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Formative Evaluation of the King Faisal Foundation's University Preparatory Program (UPP)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Amideast (2008)


This program, initiated in September 2007, was intended to prepare Saudi and other students for the academic rigor of the new Al Faisal University. The formative evaluation of the UPP was designed to identify challenges and issues within the program and suggest improvements on the efficacy, efficiency, and ultimately, academic output of the program. EPI staff conducted an eight-day site visit, which included focus groups with students and faculty, and provided a report discussing the issues related to the UPP as evidenced by the researchers, and recommendations for improvement.