Assessment is an essential part of learning and teaching in Singapore International School and is considered an integral component of the teaching cycle. Assessment procedures and processes may vary according to class level, subject and intended purpose. Assessment is used to monitor and enhance the quality of education in Singapore International School.
Formal reporting of student progress and achievement is provided to parents twice a year at the end of each semester. A weekly report on work covered and student success is provided through the Student Handbook.
More information about assessment:
Singapore International School students sit formal examinations at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year.
The examinations are set for the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science according to the exam format and weighting used in Singapore schools.
The exams are written by a team of writers drawn from across all SIS campuses and after vetting, are distributed to all SIS campuses for administering according to strict examination procedures.
Assessment of the non-core subjects is conducted through teacher generated tasks such as assignments, projects and tests.
The examination schedule is set at the start of the academic year. Further details of the exam dates can be found as below.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|English Paper 1||Wed-Fri 9-11 December||English Paper 1||Mon-Wed 24 – 26 May|
|English Paper 2||Thursday 10 December||English Paper 2||Thursday 27 May|
|English Paper 3||Friday 11 December||English Paper 3||Friday 28 May|
|Mathematics 1||Monday 14 December||Mathematics 1||Monday 31 May|
|Mathematics 2||Monday 14 December||Mathematics 2||Monday 31 May|
|Science||Tuesday 15 December||Science||Tuesday 1 June|
|English Paper 4||Wednesday 16 December||English Paper 4||Wednesday 2 June|
SIS is committed to continuously ensuring the quality of its educational programs thorough international quality assurance programs as well as recognized accreditation benchmark standards. Through the use of formative and summative assessments, SIS continually checks for comprehension and understanding and reviews its data for the purposes of progress monitoring of its students.
Formative assessments are prearranged by each teacher throughout the year to assist them through the educational development of their students and are used to assist them in implementing differentiated strategies. Presently we are in the process of forming additional common formative assessments so that we can gather additional substantial data for our progress monitoring of our students.
Formal summative assessments at the primary schools are done through the implementation of a Singapore International School Assessment program that is developed by teachers within the School system. SIS and its constituents do not use an external assessment tool for the evaluation of its students. Students in year 1-5 complete these assessments at the end of SA1 and SA2. It is important to know that Students in Year 3, 4 and 5 complete MOET curriculum for English, Music, ICT and Health Physical Education (HPE). Integrated students complete exams at the end of each Semester for the following subjects: Science, History and Geography, Math and Vietnamese.
Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) has appointed KinderWorld as a Designated Overseas Agent with authority to conduct the International Primary School Examination (iPSLE).
The iPSLE is an important examination that is conducted at the end of Year 6 and provides Singapore International School students with an international benchmark of academic performance.