Close to 1000 Pinoy kids join the ICAS-English 2010

The University of New South Wales Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) through the MTG, Philippines will be conducting the 2010 International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS)-English on August 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in various venues across the country.

The ICAS – English assesses reading and language skills in a range of contexts. The following aspects of texts are assessed and reported: reading for meaning in literary texts, reading for meaning in factual texts, textual devices, syntax and vocabulary. The questions require students to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesize information in and about texts.

Students read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The types of texts include extracts from novels, short stories, poems, play scripts, transcripts of interviews, letters, diary entries, advertisements, webpages, reports and explanations, opinion pieces and reviews. These texts may include tables, diagrams, maps and other visual information.

This year, a close to 1000 Filipino students from 44 schools nationwide will join the thousand other contestants in the world who will simultaneously take part in the said competition.

Please click the link to download the lists of official participants of 2010 ICAS-English and the names of schools which serve as the contest venues. Any registered participant whose name is not reflected in the list, please contact Mr. Joseph S. Wee at his mobile phone No. 0916-247-0777 or email at jsw_66@yahoo.com on or before August 10, 2010.

2010 ICAS – English official List: 2010 ICAS-English