ICAS at Home Support Resources

ICAS at Home is on offer to locations who are in lockdown. This page contains resources for those schools and teachers to successfully prepare for ICAS to be sat at home by their students.
If you prefer your students to sit ICAS on school grounds once you have returned to face to face teaching, please visit the ICAS Support page for the appropriate resources.

Select an option below most relevant to you.

ICAS resources for parents

On this page, Parents can find useful information about ICAS for their child and how to review and understand their child’s results.

1. Communicate

Parents will find useful information on ICAS Assessments here including a guide on how to install Janison Replay onto their child’s device.

Documents

Parent instructions for locked-down browser

Request to install locked-down browser on a BYOD student device. *only required for Spelling and Writing subjects.

Terms and Conditions for purchasing through our online shop

Also suitable for schools buying past papers. Last updated: 22 Apr 2022. New Communications clause.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we have standard templates that your school can adapt to suit your needs. Please visit the ICAS support page here.

Here is the information about ICAS Assessments privacy policy.

2. Review the results

Your child’s results are ready to be viewed, this step will guide you through how to access their results.

Documents

ICAS parent/student guide: How to access online reports

This guide provides an overview for parents in order to access their child’s results

Frequently Asked Questions

The results for all tests are available in the Results Portal. Access to the Portal can be done in the following ways:

  1. Go to the Results Portal and log in using your school’s 8-digit school code and password.

  2. Go to theAssessments Portal and click on Results on the dashboard or on the Results icon in the navigation bar and follow the link. You will be taken directly to the Results Portal through a single-sign-on process.

Students can access their results from student Results Portal. The Reach student handout provides a student with their personal login details for the Results Portal. The school can print the handouts from the Result and Reports Portal and distribute to the students.

Before Test Day

The Before Test Day Checklist is for teachers. Its purpose is to guide you through preparing for ICAS at Home. Please read and follow the steps carefully.

Some steps in this checklist can only be completed by your school’s staff member who holds the Assessments Portal School Coordinator account.

Before you start: Determine the date and time that you would like your students to sit their ICAS test (see Assessment Calendar for sitting window).

 
Before Test Day Checklist (Recommended time frames) Extra Resources
On the day that you read this (must be before test day)
Find out which staff member of your school holds the School Coordinator account. Log in to the Assessments Portal at icas.site/start with your username and password to see the type of account you hold.
1-2 Weeks before test day
Communicate with parents and guardians: General information about ICAS at Home. Use section 1 of this template as a guide for what to say/write.
School Coordinator only: Check that students have been allocated their ICAS licence. Watch this video tutorial on Allocating Licences to Students.
Familiarise yourself with what to do on test day. Watch the video tutorial on Supervise a Live Test. Read the Test Supervision Instructions.
3 Days before test day
Download your students’ one-time codes. They are unique to each student’s test. Watch the video tutorial on Print Student Logins.
Communicate with parents and guardians: one-time code distribution to students, exam conditions information. If sitting ICAS Spelling Bee or ICAS Writing, installing the locked-down browser application, Janison Replay, onto students’ devices before test day. How you distribute codes to students is at your discretion. You can use section 2 this template as a guide for communicating with parents and guardians about the one-time codes.
Use this time before the test day to contact our Customer Service team to ask questions or clear up any issues. See Customer Service availability at the end of this document.
Frequently Asked Questions

Before Test Day

Before Test Day Checklist (Recommended time frames) Extra Resources
On the day that you read this (must be before test day)
Find out which staff member of your school holds the School Coordinator account. Log in to the Assessments Portal at icas.site/start with your username and password to see the type of account you hold.
1-2 Weeks before test day
Communicate with parents and guardians: General information about ICAS at Home. Use section 1 of this template as a guide for what to say/write.
School Coordinator only: Check that students have been allocated their ICAS licence. Watch this video tutorial on Allocating Licences to Students.
Familiarise yourself with what to do on test day. Watch the video tutorial on Supervise a Live Test. Read the Test Supervision Instructions.
3 Days before test day
Download your students’ one-time codes. They are unique to each student’s test. Watch the video tutorial on Print Student Logins.
Communicate with parents and guardians: one-time code distribution to students, exam conditions information. If sitting ICAS Spelling Bee or ICAS Writing, installing the locked-down browser application, Janison Replay, onto students’ devices before test day. How you distribute codes to students is at your discretion. You can use section 2 this template as a guide for communicating with parents and guardians about the one-time codes.
Use this time before the test day to contact our Customer Service team to ask questions or clear up any issues.
  • Download the ICAS at home Parents and Students Preparation Checklist for a step-by-step guide on assisting your child to sit ICAS at home.
  • Download the recommended internet browser, Google Chrome. It is the most compatible with the test player used for sitting ICAS Mathematics, English, Science, and Digital Technologies.
  • If your child is sitting ICAS Writing and Spelling Bee, please download the locked-down browser application, Janison Replay, onto your child’s device.
  • Prepare a location for your child to sit their ICAS test under the exam conditions below. Sitting the test under exam conditions and within the time limit is essential to be eligible for an ICAS medal.

