Primary students' outstanding academic performance

Results from the International Schools Assessment, the annual test which measures Year 4-6 academic performance around the world, show primary students at International Community School exceeding averages 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 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.

Liz McLaughlin, 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.”

The test results are of particular merit as ICS has a unique student population when compared to other international schools. ICS accepts students with a wide range of English language abilities and is an inclusive school for students with special education needs.

Liz said: “With the appropriate support all students take part in the ISA, and we’re proud to see their efforts reflected in our assessment results.”

Read more

The International Schools Assessment is designed and provided by the Australian Council for Educational Research and is a well-known measurement in international schools around the world. Read more about the ISA.

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