The Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) Definition:
The EmSAT is a national system of standardized computer-based tests, based on United Arab Emirates national standards.

Objectives
To ensure that students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively participate in the modern knowledge based global society.

Importance of EmSAT:
• Specifies the students’ performance level nationally and internationally.
• Supports the Ministry of Education in evaluating the government and the private schools’ performance.
• Alternative of other higher education entry tests.
• Measures students’ performance improvement over the time.
• Helps the government and the private schools in developing improvements plans for students’ current performance.
• Helps cycle two students to select for themselves suitable education track for their cycle three level.
• Helps the higher management to take decisions to improve educational system.

EmSAT Types:
Baseline Test
Measures grade 1 students’ skills and knowledge. It provides decision makers with data on grade 1 students’ performance as they transit from kindergarten to general education.

Advantage Test
Tracks the development of students’ skills and knowledge as they go through their general education. It provides decision makers with data on students’ performance as they transit from grade 4 until grade 10.

Achieve Test
Measures grade 12 students’ skills and knowledge as they complete their general education and move to their higher education. It provides decision makers with data for college admission and placement.