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International education, International schools, Mathematics tests, Numeracy, Reading ability, Reading tests, Science tests, Scientific literacy, Test content, Test format, Test reliability, Test use, Test validity, Writing ability, Writing tests, Primary education, Secondary education


This is a booklet describing the International Schools' Assessment (ISA), a set of tests used by international schools and schools with an international focus, to monitor student performance over time and to confirm that their internal assessments are aligned with international expectations of performance. The tests are designed and developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The tests address: mathematical literacy, reading, writing and scientific literacy. The booklet outlines: the history of the ISA; the benefits to schools; marking; test validity and reliability; and the schools in each country who are using the tests.

Place of Publication

Melbourne Vic


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)