Reach

Reach AssessmentsTM are the cornerstone of our Assessment Suite. These assessments provide you with rich diagnostic data which allows you the ability to benchmark the cohort and to support the best outcomes for students.

Reach Assessments are available for Primary and Secondary students. Reach 2021 Brings an additional new subject – Grammar and Punctuation!

Reach Assessments are an annual progression assessment, which provide an external
objective benchmark of learner progress.

Are you a current ICAS customer? Find out how Reach and ICAS are different here.

What is Reach AssessmentsTM

The Reach series is a comprehensive set of assessments, for primary and secondary students.

Reach Assessments provide knowledge to educators and are a powerful diagnostic tool for future planning. The assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Items range from recall and routine application, through to more demanding questions.

This series is only available online.

Central to this series is an online reporting system, which uses a progression scale for each subject.

Benefits

Supports implementation of Australian and International English, Mathematics and Science curricula.

Low-stakes, low-stress, learner focused assessment

Provides timely, objective information about learning for all students

Flexible online test delivery

Comprehensive online reporting

Literacy

STEM

*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 Reach subjects are offered across all year levels in all regions.

Subject availability/ Year levels table

CountryDigital TechnologiesScienceSpellingWritingEnglishMathematicsGrammar and Punctuation
Australia*Year 3 to Year 10Year 2 to Year 10Year 2 to Year 7Year 3 to Year 10Year 2 to Year 10Year 2 to Year 10Year 3 to Year 6
New Zealand/PacificYear 4 to Year 11Year 3 to Year 11Year 3 to Year 8Year 4 to Year 11Year 3 to Year 11Year 3 to Year 11Year 4 to Year 7

*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.

Year level equivalence table

YEAR LEVELS AND CORRESPONDING REACH PAPERS

 Introductory / IntroABCDEFGH
Australia1Y 2Y 3Y 4Y 5Y 6Y 7Y 8Y 9Y 10
BruneiN/AP 3 P 4P 5P 6F 1F 2, F 3F 4F 5
New Zealand/Pacific2Y 3Y 4Y 5Y 6Y 7Y 8Y 9Y 10Y 11
SingaporeN/AP 2P 3 P 4 P 5P 6Sec 1Sec 2Sec 3
  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.

Schools receive:

Achievement Bands
Bands Min Max Description
Participated 0 <25% Student did not successfully attempt enough items to gain an award level.
Satisfactory ≥25% <45% Student has attempted many of the items and has successfully answered a significant number of the less challenging items.
Good effort ≥45% <65% Student has shown good effort and can answer most of the less challenging items on the test. They have room to improve on many of the harder items.
Commendable ≥65% <80% Student has shown commendable achievement and can answer a majority of items in the test. They can improve in their ability to answer the more challenging items.
Outstanding ≥80% <100% Student has shown outstanding achievement and is capable of answering most of the items in the test including some of the most challenging items.
Find our online technical requirements here.

View and download support materials for schools for Reach Assessments here.

Literacy

STEM

*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 Reach subjects are offered across all year levels in all regions.

Subject availability/ Year levels table
Country Digital Technologies Science Spelling Writing English Mathematics Grammar and Punctuation
Australia* Year 3 to Year 10 Year 2 to Year 10 Year 2 to Year 7 Year 3 to Year 10 Year 2 to Year 10 Year 2 to Year 10 Year 3 to Year 6
New Zealand/Pacific Year 4 to Year 11 Year 3 to Year 11 Year 3 to Year 8 Year 4 to Year 11 Year 3 to Year 11 Year 3 to Year 11 Year 4 to Year 7

*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.

Year level equivalence table

YEAR LEVELS AND CORRESPONDING REACH PAPERS

  Introductory / Intro A B C D E F G H
Australia1 Y 2 Y 3 Y 4 Y 5 Y 6 Y 7 Y 8 Y 9 Y 10
Brunei N/A P 3  P 4 P 5 P 6 F 1 F 2, F 3 F 4 F 5
New Zealand/Pacific2 Y 3 Y 4 Y 5 Y 6 Y 7 Y 8 Y 9 Y 10 Y 11
Singapore N/A P 2 P 3  P 4  P 5 P 6 Sec 1 Sec 2 Sec 3
  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.

Schools receive:

Achievement Bands
Bands Min Max Description
Participated 0 <25% Student did not successfully attempt enough items to gain an award level.
Satisfactory ≥25% <45% Student has attempted many of the items and has successfully answered a significant number of the less challenging items.
Good effort ≥45% <65% Student has shown good effort and can answer most of the less challenging items on the test. They have room to improve on many of the harder items.
Commendable ≥65% <80% Student has shown commendable achievement and can answer a majority of items in the test. They can improve in their ability to answer the more challenging items.
Outstanding ≥80% <100% Student has shown outstanding achievement and is capable of answering most of the items in the test including some of the most challenging items.
Find our online technical requirements here.
View and download support materials for schools for Reach Assessments here.

Reach Assessments 2021 Sitting Dates

Your school can sit any of the subjects below during the sitting window at a time that works for you.

Subject Sitting Window Closing Date for Schools to Purchase via Shop
Reach English Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July Sunday, 20 June 2021
Reach Writing Monday 7 June – Friday 18 June Sunday 30 May 2021
Reach Spelling Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July Sunday, 20 June 2021
Reach Grammar and Punctuation Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July Sunday, 20 June 2021
Reach Mathematics Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July Sunday, 20 June 2021
Reach Science Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July Sunday, 20 June 2021
Reach Digital Technologies Monday 19 April – Friday 2 July Sunday, 20 June 2021

Reach 2021 Pricing

Click here to express your interest in our Reach early-bird offers.

Subjects Price per student (A$)
Reach English $9.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Writing $21.45 (inc. GST)
Reach Spelling $9.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Grammar and Punctuation $9.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Mathematics $9.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Science $9.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Digital Technologies $9.35 (inc. GST)

NZ prices will be charged in NZ$ in the online shop from 2021.
Click here to express your interest in our Reach early-bird offers.

Subjects Price per student (NZ$)
Reach English $10.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Writing $24.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Spelling $10.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Grammar and Punctuation $10.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Mathematics $10.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Science $10.35 (inc. GST)
Reach Digital Technologies $10.35 (inc. GST)

Australian Pricing

Subjects Price per student (AU$)
Reach English $8.50
Reach Writing $19.50
Reach Spelling $8.50
Reach Grammar and Punctuation $8.50
Reach Mathematics $8.50
Reach Science $8.50
Reach Digital Technologies $8.50

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