On October 29, 2020, the best individuals and groups competed in the TOEFL Primary Challenge, TOEFL Junior Challenge and international Informatics competitions IC3 Spark Challenge, IC3 Challenge in Ho Chi Minh City was honored and awarded at the SUMMARY & AWARDS Ceremony organized by the Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City collaboration with IIG Vietnam – National Representative of the American Institute of Educational Testing (ETS) and the world’s leading Informatics Testing Group Certiport (USA) held at the City Hall of the Party Committee.
Speaking at the Closing Ceremony, Ms. Vu Thi Bich Ngoc – Director of IIG Vietnam Ho Chi Minh – Representative of the Organizing Committee of the contest said: “International English and Informatics competitions have contributed to promoting the movement of learning these two subjects among young candidates across the country. In the integration period, possessing English and Informatics skills following the international standards will help them have a solid foundation to become future global citizens, confidently conquering the ladder of success. next in learning and life.”
At this year’s TOEFL Primary competition, it is noteworthy that among 362 candidates from HCMC. When Ho Chi Minh City entered the Final Round, 56 candidates successfully completed the TOEFL Junior test at the level equivalent to Level 4, the graduation standard for non-language majors. In addition, up to 79% of candidates in HCMC. Ho Chi Minh City achieves the standard level 1 or higher according to the Vietnamese Foreign Language Competency Framework, equivalent to the A1 level or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference, which is the foreign language standard our country strives to achieve for primary school students until the end of the year. 2020.
Within the framework of the TOEFL Junior Challenge, at the National Final Round, up to 72/99 candidates from HCMC. Ho Chi Minh City scored 550 points or higher on the international test TOEFL ITP – the average standard of priority for admission and direct admission of many famous universities across the country. 91% of candidates in HCMC HCM City achieves Level 2 or higher according to the Vietnamese Foreign Language Competency Framework, equivalent to A2 or higher according to the Common European Framework of Reference, and meets the output standards of the Ministry of Education and Training. In which, the number of candidates exceeding the lower secondary school standards is 55% at Level 3 and 19% at Level 4. This result contributes to the fact that the TOEFL test system uses the same linked assessment system. from TOEFL Primary, TOEFL Junior to exams for older ages like TOEFL ITP, helping candidates realize their ability to use the English language even when their ability is at a high level. than the current test.
Overcoming thousands of candidates across the country, candidates from TP. In Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Phan Anh – Vietnam Australia International School, has excellently won the first prize in the national TOEFL Primary Challenge contest 2019-2020 with the maximum score. In addition, 7 contestants from Ho Chi Minh City won the National Consolation Prize of 2 TOEFL Primary Challenge and TOEFL Junior Challenge competitions, bringing the total number of candidates from HCMC who won the National Prize to the number 8 out of 23 prizes.
At the Closing Ceremony, the Organizing Committee presented Medals, Certificates of Merit, and cash and in-kind prizes to the winners of the city-level prizes in primary school (TOEFL Primary Challenge) and junior high school (TOEFL Junior Challenge). At the same time, the Organizing Committee of the contest also honored 11 Departments of Education and Training and 37 Primary and Secondary Schools with candidates who achieved excellent results and had the largest number of candidates participating in the two contests.
With the IC3 Spark Challenge computing competition for primary school age, entering the 4th year held in Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, thousands of candidates from nearly 200 primary schools in 23 districts competed in the first two rounds of selection contests. The contest selected the 100 best candidates in the HCMC area to participate in the 3rd round – the decisive round and the basis for ranking the contestants. The results of this year’s competition are very encouraging with 25% of the candidates getting the certificate of key application components, 50% of the candidates getting the certificate of the basic computer component, 50% of the candidates getting the certificate of the component Online life. In particular, in Round 3, up to 73 out of 100 candidates achieved 700/1000 points in all 3 IC3 Spark component exams and were granted a full IC3 Spark certificate from Certiport Corporation of America.
For the IC3 Challenge International Informatics Competition for middle school students, a large number of contestants from more than 50 secondary schools in 17 districts competed in the first two selection rounds. The 80 best contestants have been selected for the 3rd round of – the contest that determines the ranking of the awards. The results of the Competition showed that 50% of the candidates obtained certificates of key application components; 19% of the candidates passed the Basic Computing component certificate and 51% of the candidates achieved the Online Life component certificate. Of the 80 candidates who took part in Round 3, 46 candidates qualified in all 3 IC3 GS4 component exams and were awarded a full IC3 GS4 certificate from Certiport.
At the Closing Ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van Hieu – Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training. Ho Chi Minh City had a speech, in which they highly appreciated the meaning of international English and Informatics playgrounds for students in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh. TOEFL Primary Challenge, TOEFL Junior Challenge and IC3 Spark Challenge, IC3 Challenge were brought to students in the city. Ho Chi Minh City as well as the whole country, the playgrounds of English and Informatics are full of wisdom. All students participating in the competition have experienced first-hand the English and Informatics tests according to international standards in a systematic and consistent manner, thereby determining their ability compared to their peers in Vietnam and beyond are classmates in the world, from which there is a basis to continue training to improve their level.