Academic Excellence

EXTERNAL BENCHMARKED ASSESSMENTS

At The International School of IITA we implement the International Schools Assessment (ISA). The ISA assessment programme is a paper-based assessment designed especially for students in international schools. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading and mathematical literacy frameworks of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

The results are used to provide additional information on student performance that helps inform the teaching process and to allow our school to benchmark against similar international schools. Parents will receive detailed results late in Term 2.

More information can be found at: www.acer.edu.au/tests/isa

We have received our ISA test results for February 2019 cohort. 95,000 ISA participating students from 398 international schools in 69 countries and economies. An overview?

ENGLISH. Exposition Writing? 100% of our students, from Grades 3 to Grades 7, exceeded  global expectations, benchmarked against Tier 1 international schools around the world.

ENGLISH. Narrative Writing? 100% of our students, from Grades 3 to Grades 7, exceeded global expectations, benchmarked against similar Tier 1 international schools around the world.

ENGLISH. Reading Comprehension? 80% of our students, from Grades 3 to Grades 7, exceeded global expectations, benchmarked against similar Tier 1 international schools around the world.

Mathematical Literacy? 80% of our students, from Grades to Grades 7, exceeded regional expectations benchmarked against Tier 1 schools in Africa.

In our 1st year of implementation in February 2018, 64,000 students participated from 312 international schools in 78 countries. When we benchmarked our results against all international schools in Africa that participated in the ISA tests, we observed that all grade levels, at The International School of IITA, exceeded expectations in Reading, Writing (Narrative) and Writing (Exposition/Argument) and 80% of all grade levels exceeded expectations in Mathematical Literacy.

When we benchmarked our results against all international schools globally, that participated in the ISA tests, we observed that most grade levels, at The International School of IIITA, exceeded expectations in Reading, Writing (Narrative) and Writing (Exposition/Argument) although we still have work to do in Mathematical Literacy.

This shows that Reading and Writing are part of the school’s real strengths.