ISA Insights

Learn more about the International Schools’ Assessment and how to get the most out of your assessment and reports. The ISA Team will regularly post helpful content, including interviews, articles, videos and research which can assist school leaders and teachers in using their data to inform teaching and learning.

Inside the ISA marking operation

Inside the ISA marking operation

Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Marking the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) is a sophisticated and extensive undertaking that is organised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for every test administration. For an insight into how it all works, we discussed the marking operation with Matthew Fraser, a Senior Project Officer on the ISA team.

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Q&A: How the Australian International School Malaysia uses ISA results to review student and school progress

Q&A: How the Australian International School Malaysia uses ISA results to review student and school progress

Thursday, 17 Sep 2020

Katrina Reece, Head of Learning Enrichment, discusses how the Australian International School Malaysia utilises their International School Asssessment (ISA) results to inform programming, track student progress and see the impact of their teaching.

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Find out about ACER’s work on learning progressions

Find out about ACER’s work on learning progressions

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2020

An ongoing challenge that educators face in the design of learning programs is the dilemma of meeting grade-level expectations and also addressing the needs of learners within a grade who are at very different points in their own learning journeys. Learning progressions can play a significant role in assisting educators to address this learning design challenge.

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Video: How achievement levels help

Video: How achievement levels help

Friday, 5 Jun 2020

Learn more about how achievement levels are used in ISA reports, as well as how they can be used to understand your students' learning and target your teaching.  [3 minute view]

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Quick tips to keep your ISA school account up to date

Quick tips to keep your ISA school account up to date

Friday, 5 Jun 2020

As schools begin planning their next International Schools' Assessment (ISA) administration, our team have put together some helpful advice to keep your ISA school account and student data clean, organised and ready for testing.

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