are being assessed?
International English Competitions provide
opportunities for students to demonstrate their potential and ability. Within
each Competition the assessment covers a wide range of skills.
comprehension across both literary and factual texts
- a wide
range of genre (e.g. arguments, descriptions and/or narratives)
- a wide range
of text types (e.g. poetry, letters and/or advertisements)
awareness and understanding
structure and expression
What do we
get from the Competitions?
Each student receives:
- a test
booklet in full colour to keep - supplied by their school after Competition
results are released
- a diagnostic
report on performance
Certificate indicating the achieved level of success
report provides valuable feedback to the students, parents and teacher. It
indicates which questions the student has answered correctly and incorrectly,
the skills demonstrated and the comparative difficulty of each question.
specifically, the report itemises:
- the correct
- the skill
that each question assesses
percentage of state-wide participating students that have answered each
receives a confidential report containing valuable information and statistics.
from the school report is particularly useful for teachers and principals to:
their school's performance with the rest of their state
ascertain areas of
strength and weakness within the school and reflect on teaching and learning
additional programs that are more challenging for higher achieving students
students who may require focused teaching or remedial programs.
report is strictly confidential and is not used to report to government
departments or to compare individual schools' performances with other schools.
IEEAC will select a few schools and arrange for
photographs to be taken of students receiving their medals and awards. All
photographs will be made available to the successful student and school. They
may be used in future IEERA publications, following
normal permission procedures and subject to current privacy legislation.
All students who enter the IEEAC Competitions receive
is awarded on the following basis for each subject assessed:
Distinction (the top 1% of entrants in each year level in the state)
(the next 10% of entrants in each year level in the state)
- Credit (the
next 20% of entrants in each year level in the state)
(students placed within the top 20% of their school, but who have not qualified
for a state Certificate)
Participation (all other participation students)
medals with the IEERA logo are awarded in each subject
to students in each state who achieve the highest score in each year level for
each subject assessed.
name, year level, subject and the year of Competition are engraved on the medal.
from the Competition?
report enables students to:
personal strengths and weaknesses
their achievement with the rest of their state
individual progress from year to year
success through receiving a Certificate.
report is particularly valuable for providing an independent result of
assessment in specific Key Learning Areas for students at all levels of
in the Competitions, students are better prepared for state-based tests.
Students can also monitor their progress from year to year and gain valuable
experience in sitting external tests.
the student's report and Certificate are highly suitable for inclusion in a
portfolio which could be used when applying for scholarships, transferring to
new schools and even for applying for first jobs.
In addition to above, parents can use the diagnostic report to discuss the
student's performance with teachers and thereby contribute to the development of
an individual learning program for their child.
The confidential statistics report enables schools to:
strengths and weaknesses in their students' performances
their students' achievements with the rest of their state
strengths and weaknesses in their school-based curriculum
- consider the
allocation of resources to support the curriculum
In addition to
the above, teachers can use the statistical reports to:
individual student progress
- modify their
classroom activities to cater for the individual and/or group needs of their
enquiries can be directed to our Schools Liaison Section at
International English Education Assessment Committee
(IEEAC) of IEERA.