa clarified that the student file mechanism will continue to be adopted, which helps to track student learning and monitor the level of receiving and progressing in the academic material, and the evaluation methods will be distributed between the organized observation that monitors the student’s commitment to attending lessons and educational behavioral discipline, and a set of applications that assess the student’s learning and mastery of academic competencies in a gradual manner. The higher grades students will be assigned to carry out a set of research, reports and projects that are determined by the concerned authorities in the ministry, in addition to achievement tests that evaluate the student’s performance in the subject.
She added that the ministry will provide schools with a detailed guide for the exceptional evaluation procedures, which includes explanations that show the teacher how to apply the approved evaluation methods in distance education, in addition to the general distribution of grades in each academic stage, and the special distribution for each subject in each academic stage, based on what was approved. Curriculum management.
She indicated that to clarify the evaluation of student performance in evaluation methods, the guide has been provided with assessment scales (RUBRIC) describing the appropriate levels of performance and grade for each level, in addition to general instructions directing teachers in matters of grading monitoring, and providing an explanatory explanation to students and their parents about the mechanism for evaluating students in this The exceptional stage, taking into account students with special needs, to develop procedures and guidelines commensurate with the specificity of their education and the ability to evaluate each case separately.
Al-Binaa concluded by her statement that all the authorities concerned with following up on education and evaluation and implementing the guidelines for the exceptional evaluation guide will be in constant contact with school administrations and teachers to answer their inquiries and to ensure the optimal implementation of evaluation methods, in a way that serves students and maintains the continuity of their learning and their possession of the necessary knowledge and skills required at each school stage. .