ISA Testing for Year 7 and Year 10 today.

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The International Schools Assessment (ISA) is used to monitor the learning of 50 000 or so students in close to 300 international schools each year. The ISA assesses progress in reading, mathematics and writing and allows schools to monitor individual and group progress over time and to compare performances with international standards. Modelled on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the ISA provides participating schools with data comparable to the PISA country data.

Schools are using the ISA for school improvement. According to one, ‘The ISA has become an important external measure of our school’s performance and is part of our strategic measurable objectives.’ ISA is collecting, analysing and delivering data, and that’s helping educators monitor and improve educational outcomes around the world.

Year 7 and Year 10 ISA Arrangements 2013 (Secondary)

Wednesday 13th Feburary 

Times Option A Activity Comment
7.30-7.45 Arrive to class, enter student data into SIS, read morning bulletin.
7.45-7.50 Orientation
7.50-7.55 Complete student details
7.55-8.40 Maths Literacy Part One

  • Practise Questions 15 minutes
  • Test Questions 30 minutes
Students must not start the Test Questions before 8.10amStudents must finish at the page stated and cannot read ahead.
 8.40-9.10  Break…..   
9.10-9.50 Maths Literacy Part Two

  • Test Questions 40 minutes
Students must finish at the page stated.
 9.50-10.15  Break…..   
10.15-11.55 Writing Task A

  • Introduction and Discussion 10 minutes
  • Writing time 30 minutes
At the end, students go  to their lockers, then move to period Lunch break

 

Thursday 14th Feburary 

Times   Activity Comment
7.30-7.45 Arrive to class, enter student data into SIS, read morning bulletin.
7.45-7.50 Orientation 
7.50-8.50 Reading

  • Practise Questions 10 minutes
  • Test Questions 45 minutes
Students may not start the Test questions before 8.05.Students must finish at the page stated.
 8.50-9.15  Break.   
9.15-9.55 Writing Task B

  • Introduction and Discussion 10 minutes
  • Writing time 30 minutes
At the end of the test students go to their  lockers, then move to period 3  (normal classes)
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