In this paper, a multi-criteria decision-making approach is used to evaluate educational alternatives based on their priority criteria from the most important to the least, in this MCDM method, a number of alternatives are evaluated for a number of criteria in order to choose the best alternative(s). The main features of the proposed method compared to the AHP (analytical hierarchy process), which is one of the best-known decision-making processes when these decisions are complex, are:
(1) requires less data on comparison;
(2) It results in more consistent comparisons, which means that it generates more reliable results.
In this paper, Iraq was chosen as a place to explore possible educational alternatives by gathering qualitative data through personal interviews with educational leaders, and then evaluating them using the NVIVO program to obtain educational alternatives and criteria that impact those alternatives, and then entering those alternatives and criteria into the MCDM algorithm to sort the rank of those alternatives according to the priority.
Keywords: AHP, MCDM method, Educational Alternatives.