In completion to its
commitment to the precautionary measures guided by the state in pertaining to
controlling the spread of COVID-19, ETEC announced, through its official social
media channels, the mechanism of administering SAAT remotely according to the
international criteria and standards in Shawwal 1441H.
will have access to SAAT through an independent platform used in many countries
of the world which has proven its effectiveness, efficiency and ability to
absorb large numbers of highly sensitive tests. students identity will be
verified through a number of procedures including reviewing the national
identity and a recent photo taken directly upon completion of registration
procedures, in addition to updating and verifying the personal email of students.
It is worth mentioning that the disconnection
of the internet during performing the test will not affect the progress
of the test and details of the remotely administered test procedures will be
sent to the personal email of testees.
ETEC introduced an obligatory experimental version of
remotely administered SAAT for all testees in the 6th of Shawwal
1441H which helps them to get familiar with the nature of test before the
actual administration. As for ensuring fairness in the results, tests will be
remotely administered using technical monitoring tools for the similar testing
environment, in addition to human monitoring and review during and after the test.
It is worth mentioning that some curricula of the 3rd secondary school – 2nd semester are excluded from SAAT ( science and art ) which are as the following:
SAAT – science : Biology3, Ecology, Chemistry4, Physic4, Math6) ( Biology5, Biology6, Chemestry6, physci6, Math6 as for semesters)
SAAT – art-female:
Fiqh6, Grammar6, Litreature6, Histoy6
continuously to provide all tests and scales through remote evaluation
platforms, whether those required for university admission or for obtaining
professional licenses in various fields, considering that the challenges
imposed by this pandemic is a motivation to complete the digital transformation
system to be a permanent support in providing services to beneficiaries.
ETEC is an
independent government affiliate entrusted with evaluating education and
training in the Kingdom. Furthermore, in light of its competence in preparing and
organizing admission tests following the recommendations of OECD, ETEC applied
the approach of a number of educational systems in the countries of G20 led by
the Kingdom in administering sensitive tests remotely in light of the Corona
virus pandemic in addition to providing all capabilities to achieve fairness
and credibility in this type of tests. ETEC concluded its statement saying that
SAAT aims to achieve fairness and equal opportunities among students as well as
assisting universities and colleges in selection
processes to raise the efficiency of education..