Future of Assessment in International Schools

This exclusive specialist report highlights the latest trends in K-12 international schools assessment and includes advice from experts and case studies highlighting opportunities and challenges.

Assessment trends in international schools

ISC Research has explored the assessment trends that are emerging within the international school sector.
The Future of Assessment in International Schools report includes outcomes of our research on the use of digital platforms and the development of digital credentials to support student pathways. Most importantly, the report provides 40 pages of advice from a wide range of international schools of all types and sizes to consider implementing.

A summary of the report is available to download as a PDF.

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Key takeaways

  • 73% of international schools in our survey said they use digital platforms as part of their internal assessment.
  • 46% international schools see the potential for all individuals to possess a digital portfolio from the earliest age to support their pathway progress and lifelong learning.  
  • International schools are adapting their student assessment to focus on a more holistic view of each student.
  • As a result of online learning during COVID, many international schools
    identified new and effective forms of assessment that they intend to continue
    using, at all age phases and across all assessment types.
International school teacher profile

Included in this report

  • CHAPTER 1: Assessment in international schools survey 2021
  • CHAPTER 2: Qualitative research
  • CHAPTER 3: Assessment change in practice
  • CHAPTER 4: Digital credentials and blockchain in education


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