08 May 2017 - 11:50
MES students excel in International Benchmark Test
MES Indian School achieved creditable positions in the International Benchmark Test (IBT) 2016 held in November last by Australian Council of Education and Research Limited (ACER, Dubai).
A total of 11 students achieved high distinction certificates by securing 95% above and 10 students won distinction certificates by scaling 90% above.
The International Benchmark Test is an internationally administered programme of assessments in English, Mathematics and Science, which evaluates students’ performance at various levels besides identifying student strengths and areas for improvement in each subject.
It also compares student and school performance internationally and monitors student progress from one year to the next. Around 600 schools in 11 countries participate in IBT in each year. About 70 students from MES Indian School participated in various subjects and excelled in the benchmark test. Jincy Joseph, a teacher, Boys’ Section of the school, was the coordinator.
Meanwhile, another MES team comprising Sharon Bino of Class XI and Mithila Sunil Kumar of Class VIII, won the second prize in the final of Qatar national level Asianet Think and Learn Challenge, a televised quiz programme testing students’ visual reasoning, scientific aptitude and mathematical skills. The winning team was awarded with certificate and a cash prize of $500.