ICAS

ICAS AssessmentsTM are designed to recognise academic excellence. Students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.

ICAS is celebrating its 40th year of continuing to deliver world class assessments which are developed annually by a team of expert academics.

Contact your local country representative to discuss the products available in your region.

ICAS Assessments have been unmatched for 40 years and are continuing to lead
the way, by moving online.

What is ICAS AssessmentsTM

ICAS Assessments are online assessments, designed to recognise and reward academic excellence.

The assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Students are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of knowledge.

New ICAS Assessments are developed annually for each subject in every year level. This is to ensure an engaging and beneficial experience for all students.

Benefits

Provide objective ranking of performance

Encourage students to attain greater academic success

Require students to think beyond the classroom

Recognise student success through medals and certificates

ICAS Assessments give students an opportunity to have their achievements recognised.
Hear from our proud medal winners about their ICAS experience.

Read about our proud medal winners and their ICAS experience.

International Recognition for Riverdale School High Achiever

Using technology comes naturally to Palmerston North schoolboy Lucas Brown Samuelsson. So much so, the year 5 Riverdale School pupil has been recognised internationally for it.
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Erudite Columba pupil takes
NZ’s top mark

Fraser gained the top year 12 mark in New Zealand in the recent International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English examination, and credits her success to her love of reading.
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Xanthe Huxtable Wins Medal in English Competition

MOST students prefer not to be tested more than absolutely necessary, but Xanthe Huxtable has narrowed it to a fine art.The 12-year-old year 6 student from Orange Public School sat the University of N...
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International Recognition for Riverdale School High Achiever

Using technology comes naturally to Palmerston North schoolboy Lucas Brown Samuelsson. So much so, the year 5 Riverdale School pupil has been recognised internationally for it.
Learn more

*Chromebooks must be running as Managed Devices in Kiosk mode for assessments requiring the locked-down browser application. See full technical requirements for Chromebooks and other supported devices.

Please note: Not all ICAS subjects are offered across all year levels in all regions.

Subject availability / Year levels table
Country Digital Technologies Science Spelling Bee Writing English Mathematics
Australia* Year 3 to Year 10 Year 2 to Year 12 Year 2 to Year 7 Year 3 to Year 12 Year 2 to Year 12 Year 2 to Year 12
New Zealand/Pacific Year 4 to Year 11 Year 3 to Year 13 Year 3 to Year 8 Year 4 to Year 13 Year 3 to Year 13 Year 3 to Year 13
Year level equivalence table

YEAR LEVELS AND CORRESPONDING ICAS PAPERS

Introductory/
Intro
A B C D E F G H I J
Australia1 Y 2 Y 3 Y 4 Y 5 Y 6 Y 7 Y 8 Y 9 Y 10 Y 11 Y 12
Brunei N/A P 3 P 4 P 5 P 6 F 1 F 2, F3 F 4 F 5 PU 1 N/A
Cambodia N/A G 3 G 4 G 5 G 6 G 7 G 8 G 9 G 10 G 11 N/A
China N/A G 3 G 4 G 5 G 6 G 7 G 8 G 9 G 10 G 11 G 12
Hong Kong N/A P 3 P 4 P 5 P 6 F 1 F 2 F 3 F 4 F 5 N/A
Indonesia Y 3 Y 4 Y 5 Y 6 Y 7 Y 8 Y 9 Y 10 Y 11 Y 12 N/A
Malaysia Std 2 Std 3 Std 4 Std 5 Std 6 F 1 F 2 F 3 F 4 F 5, L 6 U 6
NewZealand/Pacific2 Y 3 Y 4 Y 5 Y 6 Y 7 Y 8 Y 9 Y 10 Y 11 Y 12 Y 13
Philippines G 2 G 3 G 4 G 5 G 6 G 7 G 8 G 9 G 10 G 11 G 12
Singapore N/A P 2 P 3 P 4 P 5 P 6 Sec 1 Sec 2 Sec 3 Sec 4, Sec 5 N/A
Vietnam N/A G 3 G 4 G 5 G 6 G 7 G 8 G 9 G 10 G 11 N/A
  1. All international schools registered have an 8-digit school code starting with 46 and should sit the papers according to the Australian year levels.
  2. Pacific Region = Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

*ICAS Assessments recognises International schools that are registered with the Council of International Schools (CIS). CIS International schools can register and order directly with ICAS Assessments if they are located in a country which is not serviced by a local country representative.

Schools receive:
Find our online technical requirements here.
View and download support materials for schools for ICAS Assessments here.

Dates

2020
Each subject has two official sitting windows. The first sitting window has now closed. Due to COVID-19, the second official sitting window (12 - 23 October) is available to all schools. This window is extended to 13 November for Victorian and New Zealand schools only.
Your school can sit any of the subjects below during this second sitting window at a time that works for you.

