Assessment Testing in China

Léman International School – Chengdu

Léman International School – Chengdu is an international school located in Southwestern China. Founded in 2009, the establishment is the first of its kind in its region. It is also a member of the Nord Anglia Education, which consists of 56 quality international schools spread out across 27 countries and serving over 51,000 students.

This establishment uses MAP Growth testing for students in grades 3-8 to determine the appropriate level of instruction. The test is administered in its computerized form during the month of October.

Access International Academy Ningbo (AIAN)

Located in the Beilun District of Ningbo, China, Access International Academy Ningbo (AIAN) is an international school whose focus is to provide its students (Grades K-12) with a holistic American-based program. This academic establishment employs premiere, research-based methods of instruction.

To maintain an academic environment suitable for every student, the Academy utilizes MAP Testing during the month of April. All students, grades K-12, are required to take the examination.

East China School District

Encompassing ten academic establishments, including elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, the goal of the East China School District is to provide top education for students of various backgrounds. The district’s array of programs stands as testimony to its dedication to achieve its academic goal.

The district utilizes MAP Reading and Math testing for grades K-11 during the months of October, February, April, and May.

The Shanghai American School (SAS)

The Shanghai American School (SAS) is a competitive academic establishment whose goal is to serve every student’s needs equally. The school has established itself through top methods of instruction, and a variety of art and athletic programs and clubs.

Due to its high standing as an academic institution, SAS is a competitive school. As part of its admission process, the school requires specific MAP scores.

Hangzhou International School (HIS)

Hangzhou International School (HIS) strives to provide students with a rigorous academic system that can help them both grow and challenge themselves. The school has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
(WASC). The school is also noted for its great range of facilities, all aiding the development of a varied skill set for each individual student.

At HIS, MAP testing in math, language usage, and reading is used for grades 2 through 10 as a way to help track scores and progress. The goal ultimately to provide the classroom with a lesson plan that is suited for everyone.

International School of Beijing

The International School of Beijing (ISB) is a co-ed non-profit school for students in pre-K3 through 12th grade. This school is a competitive one, offering rigorous and challenging courses. Students are encouraged to do their best and achieve the highest of their abilities.

ISB utilizes MAP to best help each student individually by tracking progress and providing help and encouragement accordingly.

Assessment Testing in South Korea

The Korea Foreign School (KFS)

The Korea Foreign School (KFS) is a multi-cultural school, which serves students of over twenty countries. The academic establishment fosters academic and self-growth through a friendly and dedicated environment.

KFS administers the MAP Growth during the months of February, May, and September (a total of three times).

Korea International School, Jeju Campus (KISJ)

Korea International School, Jeju Campus (KISJ) is South Korea’s first boarding school. It is also the only international school in the country to accept applicants who do not have a foreign passport and/or have not studied abroad for more than three years.

As KISJ is a competitive institution, students are tested prior to enrollment. For enrollment into KISJ’s high school honors program, students must hold the correct grades, as well as a teacher’s recommendation. In addition, students are expected to achieve certain standardized testing scores, including the MAP.

The International School of Busan (ISB)

The International School of Busan (ISB) dedicates itself to aiding students of all backgrounds and skills in reaching their utmost potential. With quality programs and a dedicated faculty, ISB’s motto is “United in our Diversity, Thriving in our Individuality”.

ISB utilizes MAP Growth Testing as a method of pinpointing strengths and areas of growth to work through. The examination is administered to students grades 6-11 twice: once during the Spring Semester and once during the Fall semester.

International Christian School Uijeongbu

An international school located in the north of Seoul, The International Christian School Uijeongbu (ICSU) employs methods of academic instruction for its students based on both the religion of Christianity and the American Curriculum, including integration of the bible into all studies and the option of taking AP courses.

The ICSU utilizes the MAP Growth to get a clearer understanding of each student’s academic needs and thus structure lessons accordingly.

Assessment Testing in Hong Kong

The American School of Hong Kong (ASHK)

The American School of Hong Kong (ASHK) is an international, non-profit, college preparatory academic institution. The school employs an American curriculum an aims to provide each student with the knowledge s/he needs to excel in the future.

In order to understand how to help each individual student, the school utilizes the MAP Growth Test, which helps them pinpoint where the student most needs guidance.

