Recognising academic excellence for over 40 years
Drawing on 40 years of international assessment experience and academic rigour, ICAS is a school competition that inspires, celebrates and challenges millions of school students across Australia, New Zealand and the world.
The competition questions are set in modern, real-world scenarios where school students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The subjects span literacy (English, Writing and Spelling Bee) and STEM (Mathematics, Science and Digital Technologies).
Each online assessment is developed by our team of former teachers and psychometricians, and based on the curricula for the relevant year and subject to ensure an engaging and beneficial experience for all students.
The benefits of participating in ICAS competitions
Sitting an ICAS test is a milestone shared by generations of students from a variety of schools. It’s an opportunity to stretch your students or child and recognise their academic performance in a way that others celebrate achievements in sports or the arts.