The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt have signed an agreement to use ACT assessments to measure learning and college readiness in Eqyptian schools starting this fall.
The agreement, signed on September 15, includes the following:
- Universities in Egypt will now accept scores on the ACT test and an ACT subject area test for admission.
- International high schools in Egypt will administer the ACT test and ACT subject area tests to students for graduation purposes.
- Egyptian schools will use the ACT Aspire system for summative assessment of learning in Grades 3 through 9.
- Egyptian schools will used PreACT for assessment of learning in grades 9 through 11.
“We are delighted to be working with the Ministry of Education to help measure and verify learning among Egyptian students and students at American high schools in the country,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “This agreement will truly give students more choice and greater flexibility in testing. ACT’s assessments are trusted around the world to measure college and career readiness, and ACT is committed to serving international markets and helping them prepare students for success.”
ConnecME Education, the ACT exclusive partner for the Middle East and North Africa region, administers all the tests in the region and has been instrumental in bringing the ACT to higher visibility in the area and in pursuing equivalency in Egypt. ConnecME continues its objective of assisting governments and students in increasing opportunities and allowing students to find their best pathway to further education and employment.
“We are honored to be part of this action by the Ministry of Education,” said ConnecME Education CEO Mohammad Shadid. “The ACT will help a new generation of Egyptian students. Moreover, it opens the very exciting door of more students returning home with elite skills and qualifications. We are grateful for the support and vision from the Ministry of Education, who has always maintained the pursuing of the best interests of students in Egypt above all else, and we are excited to be working directly with them in the introduction of the test to Egypt.”