On September 24th and 25th, ISA assessment was held in Integrated Curriculum Primary Division.
ISA(International Schools' Assessment)评估是由澳大利亚教育研究有限公司委员会(简称ACER)为国际学校3-10年级学生专项设计，特别针对国际学校学生的数学理解能力、英语阅读和写作能力进行评估。
The ISA (International Schools' Assessment) was designed by the Australian Council for Education Research LTD (short for ACER) for grades 3-10 in International Schools. It specifically assits students' maths comprehension, English reading and writing abilities.
The assessment is not a competitive test, and does not measure whether a student "passes", but rather reflects and describes the knowledge and skills that the student has acquired. According to the statistics of evaluation scores over the years, our school's scores are significantly higher than the global average level, which fully proves the comprehensive quality of our students. Behind this comprehensive quality is the crystallization of all mathematics teachers' heart and wisdom.
The mathematics classroom of the Integrated Curriculum Primary School attaches great importance to bilingual teaching. Every teacher has many original textbooks for reference, such as Singapore, California, etc. which are integrated by teachers in order to enable students to learn and understand in a limited time with high quality. Therefore, before the beginning of each semester, teachers not only need to prepare the relevant contents of the Sujiao Edition, but also spend a lot of time studying various international coursebooks, refining them and teaching them to students. From the first grade, students start to accept this teaching mode, sucking the essence of knowledge. Hence the historical success of this assessment.
Argumentative writing in English is one of the greatest challenges, because it is not easy for children in grades 4 and 5 to form mature and fixed opinions and support them with good reasons, and they need to use the English they already know to express themselves reasonably and clearly in the exam. But don't worry, the teachers have their own goodideas. In class, we use OREO writing prompt to arouse students' interest and thinking: O-Opinion, R-reason, E-example, O-Opinion. Under the guidance of the teacher and the "temptation" of OREO, the children are able to build the basic structure of the article and gradually mature their ideas in the mutual discussion, laying the foundation for the final writing.
Since the beginning of the school, the teachers led the students to prepare for the examination, students are full of confidence in the exam. Look forward to the students in this assessment to make another splendid achievement!