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Prepare for testing

The Locked-down browser app named Janison Replay is designed to prevent a student 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.Your teacher will be able to help you install Janison Replay before sitting ICAS or Reach.
For more information consult the Locked Down Browser page.

Both ICAS and Reach require the Locked-down browser application for Spelling / Spelling Bee and Writing.
For more information consult the Locked Down Browser page.

This test is used to assess if your device meets all the technical requirements in order to sit either ICAS and/or Reach.
Click here to run the test.

Yes, Chromebooks must be running as Managed Devices in Kiosk mode for assessments requiring the locked-down browser application. Your teacher will be able to help you with setting up and installing the locked-down browser application.
For more information consult the Locked Down Browser page.

In order to best preapare for ICAS, visit the ICAS Preparation and Practice tools page. This page has sample questions that you are able to complete and a support video giving you an idea of what it feels like to sit an ICAS test.

You can follow the Technical Readiness Test to make sure your device is ready for ICAS.

You will need headphones or earphones to complete spelling bee.

We have a YouTube video outlining different type of question types used in ICAS. You can find the video here.

Sit the test

You can use the URL https://icas.site/start to quickly access the Assessment Portal.
When using an IPAD to access the lock-down browser, use URL https://icasassessments.janisoninsights.com

If you get interrupted during an ICAS or REACH exam, your teacher will be able to postpone your test. When you return you will be able to use the same one time code that you have already used and complete the test on another day.

The duration of an ICAS / Reach exam changes depending on your year level and subject you are sitting. The exact duration of the exams can be found on the Test Supervision Instrctions for both ICAS and Reach on their Support Page.

Working out paper is approved for use following the rules of the Assessment, but this is ultimatley up to the supervising teacher to allow.

No, the Assessment needs to be sat at the school where you are registered.

You are allowed blank paper, and pencils / pens for working out. You are not permitted Dictionaries, mobile phones or any other personal electronic devices.

Review the results

You can access your results online via the Results Portal. You will need to enter in the TAP ID and PIN which is provided on your ICAS Certificates or Student Handouts given out by your teachers. You can also follow the ICAS Students guide which provides a detailed explanation on how to view results.

Results for all ICAS subjects, except ICAS Writing, are released online approximately 8-10 working days after the official sitting window has closed. Writing is released approximately 4-6 weeks after the official sitting window has closed since it involves manual marking.
Student certificates are dispatched to schools approximately 2 weeks after results are released online.

You can find your TAP ID and Pin at the back of the hardcopy certificates sent to the school or find it on the Student Handouts that your teachers are able to provide to you.

Please get your school or parent / guardian to contact our customer service team on 1800 931 775 (Australia toll-free), 0800 440 904 (New Zealand toll-free), +61 2 8267 8800 (International) or via email [email protected].

We do not provide access to the questions for our Assessments. You are able to find a detailed overview of the questions for each subject in the Result Portal.

Please get your school or parent / guardian to contact our customer service team on 1800 931 775 (Australia toll-free), 0800 440 904 (New Zealand toll-free), +61 2 8267 8800 (International) or via email [email protected].

The criteria for winning a medal is based on several factors which are: top score in the locale, year level and subject.