To obtain comprehensive data on the concepts and attitudes that students have learned in science and mathematics in the fourth and second intermediate grades.
To follow up the relative effects of teaching and learning in the 4th grade of primary and compare with those in the 2nd intermediate grade, where the group of students who are tested in the fourth grade in a course, are tested in the second intermediate grade in the following course.
To compare the achievement of students in science and mathematics in educational systems with different cultural, economic and social backgrounds.
To reach the most important and best means leading to better education by comparing the results of tests of one country with other countries that have advanced educational policies and systems that lead to high achievement rates among students.
The entity supervising the tests:
The tests are conducted and supervised by
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
It is supervised locally by the ETEC-NCA
Subjects included in the study:
Science and Mathematics.
4th grade primary and 2nd intermediate
Participating countries shall contribute to the preparation of the general framework of the tests and the drafting of the content under the supervision and management of IEA. Each participating country is also responsible for translating and adapting the content of the tools and carrying out tests on the sample schools representing the state. The study tools can be limited to:
1. Questions Booklets:
Science (4th primary – 2nd intermediate).
Mathematics (4th grade primary-2nd intermediate).
The School (answered by the school manager or his/her designee).
The Teacher (Mathematics - Science).
Parent of the student (especially the fourth grade of primary).
Holding the study in Saudi Arabia:
The study was held for the first time in Saudi Arabia in 2003, and the country has participated in successive courses (2007, 2011, 2015).
The experimental implementation of the current course was held from 23-24 April 2018, with the participation of 55 primary and intermediate schools, distributed throughout the Kingdom, according to the following data:
55 school leaders.
The effective application for the tests will start in the period from 9-10 April 2019.