Stamford American International School (SAIS)

At the Stamford American International School (SAIS), students are motivated to do their best and achieve their goals. The school serves students ages 5-18 and offers up to 33 CCA programs to choose from.

Stamford’s elementary program utilizes the MAP Growth to better understand how to accommodate each student’s needs.

Canadian School of Hong Kong (CDNIS)

The Canadian School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) aims to instill within each student the motivation, eagerness and happiness to learn. It is one of the top academic schools in Hong Kong and holds a reputation of being both challenging and encouraging.

In 2017, CDNIS began using the MAP Growth examination to better understand how to help students’ academic performance on a personalized level.

International Christian School of Hong Kong

The International Christian School of Hong Kong is an independent English language school serving students grades K-12. The institution follows an American curriculum with a focus on the learning and incorporating of Christianity. The school has a 20% acceptance rate.

During the elementary school years, students take the MAP Growth. This is to help instructors pinpoint where students are in need of most guidance.

Assessment Testing in Singapore

Canadian International School of Singapore (CIS)

The Canadian International School of Singapore (CIS) is a competitive international school known for keeping its students challenged, motivated, and en route to success.

CIS uses the MAP Growth Exam to ensure that each student receives the level of instruction and focus necessary for their success both in their pre and post university years.

Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth International School is a member of the East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and the IB World. The school sees learning as a lifelong process and its goal as an academic institution to supply the level of instruction necessary for each student to succeed.

The MAP Growth plays an imperative role in helping the institution pinpoint just where a student needs extra help and/or guidance.

International Community School (ICS) of Singapore

The International Community School (ICS) of Singapore is one that focuses on making sure each student receives the level of instruction s/he needs to reach his or her full potential. The school employs an American curriculum. Its students' average SAT score is 1262.

ICS utilizes the MAP Growth to pinpoint students’ strengths and weaknesses and keep them on track academically.

Assessment Testing in Japan

International Christian Academy of Nagoya (ICAN)

The International Christian Academy of Nagoya (ICAN) is a Christian school for students grades K-12. The school follows an American-based college preparatory curriculum. ICAN has approximately 100 students total from eight different countries. The institution offers a range of extra-curricular activities, covering both sports and the arts.

Since Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take the SAT and ACT, students already begin being tested quite early with the MAP Growth Exam. The MAP Growth helps teachers get a better idea of each student’s academic strengths and areas of growth are; teachers can then plan proceeding lessons accordingly.

Hokkaido International School (HIS)

Hokkaido International School (HIS) is a private, secular day/boarding school, which offers a comprehensive American-style education. To this day, Hakkaido is the only international school in the island of Hokkaido.

Due to its goal to prepare students for American standardized testing, HIS implements the MAP Growth Exam to help track student progress and pinpoint what topics instructors should focus on most thoroughly in the classroom.

The American School in Japan (ASIJ)

The American School in Japan (ASIJ) is one of the top international schools in the world, and has existed for over 100 years. ASIJ is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). In addition to the school’s focus on academic success, the American School of Japan offers a range of co-curricular activities and summer programs.

Students in middle school are required to take the MAP Growth Exam to help measure student progress and better help them improve in the future.

Seisen International School

Seisen International School is an international Catholic School. With a rigorous academic program and supportive atmosphere, the school provides students (K-12) with the opportune environment to expand and reach their potential.

To help best execute its curriculum, the school utilizes the MAP Growth Exam to determine student progress.

St. Mary’s International School

St. Mary’s International School is one of Tokyo’s top all-boys’ schools, which focuses on providing students with the right environment to grow and prosper. The school is known for its challenging core and extracurricular activities and provides education for students grades K-12.

At St. Mary’s, students are required to take the MAP Test twice per year. The examination helps teachers fully understand each student’s progress and potential.

International school of Tokyo (TIS)

The International school of Tokyo (TIS) is a well-established international school accredited by Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school strives to provide students with both a rigorous academic program, as well as a nurturing and encouraging environment. Students at TIS are given the opportunity to expand both their knowledge and horizons through thorough academic instruction and a variety of engaging extracurricular activities.

The school utilizes the MAP Growth to better understand each student’s academic standpoint and progress, in order provide students with the proper level of instruction.

