The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) deploys a number of systems to assess students' performance throughout their academic pathways. These systems include the formative classroom assessment, mid-term and final exams, high school examinations and the national and international assessments. The aim of those integrated assessments is to identify the students' academic achievement levels, deficiencies and remedial plans based on well-established scientific fundamentals.
Assessment of Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3
In these phases, the assessment is centered on the class teacher's observation using standardized assessment tools (i.e. short classroom assessment, classroom participation and activities, homework and assignments and projects).The purpose of using these tools is to measure the student performance in basic skills and knowledge against certain criteria in addition to achievement tests.
Assessment of Grades 4-11
The score distribution in these grades varies depending on the National Assessment Policy, since grade 6 and grade 9 are subject to the National Assessment System. Evening and home school students in all grades are assessed by 100% for each subject per term.
Assessments are applied to Arabic, English and Mathematic for Grade 3, and Arabic, English, Mathematics and Science for Grade 6 and Grade 9.
High School Certificate
The high school examinations serve as evidence of students completing the high school phase. Students are assessed based on their achievement in Arabic, English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Studies, Islamic Studies and elective subjects of each relevant pathway.
The score of Term 1 and Term 2 serve as a basis for passing the high school exams. The total score is calculated at 50% for Term 1 and 50% for Term 2.
A student is considered "Passed" (high school certificate holder) if she/he attends the exams of all subjects in the two terms and secures a minimum of (50%) for each subject by the end of both terms. Students who fail in a maximum of three subjects or fail to attend the exams for an acceptable reason are allowed to sit for make-up exams.
Comprehensive Educational Survey
A system featuring a range of online questionnaires initiated annually by the School Evaluation Department to survey the parents, students, teachers and principals' opinions about different aspects of the educational process in Qatar schools. Based on the outcomes, various performance indicators for schools and preschools are prepared with the purpose of raising the performance of the country's educational system in order to keep up with the best education systems worldwide.