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Update: Reach is no longer available in 2020
Owing to the challenges schools are facing, we have made the decision to not offer Reach Assessments in 2020.

Reach Assessments will return in 2021, providing your school community with the rich diagnostic data you have come to expect from UNSW Global Assessments.

We will continue to support your assessment strategy this year with online ICAS, Scout and Jet.

Contact your local country representative to discuss products available in your region. New Zealand customers must be registered for GST to purchase our products. It is for schools to determine their own GST liabilities in New Zealand.


Reach Assessments are annual progression assessments which provide an external, objective benchmark of learner progress.

  • Are you a current ICAS customer? Find out how REACH and ICAS are different here.

What it is

The series is a comprehensive set of assessments, for primary and secondary students. 

Reach Assessments provide knowledge to educators and are a powerful diagnostic tool for future planning. The assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Items range from recall and routine application, through to more demanding questions.

This series is available in both online and paper format.

Central to this series is an online reporting system, which uses a progression scale for each subject.


  • Supports implementation of Australian and International English, Mathematics and Science curricula.

  • Low-stakes, low-stress, learner focused assessment

  • Provides timely, objective information about learning for all students

  • Choice of both online and paper formats

  • Comprehensive online reporting 

  • Reach Digital Technologies
  • Reach Science
  • Reach Spelling (Reach Spelling Online: Locked-Down Browser# and earphones required)
  • Reach Writing* (Reach Writing Online: Locked-Down Browser# required)
  • Reach English
  • Reach Mathematics

*Reach Writing is not available online for Papers A and B

# 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.

Please note: not all Reach subjects are offered across all year levels in all regions.

Year level equivalence table

Subject Frameworks

Subject Guides

Schools receive:

  • timely, objective information about student learning
  • comprehensive online reporting covering whole school, class and individual students 
  • customisable reports 
  • exportable data.

Find our online technical requirements here.

Download and try sample Reach questions. Each paper comes with an answer sheet. Available for all subjects.

Digital Technologies







Online tests

Use the free online Reach Practice Interaction Test (Coming soon) to become familiar with how to:

  • navigate through a test
  • answer questions
  • scroll and expand parts of the screen
  • use the online calculator.

The last question requires audio. Audio is only required for Reach Spelling.

Students can practice the test more than once if needed.

There may be some variations for tests which require lockdown browsers.

View and download support materials for schools for Reach Assessments here.

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  • Terms and Conditions: View and download Terms and Conditions for Reach Assessments here.