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.

What does the research tell us about leadership and international education?

What does the research tell us about leadership and international education?

Monday, 7 Dec 2020

The research findings are clear: data are crucial to school improvement and school leaders play a critical role in identifying reliable and meaningful data, write ACER's Pauline Taylor-Guy, Jarrod Hingston and Pina Tarricone.

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Using assessment data to inform remote teaching practice

Using assessment data to inform remote teaching practice

Monday, 7 Dec 2020

Explore how teachers can use a range of assessment data to identify learning needs and differentiate teaching and learning for students in an emergency remote teaching environment in a webinar by ACER's Dr Katie Richardson. [45-minute view] 

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Spotlight on: test item trialling

Spotlight on: test item trialling

Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020

Here we look at how test content is developed, tested and refined before it makes it into a trusted progressive achievement assessment.

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Teaching over technology: educational priorities during COVID-19

Teaching over technology: educational priorities during COVID-19

Monday, 5 Oct 2020

This World Teachers' Day, we highlight how prioritising teaching over technology is needed to minimise the educational disruption for disadvantaged children during COVID-19.

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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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