Results from the 2017 International Schools Assessment (ISA), the annual international test which measures Year 4-6 academic performance around the world, show ICS students performing exceedingly well across all subjects.
Over 40,000 students from more than 40 countries took part in the two-day assessment, which tests students’ general abilities in reading, writing and mathematics.
- In all areas of the test, all of our classes performed either equally or above all other schools when comparing scaled scores.
- In Year 4 and Year 6, our students reading average was more than 10% greater than the average of all other schools.
- In Year 4 and Year 6, our students writing average on the argumentative piece was above all other schools.
- In Year 5, several students scored more than 3 age categories above their peers in reading and writing.
- In Year 6, the average results of our students who have English as an additional language is 15% above all other schools’ students of the same background.
- In reading, three-quarters of ICS students scored higher than the global average score, with 85% of Year 6 students scoring higher than the average.
- In maths, over half of ICS students scored higher than the average. Year 6 students scored on average 9% above the average.
- In writing, Year 4, 5 and 6 scores were all higher than the average. Over three-quarters of Year 4 students scored above the average and Year 6 students scored on average 14% higher than the average.
Elizabeth Burns, ICS Primary Principal, said: “I congratulate students for their enthusiasm and dedication, and also our hard-working, inspirational staff. These results show where we are excelling as a rigorous IB PYP school. They will also form the basis for our academic planning for the coming year.