Dubai school inspection results revealedMay 10, 2016, 4:12 am GMT
The latest school inspection results announced by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) show a total of 28 schools improved their rating, with 12 schools improving their overall judgement from 'good' to 'very good'.
Schools this year were inspected using the Unified Inspection Framework introduced at the start of the academic year in September 2015.
Of the 149 schools inspected in the latest round of school inspections, 16 schools were rated outstanding, 13 very good - a new rating introduced this year, 57 good, 56 acceptable and seven were rated weak. None of the inspected schools were found to be very weak.
61% of students are now in schools that offer a good or better quality of education, compared to 30% in first inspection cycle during 2008-2009.
Of the 28 schools which recorded an improvement in school ratings, three moved from good to outstanding, 12 from good to very good, 10 from acceptable to good and three schools from weak to acceptable.
11% or 29,196 students are enrolled in schools rated outstanding; 14% or 34,838 students attend very good schools, and 36% or 90,139 students are enrolled in good schools.
Five schools also declined in their ratings, with one school moving from outstanding to very good, one school good to acceptable, and three from acceptable to weak.
35% of Dubai's students (88,522) attend acceptable schools, and 4% or 10,624 students attend schools rated weak.
Fatma Belrehif, executive director of the Dubai School Inspection Bureau said, "This year, DSIB inspected schools using the UAE School Inspection Framework, which is based on comprehensive performance standards that define the essential aspects of a quality education. Some of the changes in this framework included the addition of a 'very good' level to the four existing quality indicators."
Belrehif also noted that schools offering the French, IB, UK, or Indian curriculum "observed good increments in their overall performance".
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