Common Questions



What is Test4Good?

Test4Good is an initiative run by schools and students in Dubai. It gives parents the opportunity to revisit their school days by taking a 20-minute test that is invigilated and marked by students. The test parents take will be similar to the international assessment tests being taken by thousands of students in Dubai. The Test4Good awards on May 18 will reward teams of students who promoted Test4Good at their schools.

What is Dubai Autism Center?

Dubai Autism Center is a non-profit organisation serving children with autism and their carers. DAC relies on grants, donations and fundraising to serve its community. All donations from Test4Good will go to Dubai Autism Center.

Why Dubai Autism Center?

Dubai Autism Center currently caters to 53 students with autism, but has a waiting list of more than 200. The Center will be able to provide education and care to many more students and their parents when it opens its new premises in Garhoud.

What are international assessments?

International assessments are tests taken by students at specific points in their schooling. These tests are taken by students in many countries, allowing policy makers to compare the effectiveness of their education programmes with that of other nations. In 2015, Dubai will participate in two international assessments – TIMSS (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study), which will test Grade 4 and Grade 8 students in Maths and Science, and PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) for 15-year-old students.

Why are international assessments important?

According to the 2021 UAE National Agenda targets, the UAE aims to score in the top 20 countries in PISA and in the top 15 countries in TIMSS. These goals will be achieved when we all come together as a community of educators and parents working towards the continued improvement of teaching and learning.

How will Test4Good help Dubai in international assessments?

Research shows that parents’ active involvement in their children’s education is crucial to academic success. An essential part of successful test-taking lies in literacy – the ability to read and understand the questions being asked. In all countries that participated in PISA 2009, results found that students who read daily for enjoyment score the equivalent of one-and-a-half years of schooling better than those who do not. When parents take part in Test4Good, they will better understand the process of taking a test and help their children to prepare.

Why should I take part?

It’s great fun! You’ll be able to test your academic skills, spend time with your kids in preparing, and raise money for an excellent cause (not to mention compete with other parents!).

How can I get involved?

Contact your child’s school for information on when Test4Good is being held, or get in touch with us

I’m not a parent or affiliated with a school. Can I still take part?

Of course! Check www. to see when the next test is being held.

Can I just donate money?

What, and miss out on all the fun? We know that you’ll have a great experience doing Test4Good. Please contact Dubai Autism Center if you’d like to make a donation without doing Test4Good.

How much do I have to donate?

It’s up to you! Dubai Autism Center needs funds to complete its new building, so however much you donate will be a great help.

How can I donate?

Cash and cheque donation stations will be available at every Test4Good location, at the Dubai Autism Center and at KHDA.

How long will the test take?

You will have 20 minutes to complete the test. Please arrive at the venue at least 10 minutes before the start time.

I like the idea but don’t have the time to sit the test. What else can I do?

Test4Good will have a dedicated stand at select shopping malls in Dubai, where you can sit a mini-test at a time convenient to you. Please check the Test4Good website to see our mall schedule.

Where will the test take place?

Test4Good will take place in many schools in Dubai. Please check with your child’s school or for more details.

Can I get my company involved in Test4Good?

Sure! Simply contact a school that your or your colleagues’ children attend, and ask them to host it at your workplace. Don’t forget to register your company’s participation online. For more information, see the FAQs under the ‘Host the Test’ part of this website.

How will I know my results?

Your test will be marked immediately by students after you finish the test. You can then take it home and encourage your family and friends to take it!

How can I prepare for the test?

Firstly, ask your kids! You can see sample test questions at to give you an idea of the kind of questions you’ll get.

Will my results be made public?

No, your test results will not be made public.

How can I promote Test4Good to my friends and colleagues?

Talk, talk, talk about Test4Good with everyone you know! Point them to the website, encourage them to get involved; tell them about your experience. After you’ve done Test4Good, take a photo of yourself holding a piece of paper saying ‘I’ve done #Test4Good’ (with the #Test4Good hashtag), and post it to your social networks using the hashtag.

How can I give my feedback about Test4Good?

Thanks for asking! Testimonial cards will be available at the Test4Good venue, or you can email us at