Features & Benefits

ICAS HELPS STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE

ICAS is the most comprehensive educational assessment program available. As an annual benchmark of learning progress, it puts powerful knowledge in your hands.

ICAS does not test recall of curriculum content, so students do not need to study for it.

It assesses the higher older thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in:

  • - Writing
  • - English
  • - Mathematics
  • - Science
  • - Digital Technologies

 

BENEFIT TO SCHOOL

ICAS's rich diagnostic reports provide powerful insights into:

  • - Where individual students are succeeding and where they may need extra focus
  • - Performance across year levels, classes and other subgroups
  • - Strengths and weaknesses at whole school, grade and class level
  • - Student performance in comparison to peers nationally
  • - Student progress over time

 

BENEFIT TO PARENTS

ICAS reports enable parents to:

  • - Pinpoint their child's strengths - which skills they excel in
  • - Identify skill areas to be worked on, either for remediation or skill development
  • - See the answer their child gave to each question, as well as the correct answer
  • - Track educational performance as their child moves through school
  • - Obtain an independent, external view of how their child is performing
  • - See their child's comparative performance nationally

 

UNSW Global ICAS certificate also recognise student achievement.

 

YOUR SCHOOL WILL RECEIVE

  • - Quality, full-colour assessment booklets developed by the teacher and subject experts
  • - Answer sheets inserted into the assessment booklets for easy distribution
  • - A set of administration instructions to assist supervising teachers to invigilate each assessment and return the completed answer sheets
  • - Pre-addressed envelopes for returning completed answer sheet for making
  • - Online access to all your school's ICAS results via the ICAS School Portal
  • - Detailed school diagnostic printed reports with an individual question and diagnostic analyses for each year level
  • - UNSW Global certificates - for the school and for the ICAS Coordinator

 

EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE 

  • - An engaging and challenging full-colour assessment booklet
  • - An individual diagnostic report highlighting strengths and areas for development
  • - Online access to their own ICAS result, which can be viewed and downloaded
  • - A UNSW Global certificate recognising their achievement - Participation, Merit, Credit, Distinction and High Distinction