ICAS Year 2 test
Identify your students’ learning needs
ICAS is a gold-standard online competition that can help you understand your Year 2 students’ strengths and learning needs across core curriculum subjects.
It’s primarily run to recognise and reward academic achievements; however, the extensive results data helps to paint a vivid picture of each student’s learning progress, allowing you to hone your classes and meet their unique needs.
The assessments are designed by psychometricians, education measurement experts and experienced teachers who use the curriculum as a guide.
What you’ll learn about your students with the ICAS Year 2 test
Their strengths and weaknesses, clearly marked with “S” and “W”.
How they compare against their classmates, the school and the nation for key skill areas.
Whether their skill level is below their grade, on par or above it.
Which students need extra work or extra support.
Whether new support classes or gifted and talented classes are needed.
Which way your students’ performance is trending.
ICAS Year 2 test subjects
The introductory paper (for students in the equivalent of Year 2 in Australia) for ICAS English covers the following foundational skills areas:
- Text comprehension
- Writer’s craft
Students must demonstrate competency for each skill areas by identifying, explaining and analysing specific areas of the provided text.
The ICAS Science introductory paper covers the following skill areas for students:
- Earth and beyond
- Natural and processed materials
- Life and living
- Energy and change
To answer these questions, students must observe and measure, interpret, predict and conclude, investigate, and demonstrate reasoning and problem-solving abilities.
The Spelling Bee introductory paper tests much more than just spelling itself. Other important skill areas are:
- Applying rules and conventions
- Error correction
Students must demonstrate visual, phonological, morphemic and etymological skills to succeed at these assessments.