International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

TESTING PROCESS

Once a test date is decided upon, a student will undergo a series of reading, written, spoken and listening tests to determine if the student is academically and socially ready for the grade level being applied for. This written assessment will measure the ability of a student to read and write in English, and the interviews will measure the student’s ability to listen and speak in English. Both parts of the admissions assessment may require other academic skills as well. After the admissions assessment is completed, the parents will be informed of the results via email and phone. Upon acceptance, any ELL recommendations and placements will be made as necessary. The school does not practice acceleration of students (skipping a grade) in cases of high achievement. New students who are non-native English speakers may be placed at a lower grade level at the Principal’s discretion. Students will not be placed in a certain grade, class, or level based on the parent’s preference for a certain teacher.

TESTING PROCESS BY GRADE LEVEL

ECC
Readiness Interview

GRADES 1 - 3
Language Service Department Test
Readiness Interview

GRADES 4 - 12
MAP Test
Language Service Department Test
Readiness Interview