ICAS Year 11 test
Get rich insights on student performance
ICAS is a historic academic competition that challenges students and recognises their achievements.
But for teachers, it also provides a wealth of insightful assessment data, which when used together with other results, can help you better understand your Year 11 students’ performance. This includes their strengths and weaknesses for every core curriculum subject.
The ICAS tests are created by experienced teachers, psychometricians and curriculum measurement experts.
What you’ll discover through your Year 11 ICAS results
How your students compare against the nation, their school and their classmates
Whether your students’ skill levels match their grades
Your students’ strengths and weaknesses
Which students may need extra work or extra support to stay happy and engaged
Whether you might need to create new gifted and talented classes
The direction that your students’ performance is trending and whether you need to intervene
The Year 11 Mathematics test for ICAS covers five crucial areas for the subject, which include measures & units, chance & data, and number & arithmetic.
As part of the tests, student may be required to convert numbers to scientific notations, calculate the surface areas of various shapes, use two-step probabilities, and work on other challenging maths-related questions.
For the Year 11 ICAS Science test, students must have skills in observing & measuring, interpreting, predicting & concluding, investigating, and reasoning & problem solving.
They may be asked to observe differences in solvents, classify stars, test the function of specific organs, compare different forces and more.
The Year 11 Writing assessment for ICAS tests student on two styles: persuasive writing and narrative writing.
For the former, they’ll need to write something like a newspaper opinion piece or a letter to council. For the latter, they’ll need to complete the start or end of a story, its complication, or a description of a particular setting or character.