 

Installing Janison Replay onto your child’s device:

Janison Replay is a locked-down browser application. This means it will force shutdown of any programs/browsers or applications that should not be used whilst your child sits the ICAS test.

You must install Janison Replay onto your child’s device if they are sitting ICAS Writing or ICAS Spelling Bee. You only need to install Janison Replay once.

Ensure your child’s ICAS one-time code and session code are written down prior to opening Janison Replay on your device.

If you are installing Janison Replay on the iPad, enter this URL when prompted to complete your installation: https://icasassessments.janisoninsights.com

Janison Replay and Managed Chromebooks:

Your school will need to organise for the installation of Janison Replay onto your child’s Chromebook. The school must have a subscription to a Chrome service, such as Chrome Enterprise, Chrome Education, or Chrome Kiosk in order to complete the installation. Contact your child’s teacher if this applies to you. 

Frequently Asked Questions
The LDB app named Janison Replay is designed to prevent students from accessing other applications such as web pages, software or hardware features during the live assessment. It also includes disable features such as the camera, spell check, screenshot, home, keyboard shortcuts, back and power buttons. For more information consult the Locked Down Browser page.
This is required to assess if student devices meet all the technical requirements.

On Test Day

The On Test Day checklist is to guide teachers to successfully run ICAS at Home. The extra resources listed below should be used in addition to this checklist.

On Test Day

PARENTS & GUARDIANS – PLEASE NOTE: ICAS at Home Exam Conditions

  1. Room: Please provide your child(ren) with a quiet space that is free from external disruptions. If you have multiple children sitting, ensure that they are not too close to avoid distractions.
  2. Desk: Please provide your child(ren) with adequate space to complete the exam. Their desk should have minimal clutter.
  3. Allowed Items: Your child(ren) is able to complete their exam on a device of their choice. They are allowed to have access to a pen and paper for working out.
  4. Prohibited Items: Remove any items that are not allowed in the exam. These include: Phones, Electronic devices (other than the device your child is using), dictionaries, handheld calculators, notes, and any other materials that may give them an unfair advantage.
  5. Supervision: The teacher will inform your child the time limit (in minutes) to complete the test. Please ensure that you are monitoring your child(ren) for the duration of the test. This includes making sure they do not open another internet browser, and that they only leave their desk for bathroom breaks during the test time.
  6. Their own work: Your child(ren) must complete the test by themselves without any help. This includes not providing prompts, assisting them with answers, or giving them hints. If a child is finding the test difficult, encourage them to try their best and select the answer they think is most correct.
  7. Device: Prior to the test starting, make sure your child has closed any browsers that are not needed for the test.

Technical issues: Contact your child’s teacher if any device/technical issues occur.

On test day checklistExtra resources
1 Hour before test commences

Applies to ICAS Mathematics, Science, English and Digital Technologies only.
Students enter icas.site/start into their internet browser, then click “ICAS” to enter the test player.

Alternatively, send your students the Assessments Portal QR code to scan to get access to the Assessments Portal.

icas.site/start

Download the Assessments Portal QR code.

From the Assessments Portal, create the session code. Note: Session codes can only be created on the day of the test. They expire at midnight on the day of creation. Watch the video tutorial on Supervise a Live Test.

Before test commencement, video call your students and read out the script found in the Test Supervision Instructions. The Test Supervision Instructions contain information on the time limit for each test.

Provide the session code to all the students. Check they have their one-time code ready.

Important note: The Janison Replay app, used for Writing and Spelling Bee, will force shutdown the video call. Ensure students have their session code and one-time code on hand prior to students opening the app on their device.

Read the section on the applicable ICAS subject found in the Test Supervision Instructions.
At the commencement of the test

Wait for all the students to have successfully input the session code and one-time code.

From your Supervise Live Test screen on the Assessments Portal, now start the session.

Note: Any students who input the session and one-time code after you click “Start Session”, will have to be manually given entry.

Watch the video tutorial on Supervise a Live Test.

 

On Supervise Live Test screen, click the tab “Waiting Entry”, select the checkbox next to the student’s name then click the button “Allow Entry”.

During the test

You may have to unlock students’ tests if their device freezes, runs out of battery or crashes.

Once students successfully submit their tests, there is nothing further to do.

See Issue 3 of the Troubleshooting tips in the Test Supervision Instructions (page 16).

On Supervise Live Test screen, click the tab “Waiting Entry”, select the checkbox next to the student’s name then click the button Allow Entry.

 

 

On test day checklistExtra resources
1 Hour before test commences

Applies to ICAS Mathematics, Science, English and Digital Technologies only.
Students enter icas.site/start into their internet browser, then click “ICAS” to enter the test player.

Alternatively, send your students the Assessments Portal QR code to scan to get access to the Assessments Portal.

 icas.site/start

Download the Assessments Portal QR code.

From the Assessments Portal, create the session code. Note: Session codes can only be created on the day of the test. They expire at midnight on the day of creation. Watch the video tutorial on Supervise a Live Test.

Before test commencement, video call your students and read out the script found in the Test Supervision Instructions. The Test Supervision Instructions contain information on the time limit for each test.

