School snaps: AISM wins six gold medals in ICAS assessments

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AISM students have made history by winning six gold medals in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) in 2016 alone. In Malaysia, there were a total of 385 Malaysian schools who participated with most of the students from public, private and international schools.

The ICAS is an independent, skillsbased comprehensive suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students and is administered by the University of New SouthWales (UNSW). Over 6,300 schools from 20 countries participate in ICAS each year.

The winners from AISM this year came from different categories which stands to show the varied academic strength of students. The awards were granted to the student with the highest score in Science, English, EnglishWriting, Digital Technologies, and Mathematics, all of which are core subjects. One of the students, Megan Yap from Year 6, managed to win two medals in Digital Technologies and English, an amazing double accomplishment!

Kylie Booker, Director of Curriculum and Innovation at AISM, says that from a curriculum perspective, ICAS comprehensive reporting results and also gives parents information regarding their child’s performance. Through the ICAS, AISM is able to further triangulate data to identify gifted students and those who may need extra help in their learning spaces.

AISM ICAS Gold Medallists: (L-R) Daryl Lee, Zo Ee Teh, Megan Yap, Nichole Ong and Alexus Ong.

This article was originally published in The Expat magazine (November 2016) which is available online or in print via a free subscription.

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