RIYADH: The Board of Directors of the Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) has approved its strategic plan for the years 2023-2027.
The ETEC is the competent authority in the Kingdom to evaluate, measure and approve qualifications in education and training.
It covers the public and private sector and raises the quality of education in service of the economy and national development.
The four-year plan aims to develop the education and training sector in an effort to reach a world-leading Saudi model for the industry.
The Saudi model is designed to achieve national development and economic growth through the commission’s work with relevant national authorities.
It also aims to raise the quality of outputs to meet the needs of the labor market and Vision 2030’s Human Capacity Development Program.
The strategic plan covers students, trainees, learning outcomes, practitioners, institutions, programs, the education and training system, and the internal capabilities of the ETEC.
Its objectives are to improve student learning outcomes and performance through modern curricula standards and assessments, and to enhance the excellence and quality of education and training professionals by setting higher standards, granting licenses and pushing the pace of excellence in the field.
This is attained by conducting effective reviews, evaluation and accreditation processes, in addition to establishing a culture of continuous improvement of the education and training system, providing data-based advice to support national decision-making, and developing and strengthening the internal capabilities of the ETEC.
The plan also includes a number of initiatives, projects, performance indicators and targets that fall under the evaluation programs: the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the National Assessment Program for University Achievement.
The commission’s board of directors also approved updated academic accreditation standards in order to raise performance.