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Title: Suggested Approach to Bridge the Gap between Grade 4 and grade 5 throughdeveloping the English Language Reading skills in Madar International School based on CCS standards
Authors: Harraz, Salma
Keywords: content analysis
MAP Test
Ohio Common Core Standards
Common Core Standards (CCS)
English Language
students’ achievements
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Publisher: The British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Abstract: This study comes under the title “Suggested Approach for Developing the English Language in Madar International School MIS (Bridging the Gap between Primary and Middle School) Based on the Common Core ALE Standards (CCS).” As the titled indicates, this study aims mainly to analyze the content of the English language curriculum followed by Madar international school (MIS) to determine the main reason behind the students’ low achievements in both internal and external standardized tests. It also suggests an approach that can bridge the gap between primary school and middle school. Madar international school (MIS) is a private sector school established in September 2002 in the green city of Al Ain , UAE.“MADAR School is a college preparatory school that follows the American curriculum.The school system adopts a coherent selection of British and American published textbooks that are carefully chosen to help the school achieve the advanced academic standards it aims for. The curriculum leads towards SAT, TOEFL and USA College Board Advanced Placement Examinations.”(, 2008) The researcher analyzed the content of English Language Curriculum at Madar International School (MIS) based on the Ohio Common Core Standards (OCCS), and the results of the analysis showed that the content of the curriculum was compatible with Ohio Common Core standards(Education O. D.)and the American Common Core Standards in general. The educational process involves three main parties; the curriculum, the learner, and the educator or the teacher. Since Madar International School follows a specific system when it comes to the selection of learners as enrolled students must pass the entrance exam which is also based on the common core standards and varies between written exams and oral interviews. Thus the enrolled learners do have the minimum requirements to study at MIS. Moreover, since the analysis of the curriculum content revealed that the MIS curriculum is indeed compatible with the international common core standards, then the problem behind the students’ low performance mostly lies in the teaching process. Based on the analysis results the researcher suggested an approach to bridge the gap between Primary and middle school. The researcher also suggested an approach to developing the teachers’skills in teaching reading and writing and a delivery plan to enhance the students’ achievement in both MIS and international exams.
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