CTB/McGraw-Hill opens office in Qatar
Doha, May 22, 2013
CTB/McGraw-Hill (CTB), a leading assessment partner for educational authorities worldwide, has opened a new office in Doha, following its nearly decade-long role with education development in Qatar.
The office will allow CTB to expand its growing business in the country. The announcement follows CTB's recent selection by Qatar to deliver education testing services to more than 50,000 students in the country over the next two years through the administration of the Qatar Comprehensive Education Assessment (QCEA) and the Qatar Senior Schooling Certificate (QSSC).
The QCEA program provides an important measure of performance for students in grades 4-11 in Arabic, English, mathematics, science, Islamic studies and social sciences. CTB, together with Qatar's Supreme Education Council, is responsible for designing and implementing the assessment program for all six content areas using validated psychometric tools to produce reliable and meaningful results for students and educators, said a statement.
The QSSC program measures the performance of students in grade 12 for Qatar Independent Schools in mathematics, English, Arabic, Islamic studies, social studies, biology, chemistry and physics.
"Qatar is a leader of educational and economic development in the world, and we are excited to help the nation as it builds a knowledge-based society and pursues its National Vision 2030," said Sandor Nagy, chief operating officer.
"We've had the privilege of working with Qatar for nearly a decade, and we are honoured to be able to continue that tradition and now put down roots in this growing and strategically important nation", he added.
CTB's new office in Doha will be the company's first location in the GCC region. - TradeArabia News Service