Subject Second Official Sitting Window Closing Date for Orders - Second Window^
ICAS Science Mon 12 Oct to Fri 23 Oct 2020.
Extended to 13 Nov for Victoria and New Zealand
Monday, 5 Oct 2020
ICAS Digital Technologies
ICAS English
ICAS Mathematics
ICAS Spelling Bee

2021

Subject Official Sitting Window Closing Date for Schools to Sign Up to PPS Closing Date for Parents to Purchase via PPS Closing Date for Schools to Purchase via Shop
Writing & Digital Technologies Monday, 9 August 2021 to Friday, 13 August 2021 Sunday, 18 July 2021 Sunday, 25 July 2021 Sunday, 30 July 2021
English Monday, 16 August 2021 to Friday, 20 August 2021 Sunday, 25 July 2021 Sunday, 1 August 2021 Sunday, 8 August 2021
Science & Spelling Bee Monday, 23 August 2021 to Friday, 27 August 2021 Sunday, 1 August 2021 Sunday, 8 August 2021 Sunday, 15 August 2021
Mathematics Monday, 30 August 2021 to Friday, 3 September 2021 Sunday, 8 August 2021 Sunday, 15 August 2021 Sunday, 22 August 2021

Alternative sitting dates may be available upon request.

^It is at a school’s discretion to set earlier closing dates than the ones listed above.

ICAS Assessments recognises International schools that are registered with the Council of International Schools (CIS).

2020
Each subject will be open for a 5-day sitting window period (see dates below)

Subject Official sitting dates Closing Date^
ICAS Science Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August 2020 Monday, 10 August 2020
ICAS Writing* No longer available in 2020
ICAS Digital Technologies Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020 Monday, 17 August 2020
ICAS English Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020 Monday, 17 August 2020
ICAS Mathematics Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2020 Monday, 24 August 2020
ICAS Spelling Bee Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2020 Monday, 24 August 2020

2021

Subject Official Sitting Window Closing Date for Schools to Purchase via Shop
Writing & Digital Technologies Monday, 9 August 2021 to Friday, 13 August 2021 Sunday, 30 July 2021
English Monday, 16 August 2021 to Friday, 20 August 2021 Sunday, 8 August 2021
Science & Spelling Bee Monday, 23 August 2021 to Friday, 27 August 2021 Sunday, 15 August 2021
Mathematics Monday, 30 August 2021 to Friday, 3 September 2021 Sunday, 22 August 2021
 Alternative sitting dates may be available upon request.

^It is at a school’s discretion to set earlier closing dates than the ones listed above.

ICAS Assessments recognises International schools that are registered with the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Pricing 2021

Subjects Price per student (AU$)
ICAS English $17.05 (inc. GST)
ICAS Writing $21.45 (inc. GST)
ICAS Spelling Bee $17.05 (inc. GST)
ICAS Mathematics $17.05 (inc. GST)
ICAS Science $17.05 (inc. GST)
ICAS Digital Technologies $17.05 (inc. GST)

New Zealand prices will be charged in NZ$ in the online shop from 2021.

Subjects Price per student (NZ$)
ICAS English NZ$18.40 (inc. GST)
ICAS Writing NZ$24.73 (inc. GST)
ICAS Spelling Bee NZ$18.40 (inc. GST)
ICAS Mathematics NZ$18.40 (inc. GST)
ICAS Science NZ$18.40 (inc. GST)
ICAS Digital Technologies NZ$18.40 (inc. GST)
Subjects Price per student (AU$)
ICAS English $15.50
ICAS Writing $19.50
ICAS Spelling Bee $15.50
ICAS Mathematics $15.50
ICAS Science $15.50
ICAS Digital Technologies $15.50

Refunds

Refunds are issued in accordance with our Terms and Conditions and we reserve the right to respectfully deny a refund application if we have offered schools reasonable opportunities to sit the ICAS Assessments. We understand the importance that ICAS holds within school communities and remind you that an extended ICAS testing window is available, should your school choose to take advantage of this greater flexibility.

Download and try sample ICAS questions. Each paper comes with an answer sheet. Available for all subjects.

Note: Most ICAS tests are only available online.

Digital Technologies

Science

Writing

Spelling Bee

English

Mathematics

 

Online tests

Use the free online ICAS Practice Interaction Test to become familiar with how to: 

One question requires audio.

Audio is only required for ICAS Spelling Bee.

Students can practice the test more than once if needed.

There may be some variations for tests which require lockdown browsers. 

ICAS Past Papers are being discontinued from 26 November 2020. We will provide more information about our new online practice tests in 2021.

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Terms and Conditions: View and download Terms and Conditions for ICAS Assessments here