What is QAIS?
QAIS is a Quranic-based Aptitude assessment for Islamic Studies.
It can be used for evaluating potential and junior candidates of Islamic studies.
Motive behind QAIS
Aptitude assessments have become widely used in many fields. They are used to evaluate
job applicants and candidates of educational programs. On the other hand, educational Islamic institutes still lack standardized aptitude assessment
tests tailored for the unique requirements of curricula of Islamic studies.
Features of QAIS
QAIS provides the following indicators:
- Calssification of candidates into those with scholarly potential and mediocre ones
based on a detailed analysis of their cognitive abilities.
- Prediction of the field of Islamic studies in which the candidate is more likely to excell.
- Islamic Universities that wish to incorporate QAIS as an indicator into their admission procedures.
- Candidates of Islamic studies who wish to examine their compatibility with such studies.
QAIS can be offered either as:
- A one-day program for conducting the aptitude tests, after a short orientation, or as,
- A three-day program for conducting the tests and delivering lectures about
life style and social responsibilities of Muslim scholars, and fields of Islamic studies.
So far, I have developed the theory of aptitude assessment, accompanied with
analysis of respective skills and quantitative approaches for measuring them.
I am still working on developing full tests and test desceiptors.