Assessment Testing in United Arab Emirates

ADNOC Schools

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) formed the ADNOC Schools in 2008. The school was founded in order to provide exceptional students grades 7-11 with a challenging curriculum to help them grow and reach their full potential. There are a total of four ADNOC campuses throughout the UAE.

The ADNOC Schools use the MAP Growth Exam to better track students’ progress, achievements, and areas of growth.

American Community School of Abu Dhabi

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi offers a personalized education and an optimal environment for each student to foster a love for learning and a desire to be a part of the global community. The school is known for its variety of programs, both academic and extracurricular. Students are encouraged to take advantage of both.

Among the external assessments utilized by the school, the MAP tests play a vital role in making sure each student hones the skills necessary to succeed in the future.

American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA)

The American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA) is a K-12 American education-based school. Its mission is to “provide an international curriculum in a safe, multicultural environment that inspires globally-minded, critical thinkers to take responsibility for their society.”

AISA uses the MAP Growth for tracking each student’s progress and providing the right level of instruction accordingly.

The Universal american School of Dubai

The Universal american School of Dubai dedicates itself to helping each student fulfill their academic potential and gain opportunities through education. The school serves a highly diverse student body, grades 6-10. In the tenth grade, students are given extra focus from faculty and parents to build a ‘personalized graduation pathway’.

The MAP Growth is used by the school to better understand and support each student's scholastic needs and ensure that at the end each student’s ‘personalized graduation pathway’ is truly personalized.

Al Khaleej National School (GEMS AKNS)

Al Khaleej National School (GEMS AKNS) aims to help its students grow into caring, independent leaders, who are both internationally minded and proud of their heritage. GEMS AKNS utilizes “an innovative curriculum that promotes 21st century learning skills”.

The school uses a variety of American assessments, including the MAP, which is used for tracking the progress of each student and applying the necessary instruction in return.

Collegiate American School (CAS)

Located in Dubai, Collegiate American School (CAS) offers an American-based curriculum strictly aligned with the New York State Learning Standards, including the Common Core curriculum for mathematics and English.

MAP plays a significant role for this school, as it helps place students’ skill level in appropriate categories and thus gives teachers the opportunity to know where to apply most focus.

Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys

The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys is an all-boys school dedicated to students Grades K-12. The school provides a thorough American Curriculum, accompanied by quality courses in Arabic and Islamic studies. The school offers a variety of programs to choose from.

The school utilizes MAP Growth as a way to ensure students both remain on track academically and receive the attention they require to truly flourish academically.

Dubai American Academy (DAA)

Dubai American Academy, or DAA, offers both the American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate. It’s the only American Curriculum S hool in Dubai to be recognized as outstanding by the KHDA.

Due to the school’s reputation and its rigorous program, admission is competitive. The school uses the MAP as a part of its admission process.

the American International School (AIS)

Located in Dubai, the American International School (AIS) offers an international education appropriately designed for a variety of students from a variety of backgrounds. The school offers an assortment of clubs to help foster academic interests, such as the debate club, the physics club, and the math club.

At AIS, students grades 3-9 are required to take MAP tests in order to help teachers understand each individual’s learning needs and potential.

Assessment Testing in Taiwan

Kaohsiung American School (KAS)

KAS’s goal as an academic institution is to help its students grow up to become BIG (Balanced individuals, Independent thinkers, Global citizens). It is a co-ed, K-12 institution.

The school utilizes the MAP to track student progress and supply students with the instruction they need to better understand the more challenging concepts in the curriculum taught.

Morrison Academy

Morrison Academy is an international Christian school with campuses all over Taiwan. The school’s goal is to provide students with a holistic American education in a Christian environment.

The MAP examination is used by the school to measure academic progress and provide students with the academic focus and instruction necessary to succeed.

American School in Taichung

AST prides itself in providing an education to its students rooted in a challenge, rigor, and support. This school is a competitive one with each applicant being evaluated thoroughly. AST offers a variety of programs and a challenging curriculum.

AST uses MAP testing to provide students with academic instruction that is valuable and effective in providing them the education they need,

Kang Chiao International School

Kang Chiao International School (KCIS) aims to provide students the opportunity to grow in all senses of the word- emotionally, physically, and of course academically. The school offers competitive programs, including the IB and the AP Capstone.

KCIS uses MAP Testing to help track student progress and in turn provide the most relevant instruction for each individual.

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