Provide the session code to all the students. Check they have their one-time code ready.

Important note: The Janison Replay app, used for Writing and Spelling Bee, will force shutdown the video call. Ensure students have their session code and one-time code on hand prior to students opening the app on their device.

Read the section on the applicable ICAS subject found in the Test Supervision Instructions.
At the commencement of the test

Wait for all the students to have successfully input the session code and one-time code.

From your Supervise Live Test screen on the Assessments Portal, now start the session.

Note: Any students who input the session and one-time code after you click “Start Session”, will have to be manually given entry.

Watch the video tutorial on Supervise a Live Test.

 

On Supervise Live Test screen, click the tab “Waiting Entry”, select the checkbox next to the student’s name then click the button “Allow Entry”.

During the test

You may have to unlock students’ tests if their device freezes, runs out of battery or crashes.

Once students successfully submit their tests, there is nothing further to do.

See Issue 3 of the Troubleshooting tips in the Test Supervision Instructions (page 16).

On Supervise Live Test screen, click the tab “Waiting Entry”, select the checkbox next to the student’s name then click the button Allow Entry.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
If a student logs in to a test AFTER you have started the test session, you will have to manually allow them into the test. Do this by clicking on the Waiting Entry tab. Check the box next to each student’s name, then click Allow Start. Click Confirm.

After Test Day

The school will be notified by ICAS Assessments when the results are ready to view.

Please keep an eye on your emails for an ICAS feedback survey. We value your feedback and aim to make next year’s ICAS bigger and better for your school community.

Frequently Asked Questions

A school code and password were issued to your school when it initially registered with ICAS Assessments. The teacher at your school who coordinated ICAS in previous years may know the details. Alternatively, contact us.

The results for all tests are available in the student section of the Results Portal using their TAP-ID and PIN printed on the back of their ICAS student certificate.

After Test Day

The school will be notified by ICAS Assessments when the results are ready to view.

Please keep an eye on your emails for an ICAS feedback survey. We value your feedback and aim to make next year’s ICAS bigger and better for your school community.

Frequently Asked Questions

A school code and password were issued to your school when it initially registered with ICAS Assessments. The teacher at your school who coordinated ICAS in previous years may know the details. Alternatively, contact us.

The results for all tests are available in the student section of the Results Portal using their TAP-ID and PIN printed on the back of their ICAS student certificate.
FAQs

Technical issues with device on test day

ICAS Mathematics, English, Science and Digital Technologies: Student should swap to a new device and enter the test using the same session code and one time code.

ICAS Writing and Spelling Bee: Swap to a new device, install Janison Replay on to it, then re-enter the session code and one-time code.

The student may see an on-screen message that the test is locked to another device. The teacher must unlock the device via the Supervise Live Test screen in the Assessments Portal.

If the allotted time for the test is up and your student did not finish their test, please let the teacher/School Coordinator know, who can re-open the test on the same day that the test was started. Outside of this time, teachers can contact Customer Service to discuss reopening the test.

The message ‘Communication with the test server has been lost. Reconnecting’ will appear on the student’s screen. When internet connection is restored, the student will see the last question they were on.

Let the supervising teacher know immediately.

The teacher will log into the Assessments Portal, go to the Supervise Live Test screen, then click the tab “Waiting Entry”. The student’s name will appear in the list. Click the checkbox next to the student’s name. Then click the button “Allow Entry”.

No action needs to be taken. Resume test upon return.

If the allotted time for the test is up and your student did not finish their test, please let the teacher/School Coordinator know, who can re-open the test on the same day that the test was started. Outside of this time, teachers can call Customer Service to discuss reopening the test.

Let the teacher/School Coordinator know, who can re-open the test on the same day that the test was started. Outside of this time, teachers can contact Customer Service to discuss re-opening the test.

Our recommendation is that you use Google Chrome, as is the most compatible internet browser with ICAS tests (non locked-down browser). 

Janison Replay

Janison Replay is a locked-down browser application. It is designed to prevent your child from using any other program on their device whilst they are completing the ICAS test.

Janison Replay is required for ICAS Writing and ICAS Spelling Bee only.

You are only required to install Janison Replay once onto the device that your child will use to complete their ICAS test. If you wish, you can install Janison Replay onto a spare device as a back-up.

If you are installing Janison Replay onto your child’s iPad, enter this URL to complete your setup: https://icasassessments.janisoninsights.com

Contact Customer Service to let them know of the issue.

Supported devices: Laptop, Desktop, Chromebook, Android Tablet, iPad.

iPad Mini is not supported devices with Janison Replay. 

Supported Operating Systems: Mac OS 10.8+, MS Windows 7,8 and 10, Chrome OS 38+, iOS 10.3+, Android 5+ (running Android System Web view).

For more information, view the technical requirements.

Data protection

You can find a link to Janison’s Privacy Policy here.

Need further support?

Our friendly customer service team are ready to assist you with your queries. Call us on:

Australian Toll-Free Tel:
1800 931 775
New Zealand Toll-Free Tel:
0800 440 904

Schools outside of Australia and New Zealand: Contact your local representative