International Schools’ Assessment Administered on February 8-9

ISA is based on internationally endorsed reading and mathematical literacy frameworks and the results provide descriptive information about what students know and can do. Each test took between 45 minutes and 1 hour to administer and included both multiple-choice andopen-ended tasks.

How will Pinewood use the results?

At the teacher and school levels, we will analyze data to determine general patterns of performance and use these as one of the many ways in which we review and improve our educational program. Importantly, the results provide data to you, your child and us about his/her learning.

What information will I receive as a parent?

In the Spring, Pinewood will send home information about your child’s results in the form of an individual report provided by ISA. It will give you a detailed record of your child’s performance in mathematical literacy, reading literacy and writing.

At Pinewood, we view standardized testing as another important assessment for providing you with clear information about your child’s progress against credible, objective international standards. If you have any questions about the ISA at Pinewood, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, advisor or Dr. Giampapa at your convenience. You may also visit the ISA website.