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ICAS Assessments have been unmatched for over 35 years and are continuing to lead the way, by moving online.
What it is
ICAS Assessments are online* assessments, designed to recognise and reward academic excellence.
The assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Students are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of learning.
To ensure an engaging and beneficial experience for all students, new ICAS assessments are developed annually for each subject in every year level.
*ICAS Writing is paper-based only for Papers A and B
ICAS Assessments give students an opportunity to have their achievements recognised. Hear from our proud medal winners about their ICAS experience.
Read about our proud medal winners and their ICAS experience.
Science Gold for Dunedin Pupil
Beth Elder thinks it is funny she has won a gold medal for gaining the top mark in the recent University of New South Wales International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) year 5 science...
Erudite Columba pupil takes NZ’s top mark
Fraser gained the top year 12 mark in New Zealand in the recent International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English examination, and credits her success to her love of reading.
Clever Student Eric is Number One Among All The Year Twos
HOLY Family School student Eric Wang is making his mark in science - and he's only seven years old. The year two student was placed first in this year's NSW ICAS University of NSW Science Competition.
Xanthe Huxtable Wins Medal in English Competition
MOST students prefer not to be tested more than absolutely necessary, but Xanthe Huxtable has narrowed it to a fine art.The 12-year-old year 6 student from Orange Public School sat the University of N...
International Recognition for Riverdale School High Achiever
Using technology comes naturally to Palmerston North schoolboy Lucas Brown Samuelsson. So much so, the year 5 Riverdale School pupil has been recognised internationally for it.
- ICAS Digital Technologies
- ICAS Science
- ICAS Writing* (Locked-Down Browser# required) (Note: No longer available in 2020)
- ICAS Spelling Bee (Locked-Down Browser# and earphones required)
- ICAS English
- ICAS Mathematics
# Chromebooks must be running as Managed Devices in Kiosk mode for assessments requiring the locked-down browser application. See full technical requirements for Chromebooks and other supported devices.
Not all ICAS subjects are offered across all year levels in all regions.
- timely, objective information about student achievement
- online reporting
- exportable data
Each participant receives a printed certificate of achievement.
Students with the top score in each subject in each year level are also awarded a medal and a medal winner’s certificate at a presentation ceremony. Learn more.
Find our online technical requirements here.
View and download support materials for schools for ICAS Assessments here.
View and download the Parent guide to accessing ICAS results here.
Each subject has two official sitting windows. The first sitting window has now closed. Due to COVID-19, the second official sitting window (12 - 23 October) is available to all schools. This window is extended to 13 November for Victorian and New Zealand schools only.
Your school can sit any of the subjects below during this second sitting window at a time that works for you.
|Subject||Second Official Sitting Window||Closing Date for Orders – Second Window^|
|ICAS Science||Mon 12 Oct to Fri 23 Oct 2020. Extended to 13 Nov for Victoria and New Zealand||Monday, 5 Oct 2020|
|ICAS Digital Technologies||Mon 12 Oct to Fri 23 Oct 2020. Extended to 13 Nov for Victoria and New Zealand||Monday, 5 Oct 2020|
|ICAS English||Mon 12 Oct to Fri 23 Oct 2020. Extended to 13 Nov for Victoria and New Zealand||Monday, 5 Oct 2020|
|ICAS Mathematics||Mon 12 Oct to Fri 23 Oct 2020. Extended to 13 Nov for Victoria and New Zealand||Monday, 5 Oct 2020|
|ICAS Spelling Bee||Mon 12 Oct to Fri 23 Oct 2020. Extended to 13 Nov for Victoria and New Zealand||Monday, 5 Oct 2020|
^It is at a school’s discretion to set earlier closing dates than the ones listed above.
UNSW Global recognises International schools that are registered with the Council of International Schools (CIS).
|ICAS Science||$15.95 AUD (inc GST)|
|ICAS Writing*||No longer available in 2020|
|ICAS Digital Technologies||$15.95 AUD (inc GST)|
|ICAS English||$15.95 AUD (inc GST)|
|ICAS Mathematics||$15.95 AUD (inc GST)|
|ICAS Spelling Bee||$15.95 AUD (inc GST)|
Refunds are issued in accordance with our Terms and Conditions and we reserve the right to respectfully deny a refund application if we have offered schools reasonable opportunities to sit the ICAS Assessments.
We understand the importance that ICAS holds within school communities and remind you that an extended ICAS testing window is available, should your school choose to take advantage of this greater flexibility.
Download and try sample ICAS questions. Each paper comes with an answer sheet. Available for all subjects.
Note: Most ICAS tests are only available online.
Use the free online ICAS Practice Interaction Test to become familiar with how to:
- navigate through a test
- answer questions
- scroll and expand parts of the screen
- use the online calculator.
One question requires audio.
Audio is only required for ICAS Spelling Bee.
Students can practice the test more than once if needed.
There may be some variations for tests which require lockdown browsers.
Completing past papers is one of the best ways to become familiar with the style and format of ICAS questions. Learn more.
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