September 16, 2015: Saudi Arabia Recruits CEEP to Help Overhaul Education System
With help from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Saudi Arabia is seeking to improve its public education system.
Anticipating global change, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plans to transform its society to one that more fully uses a knowledge-based economy. In 2013, the government established the Public Education Evaluation Commission, a public organization with an independent corporate status, to be responsible for the evaluation of the Saudi education system, including private and public schools.To help the Saudi Ministry of Education identify and manage necessary changes, the commission developed an international team of education experts from Finland, Ukraine, Pakistan, Poland, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States -- including CEEP senior research associate Marcey Moss and CEEP director John Hitchcock -- to work on different projects. CEEP’s work with the commission focuses on designing and conducting a variety of evaluation projects while also helping Saudi staff develop their own capacity to manage future evaluation activities.
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