Policy on Standardised Assessments
In addition to external IGCSE and IB Diploma examinations in High School at the end of Grade 10 and Grade 12, we gain information about student learning at Lancers International School by incorporating external standardised assessment for younger students.
We have implemented the International Schools Assessment (ISA) for all students in Grades 5 and 8. This report contains relevant information about how each student compares against students in other international and national system schools in the world. The result assists our coordinators and teachers in benchmarking on best curriculum frameworks and learning engagements.
Some international schools use assessments developed for national education systems. However, as these are quite different in many areas and it can be hard for teachers and parents to know how different systems compare, the ISA provides a more comprehensive and effective benchmark.
Defining International Schools Assessment (ISA)
ISA is an assessment program designed specifically for students in international. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
According to recent evaluations by ISA for students in Grades 5 and 8 in Math and English, Lancers International School has performed way better than most other international schools worldwide. As per the evaluation, our students are extremely proficient in solving Math problems and their reading abilities are way above the average score decided by ISA.
Baseline Assessments in Early Years
Baseline studies provide us with valuable, dependable and dynamic ways of assessing numeracy, literacy, language and communication skills acquired by our students throughout their life in the Early Years.
This assessment includes a mix of verbal and touch-based questions with full colour illustrations in order to fully engage young children. Baseline assessments provide teachers, parents and school leaders with relevant information of what a child understands and can do at a certain point in time, as well as gaps in their learning. This information is used to further enhance the teaching and learning practices for individual students so they achieve their fullest potential.
Ongoing assessments at the school support what we believe in with regards to personalizing instruction and ensuring we provide the best learning experiences for 21st century learners.