Academic Tests

SJIS participates in a variety of national and international testing programs to measure learning progress of students, with the aim of continually building their academic strength. Assessments and tests are part of both the International and Japanese divisions.

Tests and Assessments for the International Division

Compulsory Test

NAPLAN is the National Assessment program for Literacy and Numeracy for years 3,5,7 & 9.

NAPLAN is a general assessment of Literacy and Numeracy proficiency, providing a snapshot of how children around the country answer a particular set of Maths and English questions. Therefore, NAPLAN has the potential to shed interesting light on students’ learning at a point of time, and highlight what needs to be done to improve literacy and learning proficiency.

SJIS’s 2016 NAPLAN results for Year 5 Literacy and Numeracy were outstanding, with levels significantly higher than those of students at statistically similar schools. In 2011, SJIS was ranked 6th in the state, against 2070 participating schools.

Optional Tests

  • ICAS (Academic ability test developed by NSW University)- Years 2-6
  • ALC (Assessment of Language Competence). This annual test is primarily designed for Upper Primary School (Years 4, 5 and 6) students learning Japanese.
  • KANKEN (Kanji Assessment Test)
  • EIKEN (English Assessment Test)

Tests and Assessments for the Japanese Division

Compulsory Test

  • Nationwide Academic Survey Test- Years 6-9
  • NRT National Academic Achievement Test- Years 2-9
  • TOEIC Bridge

Optional Tests

  • KANKEN (Kanji Assessment Test) 
  • EIKEN-is an English-language testing program used widely in Japan. More than 2 million people take the EIKEN tests each year at 18,000 locations in Japan and in 45 other countries. SJIS is registered to to undertake Eiken testing in Australia.

SJIS Year 7-9 students who study just 2-3 years of English daily language learning can pass Eiken Grade 2, which is equivalent to Year 12 level of English.
NAPLAN and ICAS are also available for the Japanese Division students who have permanent Australian residency.