PISA is an international test that measures 15-year-olds' ability to apply their reading, math, and science skills to real-world challenges.
Dubai private schools ranked ninth in the world for mathematics, scoring 497. This is 25 points higher than the OECD average. Dubai schools also ranked 13th in the world in reading, scoring 498. They were 14th in science with a score of 503 and 15th in reading.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam is the Director General of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority. He said, "Earlier this month, we announced that the number of school students enrolled in Dubai had increased significantly. Today, we announce the highest ranking ever achieved by Dubai's private schools at PISA. Our schools, through the dedication of their principals and teachers, have surpassed the national agenda and are now among the world's best.
Dubai private schools resumed face-to-face learning and teaching during the pandemic. This allowed students and staff to connect and improve learning outcomes. We are grateful to the school leaders, teachers, and parents who have worked tirelessly to improve our private schools. Their commitment to quality has made them what they are today.
The OECD average is 485 in math, 485 in science, and 476 in reading. Schools rated Outstanding have scored significantly more than this.
The IB curriculum schools scored the highest, with 535 points for mathematics, 538 in science, and 528 in reading.
Fatma Benrehif, CEO of Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau, stated: "The performance in the last round of PISA assessment shows our schools are doing well."
We continue to provide high-quality education in all curriculums, on par with other world-class education systems and exceeding the UAE National Agenda goals.
The effectiveness of our robust quality assurance system is evident in the results of good-rated schools, which continue to outperform global averages on international assessments. We thank all of our schools for their support and congratulate their students on their outstanding achievements.
PISA 2022 involved 9250 students in 171 schools, with eight different curricula.