Centre for Advancement of Standards in Examinations (CASE) is a GEMS initiative to raise standards of student performance in Examinations. These exams are held once a year for Grades IV, VI, VIII, X and XII.
The CASE Grade IV, VI & VIII Examination
A common examination is held in English and mathematics for students of Grade IV, VI Grade VIII in the month of February. Skill based questions cover Knowledge, understanding, application, Higher order thinking and communication. All students from GEMS Asian schools take part in this exam and a detailed performance analysis is carried out to help individual schools establish common benchmarks in Literacy and Numerical standards across the GEMS Asian schools.
The CASE Pathfinder for Grade X
CASE “Pathfinder” is held in Maths and Science in the month of February 2012 to evaluate the level of understanding in each subject. However, the evaluation is based on all topics visited in Grade IX and Grade X CBSE syllabus. Questioning pattern will include Multiple choice, Column Matching, and Numerical/Descriptive sections. The objective of Pathfinder is to determine the aptitude of proficiency of students opting Science stream in Grade XI.
The CASE Common Rehearsal Examination for Grade XII
A common examination is conducted for students of all GEMS CBSE schools as a pre-final examination. It is an internally driven examination held on the lines of CBSE Board examination to give students a feel of the external examination. Question papers are drawn out of a common pool papers from across the GEMS CBSE schools in the UAE. This mock examination has three sets of question papers with wide variety of questions that provide students the opportunity to get ready for the external examination.
Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing is an external test taken by students across GEMS Asian Schools and is a scientifically designed skill based testing system providing information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students, entire class and across classes with GEMS Asian Schools. It benefits both student and teacher as it helps checking up on the understanding of a concept early on so that remedial action can be taken. This test also validates student learning as it is administered by an external body. Each student receives a skill profile along with score cards for English, Maths and Science as well as a Certificate reflecting their performance. All students of grade 3, 5 and 7 take this examination, for the three subjects, while it is optional for other grades.