Standardised Tests

The International Schools' Assessment (ISA) is a programme initiated by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and designed specifically for international schools. The ISA assesses students in three areas of learning: Mathematical Literacy, Reading and Writing, using pencil and paper tests designed for Years 4 to 10.

Students at ISL participated for the first time in 2003.

In the results below, "Other like schools" refers to schools with a similar percentage of native English speakers to non-native English speakers. Our results were removed from the data when the statistics were calculated.

Year 4

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 348 67 317 95 382 46 409 43
Other like schools 331 90 268 92 365 59 393 52

Year 4 previous years' results

Year 5

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 417 102 385 98 410 48 444 47
Other like schools 377 83 325 83 410 61 431 56

Year 5 previous years' results

Year 6

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 476 69 465 66 477 57 510 50
Other like schools 429 84 368 80 461 66 471 58

Year 6 previous years' results

Year 7

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 481 77 467 76 524 51 541 49
Other like schools 468 89 419 88 491 65 497 60

Year 7 previous years' results

Year 8

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 524 72 500 68 551 55 579 51
Other like schools 513 89 473 90 526 65 527 58

Year 8 previous year's results

Year 9

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 556 77 521 72 567 60 595 47
Other like schools 531 87 499 89 545 68 552 61

Year 9 previous year's results

Year 10

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 628 81 596 67 619 55 636 52
Other like schools 559 96 535 85 575 66 581 65

Year 10 previous year's results

Year 11

  Mathematical Literacy Reading Writing Task A Writing Task B
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
ISL 639 85 586 69 641 45 648 46
Other like schools 594 100 572 87 590 69 606 69

Year 11 previous year's results

Lief Erickson and Simon Foley
Primary School Principal, Secondary School Principal
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