Created by the expert authoring team behind ICAS, Reach AssessmentsTM is a suite of benchmarking tests that measures the knowledge and progress of students of all ability levels. Reach puts powerful diagnostic data into the hands of your teachers, enabling them to tailor teaching for the best possible student outcomes.

Reach is available for primary and secondary students, covering STEM and literacy subjects, including Grammar & Punctuation.

Reach is an annual progression assessment which provides 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?

Reach is a comprehensive benchmarking assessment suite for students of all ability levels.

Because it’s objective and independent, Reach can pinpoint student learning gaps that may not otherwise emerge within your other assessments or classroom practice. Reach test questions measure curriculum-based skills and capabilities via novel, scenario-based contexts. The tests generate nuanced, easy-to-navigate data which teachers can translate into meaningful classroom impact.

Reach’s online format cuts down on logistics, saving teacher time and offering flexible sitting dates.

Why choose Reach?

Empower teachers with data to inform tailored teaching and enhance student outcomes

Monitor student progress using objective benchmarking and performance bands.

Engage students with premium-quality question types created by the expert ICAS author team.

Cut test-delivery workload via an intuitive online platform designed for time-poor teachers.

Participate in an assessment that supports the implementation of Australian and international English, Mathematics and Science curricula.

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 & 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

BandsMinMaxDescription
Participated0<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 Reach support materials for schools 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

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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

Have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions or send us an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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