GEMS Dubai American Academy
The Distance Learning Evaluation is designed to create a shared set of expectations around distance learning, and to enable parents to make the right education choice for their children. This Evaluation was carried out through discussions with school leaders, review of students’ work, observation of online lessons, and feedback from parents, students and teachers.
Summary of Findings
The school’s Distance Learning Profile, as evaluated by KHDA, on 12-May-2020  was:

Developed
The table below provides an overview of the status of development of each Theme.
This is represented by three colours, green for Developed, amber for Partially Developed and red for Not Developed.
ZONE-A ZONE-B ZONE-C
Students’ distance learning and wellbeing Teaching and monitoring students’ learning Leading and managing students’ learning
Attendance and participation
Safeguarding
Learning opportunities
Equity of access
Wellbeing
Planning and delivery
Sharing intended learning outcomes
Distance learning programme
Monitoring and assessing learning
Agility
Contingency
Communication and engagement
Resources management
Positive features of the Distance Learning Profile
1- Teaching practices which employ a range of technology tools and cross curricular opportunities to engage students and meet their learning needs

2- Steady momentum for High School students allowing them to complete their AP examinations and IB courses at a high standard

3- Regular and detailed communication to all stakeholders
Areas for development in the Distance Learning Profile
1- Ensure younger students further develop the skills they need to work online confidently and independently.

2- Review the expectations for older students to ensure their workload and deadlines are reasonable within the context of the current environment.