The International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) tests are based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Key Stage 1 tests, are carried out by the child's teacher within their everyday classroom practice and evaluate ability in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, maths (number, shape, space and measurement) and science.
Key Stage 2 tests are more formal, they are taken on set days and exam papers are sent away to be marked externally. The Key Stage 2 tests cover the three core subjects: English, Maths and Science.
International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) tests
The International Schools’ Assessment tests (ISA) enable La Côte International School to track individual student progress in our Primary Years 4, 5 and 6 in Mathematical Literacy, Reading and Writing.
Designed specifically for students in Grades 3–10 attending international schools and schools with an international focus where the language of instruction is English, the ISA assessments are designed with the knowledge that more than half of the test takers have first languages other than English.
In 2016-2017, over 76,000 students from 355 schools across nearly 80 countries participated in ISA.
As well as drawing on many cultural and national sources, the test material is varied and it includes open-ended questions that allow an insight into the students’ thinking process.
Thanks to the ISA test results, we are able to track individual student progress in our Primary Years 4, 5 and 6 in Mathematical Literacy, Reading and Writing as well as compare our performance with other similar schools and all other international schools who complete the same tests, around the world.
MYP3 ISA Tests
For the first time this academic year, La Côte International School MYP3 students have sat the ISA tests covering the following core subjects: maths, reading, narrative writing, exposition writing and scientific literacy.
We are delighted to report that LCIS students performed well above the average of similar schools and all other international schools around the world who took the same exams at MYP3 level.
Please click on the Related Download documents below for full details of La Côte International School ISA 2016-2017 results, as well as an overview of our Primary test results from 2014 until 2017.
Key Stage 1 and 2 test results
The English national curriculum tests (commonly called SATs) results offer an opportunity to compare pupils to make sure schools are helping them to master the basics in English and mathematics, and make progress.
Please click on the Related Download documents below for full details of La Côte International School Key Stage 1 results in 2014 and 2015; Key Stage 2 results in 2014 and 2015 as well as an overview of our test results for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in 2016.