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Students Evaluation

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.


National Assessments

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.


International Exams

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education measures how well students in Qatar are performing compared with their counterparts from around the world. Qatar has been participating in international assessments such as:
  • The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA
  • The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS​
  • Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS​).​