During the current academic year, the Ministry of Education is prepared to implement the “PIRLS” international research to track reading progress around the world.
Its goal is to improve the performance of the Kingdom’s students in international tests by establishing mechanisms for constructing study plans that adhere to international norms and standards.
The Ministry will implement the application of the international test PIRLS on students of the fifth grade of primary school during the period from 8 to 17 November next.
it aims to measure students’ reading comprehension levels, and comparing the results to the level of global performance among the countries participating in the tests supervised by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
The Kingdom participates in this test for the third round of tests in a row after the 2011 and 2016 sessions, which were applied to fourth-grade students.
These tests will be applied for this academic year to fifth-grade students due to the pandemic while adhering to all precautionary measures adopted while performing the test in schools.
The efforts of the Ministry of Education to take care of the external assessment through participating in the international test PIRLS; As one of the most important reference tools that help in evaluation, review, and development,
It aims to assess students’ progress against international accomplishment criteria, prepare instructors, train and professionalize them in teaching methods, and draw on the skills and experiences of countries that have excelled in these assessments.