ICAS Year 7 test
Pinpoint your students’ strengths and weaknesses
Discover your students’ learning needs with ICAS – the internationally recognised competition that includes every core subject.
The competition yields comprehensive results data that clearly illustrates each student’s strengths and weaknesses, helping you to tailor your classes to their needs. And you’re giving students the chance to shine in a competitive environment, providing tons of motivation and helping them to succeed.
The ICAS competition tests are created with the curriculum as their guiding light.
What does the Year 7 ICAS test tell you about your students?
Clearly defined strengths and weaknesses broken down by skill area.
Which students may need a little extra help from you or your teacher aide.
How each student compares against their fellow classmates and the wider school.
Their average skill level for their grade.
Which direction your students’ performance is going.
Data that tells you whether you need gifted and talented classes or support classes.
ICAS Year 7 test subjects
The ICAS Year 7 Mathematics test encourages students to use higher-order thinking skills and includes these topics:
- Algebra patterns
- Number & arithmetic
- Measures & units
- Chance & data
- Space & geometry
They’ll be tested on prime numbers, integers, fractions, how to calculate areas and apply angle properties, and more.
For Digital Technologies, Year 7 students are tested on the following skill areas:
- General skills
- Graphics & multimedia
- Word processing
- Internet & email
- Spreadsheets & databases
Specific requirements include understanding storage devices, creating complex tables, applying filters to spreadsheets and more.
The ICAS Writing test for Year 7 students includes two main areas:
- Narrative writing – essentially writing a story-based piece
- Persuasive writing – writing a text that persuades the reader to take action
Entries are marked based on their grammar, punctuation, spelling, and whether they have successfully captured the requested genre.