In addition to the online version, a printed copy of the handbook is being sent to all public and private schools in both English and Arabic, in readiness for the Initial Quality Inspections that will be conducted in October.
The DSIB is the new bureau of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and will work towards developing, defining and measuring education quality in order to support the improvement of education in Dubai.
The handbook has been developed after a series of consultations with parents, teachers and principals from public and private schools and sets out the framework of quality indicators which inspectors will use to make evaluations.
It also provides support and guidance for inspectors.
In the bureau's commitment to being transparent, the Handbook provides information for schools, parents and communities about the process and organisation of inspections in Dubai.
The Handbook is an essential tool in helping schools evaluate their own work and reflect upon areas requiring improvement.
Jameela Al Muhairi, Chief of the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau, said:
"Inspection will evolve further in the coming years and revised versions of the Handbook will reflect the changes needed for it to remain a current and useful part of the school improvement story. Inspection must play its part in the broader aim of establishing a global reputation for Dubai's education system that supports its long term position as a world hub for investment and economic development."