Parent Guidelines for Remote Testing

Tala Remote Testing

Tala is an online vocabulary, reading and writing test for native Arabic speakers from grades 3 to 10. The test is usually administered in a classroom or computer lab at school, where each student has a computer or tablet. During remote testing, the writing test is not given.

To begin the test, students need to be aware of their login information, which will be provided by the school teachers.

For the Reading test, students will need:
  • A computer, laptop, or a tablet
  • A broadband Internet connection
  • A web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge
  1. On the day of the test, at the designated time set by the school, students should log on to the “meeting” on their school learning communication platform (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.).
  2. Students should be visible to the teachers, and should log on to the Tala testing platform ( from their devices.
  3. There is no talking allowed during the testing, and parents or siblings should not assist the test-takers, as the aim of the tests would not be achieved. Students require a quiet place with no interruptions.

For videos that explain different aspects of the testing process, visit the Diglossia Youtube site at

Mubakkir Remote Testing


Mubakkir is a set of one-minute literacy skills tests that measure the fluency, accuracy, and comprehension levels of each student in foundational skill areas including alphabet, letter and word sounds, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

  • The teacher will log into the Mubakkir app and select the test to administer to the student.
  • The teacher will share their screen with the student via online communication software (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.).
  • The student will read from the shared screen and the teacher will mark the answers on their tablet/smartphone as correct or incorrect. The teacher will select a reason for any incorrect answers and that will be recorded by the Mubakkir app.
For the Mubakkir test, students will need:
  • A computer, laptop, or a tablet (with speakers/microphone)
  • A broadband Internet connection
  • A web browser or access to school LMS/Web platform
  • Students are encouraged to use headsets to drown out background noise and to allow teachers to hear their responses clearly. Students will need a quiet environment with no distractions.