External Evaluation

As per the Abu Dhabi school inspection (the Irtiqa’a initiative) conducted by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) AIS was rated a BAND A school in 2014–2015 school year, Abu Dhabi City Campus, and a BAND A school in 2016–2017 school year, Mohamed Bin Zayed City Campus. Band A schools as per ADEC ratings are high performance schools.

ADEC Inspection Summary 2015

These points are taken directly from the ADEC Inspection report:

• high achievement in external examinations by students in Grades 10 to 12

• students’ well‐developed skills in English and Arabic

• very positive ethos and well‐developed pastoral care supporting students’ high quality personal skills

• strong classroom relationships supported by a range of highly effective behavior management strategies

• clear vision for the curriculum, and core subjects that have a well‐ structured framework

• successful inclusion of students with special educational needs

• well‐focused and supportive leadership teams who, together with teachers, students and parents, embrace the school’s vision

commitment and drive towards continuous improvement and high student standards

ADEC Inspection Summary 2016

These points are taken directly from the ADEC Inspection report:

• progress made in spoken English allows students to use technical language in other subjects

• attainment of students in a range of subjects by the time they leave in Grade 12

• relationships within the school, attitudes to learning and students’ contribution to the community

• teachers’ positive attitudes towards improving their own teaching and to sharing best practice with others

• the school is a safe and secure learning environment.

The full reports can be seen on the ADEC official website.

Accreditations

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance granted to educational institutions upon successful completion of a lengthy evaluation process, including a self-study and an on-site evaluation by a team of experienced educators. Earning accreditation means that the AIS instructors, tools, services and staff meet or exceed essential standards of educational quality. As part of an accreditation cycle, AIS is required to submit interim reports and engage in a continuous improvement process that enhances student performance.

  • Commissions on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) – currently AdvancED

  • American International Accreditation Association (AIAA)

American International Accreditation Association (AIAA)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)