Mirdif American School has a consistent measurement and evaluation system based on the renowned belief: if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. To measure academic performance, students’ assessment takes the form of class work, participation, teachers’ observation, weekly quizzes and monthly tests. In assessing academic achievement the school utilizes normal and standardized tests. In addition, students are expected to submit projects, research topics, write journals, participate in discovery studies and carry out individualized study assignments. Diagnostic reports that provide feedback to parents are sent at the end of each academic term. Monthly individualized conferences with parents are scheduled on regular basis for the purpose of academic monitoring of students performance, and close follow up at home, reinforcing the co-operation between home and school.