External Exam Assessment

ISP students take a number of exams administered by external entities, the results of which indicate how ISP students perform compared to students at other international schools and students in OECD countries.

About the ISA

The International Schools’ Assessments (ISA) exam is an annual test given in either October or February (ISP students take the exam in February). The ISA assessment program is designed specifically for students in international schools in Grades 3–10. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

ISP does not specifically prepare its students for the test – the only recommendations are that students get a good night’s sleep and that they take the test seriously.

The test is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and is given in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Narrative Writing, and Science. ACER also administers the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam.

In addition to providing information that allows the comparison of the results of ISP students to students in other international schools, ISA results can be compared with the worldwide PISA exam, which allows us to the comparison of ISP results with those of students from over 40 countries (including the Czech Republic). ISP’s most recent ISA results can be viewed here.

Information regarding ISP’s International Baccalaureate and University Destinations is also available.