The two international locations have extensive-held ties in the education sector, with ACER getting labored with several Saudi instruction agencies in excess of the latest many years. In 2015, ACER labored with Saudi Arabian authorities organizations to make a national evaluation software to support educating and learning, together with organisational potential.

The most current collaboration involving ACER and the Kingdom aims to boost training officials’ capability in the field of nationwide examination and report writing. A 5-day workshop has been held remotely, with officials from Saudi Arabia’s Instruction and Schooling Analysis Fee (ETEC) taking portion. ACER Senior Research Fellow Dr Alexander Daraganov led the occasion concentrating on troubles such as sampling and weighting in Arabic literacy, scaling of Arabic literacy info and making student proficiency scores.

The workshop types element of Saudi Arabia’s broader endeavours to make improvements to the standard of instruction and coaching all over the Kingdom. The place has created education a crucial concentration of its ‘Vision 2030’, a blueprint to know Saudi Arabia’s eyesight of getting to be an financial investment powerhouse and strategic hub connecting the three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa. The roadmap for reaching the 2030 Vision, the National Transformation Plan, has set strategic goals for education that aim on the training of educators, the evaluation of education and learning facilities and improvement of curriculum types.

Dr. Mohammed Alzaghibi, Senior Advisor and Director of the Standard Directorate of Partnerships and International Collaboration at ETEC, welcomed ACER’s skills.

‘Having our persons work with worldwide leaders in the industry of countrywide examinations is an possibility to assure our national qualifications proceed to meet up with stringent requirements and evidence most effective exercise. Ultimately it will be Saudi students, at all amounts of the education and learning method, that gain from these global collaborations. Increasing our evaluation technique will assistance Saudi Arabia to achieve its bold aims for training, so we search ahead to the affect this collaboration with ACER will have in the short and prolonged-time period,’ Dr Alzaghibi explained. ■