AISM Excels in International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

Updated: Feb 8, 2018
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The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) is very pleased to record that in 2017, the number of students participating across the ICAS subjects has increased by approximately 11% to just over 124 students with 463 assessments completed.

ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. The assessments which commenced over a six-month period comprised Digital Technologies, English, Mathematics, Science and English Writing assessments.

Participation in this competition provides another opportunity for AISM students to practise formal timed assessments whilst providing additional data for parents and the school on student progress.

AISM has noted obvious improvement over the past two years in their school-wide performance. This has been demonstrated with increased medals spread throughout a number of the assessments and a greater number of High Distinctions, Distinctions and Credits. Participation levels have increased, with students attempting a broader number of assessments.

In 2017, three students Megan Yap, Hugo Tan and Ethan Lee collectively received three medals, and these were awarded at a special presentation in November 2017.

In addition to the three medals, AISM students also received 16 High Distinctions, 74 Distinctions and 145 Credits. There was a 33% increase in the number of High Distinctions, a 54% increase in Distinctions and a 9% increase in Credits over all the tests.

Congratulations to all students on their efforts in ICAS 2017!

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Australian International School Malaysia (AISM)