More than 400 Filipino participants of the 2010 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)-Mathematics conducted last August 7, 2010 achieved outstanding results of which 88 garnered the High Distinction certificates, 146 won Distinction certificates and 193 got the Credit certificates.
The ICAS-Math is developed by the Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), UNSW Global Pty Limited and is conducted annually in Australia and in 12 other countries including New Zealand, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, USA, Philippines and the Pacific region.
As usual, the ICAS Math assesses five strands: Number and Arithmetic, Algebra and Patterns, measures and Units, Space and Geometry, Chance and Data. Generally, the ICAS provides extensive independent evaluations of students’ skills, knowledge and understanding in the core learning areas. These skills and understanding are important indicators of success in school and beyond, said Dr. Sofia Kesidou, General Manager-Assessment and Research at EAA.
The ICAS-Math result this year is several times better than that of last year. This year, around 65% of the ICAS-Math participants from the Philippines received certificates for their impressive performance. As more Pinoy math wizards showed mathematical excellence this year, Dr. Simon Chua, MTG president has expressed his joy and delight at how our participants have fared in the competition. Thus, he leads the MTG family in giving his warm congratulations to the participants and to their parents and schools.
Please click here for the results of the 2010 ICAS-Math.2010 ICAS Math Result.xls
For more details about the ICAS, please log on at http://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au.