2019.12.1949

SIBS Newsletter Week 7

In late September, SIBS students from Grade 2 to 10 took part in a two-week MAP test. MAP test is a recognized academic assessment system in the United States and around the world that uses a computer test model to test students' academic skills in English language application, mathematics as well as English reading.

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1、MAP Test from Grade 2 to 10


In late September, SIBS students from Grade 2 to 10 took part in a two-week MAP test. MAP test is a recognized academic assessment system in the United States and around the world that uses a computer test model to test students' academic skills in English language application, mathematics as well as English reading.


With the MAP test, we can see:                        

             

• The benchmark scores used this school year to measure students’ growth, and it can be compared with previous years' data.


• Percentage, showing a comparison between our students and the standardized groups made up of students around the world.


• Lexile scores in reading to help parents and our school choose the right English books.


• Very detailed continuous learning to help the teacher know what skills the student should be prepared to learn.

(For further details of MAP test, parents are kindly requested to move to the following link.)


The MAP test is not timed. Each test module is 80 minutes, but most students only need 40 to 60 minutes to complete the test. Grade 2 students only take English reading and math tests. Students from Grade 3 to 5 take English reading, English language application, and math tests. Students from Grade 6 to 10 take four tests: English reading, English language application, math and science.


The MAP test is not focusing on grades, and it is designed to help schools observe students' academic growth throughout the school year.


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2、SIBS football team won the championship in Keystone football match


On Saturday, in a football match held at Keystone Academy, SIBS football team was divided into three teams to participate in the competition under the leadership of Coach Bob and Gino. Among them, one of the boys’ team finally won the group stage, while the other got the third place in another group, and our girls’ team tied for the second place. At the same time, SIBS football team also won the first prize in the category of sportsmanship.

 

SIBS has always attached great importance to the students' physical development. Football is the traditional strength of our school, and the name of "Tiger" is also well known among international schools. Our football team has already won numerous honors. Let us express our warmest congratulations to the young players!


Go, Go, Tigers!

Go, Go, SIBS!


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3、SIBS became the official test site for the AMC(Australia Math Competition)


Last Saturday, the world's super-large inter-school mathematics competition – AMC (Australia Mathematical Competition) was held in SIBS, and SIBS was also awarded the official test site. The Australian Mathematical Competition has a history of 41 years with a participation of over 14.5 million students from 32 countries, and it is hosted by the Australian Institute of Mathematics (AMT), an international academic institution. It is divided into 5 difficulty level exams, suitable for students from Grade 3 to 12.


This time, 17 students from Grade 5 to 9 of SIBS participated in the competition (including B, C, D three levels of exams), and the results will be announced to the official website after 4-6 weeks.


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4、Events of Kindergarten this week


On the occasion of the motherland’s 70th birthday, the KG department organized kids to learn the origin of our National Day as well as the national flag, the emblem and the anthem. Kids also watched the videos of previous National Day celebration ceremony. Through these activities, our kids have known that China is becoming more and more powerful and decided to make a birthday present to the motherland by making a national flag by themselves.


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5、STEM courses offer special courses for HS& MS residential students 


FEG Smart Car Creator Project is one of the STEM courses offered by SIBS Middle School this year, and it is jointly developed by Shenzhen University Information Center. The NOC Smart Car National Competition is held every year regularly, and students can get better understanding of environmental protection, energy, materials, electronics, traffic safety, intelligent control, etc. Moreover, it is also a science and technology competition that integrates technology, innovation, appreciation and practicality.


This course is open free of charge every Monday from 3:30-4:20 p.m. for MS and HS residential students.


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