What are ICAS Assessments™ ?

ICAS Assessments are online assessments, designed to recognise and reward academic excellence, in particular subjects from Years 2 through 10. The assessments are based on curricula for the relevant school year. Students are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of knowledge for each subject. New ICAS Assessments are developed annually for each subject at every year level. This is to ensure an engaging and beneficial experience for all students.


  • 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 English

Students will read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. Focusing on the aspects of:

ICAS Mathematics

Mathematical skills in a range of contexts from the following areas:

  • Algebra & patterns
  • Change & data
  • Measures & units
  • Number & arithmetic
  • Space & geometry
  • Download:
    Mathematics Framework

ICAS Science

Scientific skills in the subject contexts of Earth and Beyond, Energy and Change, Life and Living, Natural and Processed Materials, and including:

  • Knowledge
  • Interpreting data
  • Investigating
  • Measuring & observing
  • Predicting, concluding from data
  • Reasoning problem solving
  • Download:
    Science Framework

ICAS Digital Technologies

Skills drawn from a range of curriculum areas and focusing on a variety of computing contexts, including:

  • Common digital systems including hardware & software
  • Graphics & multimedia
  • Internet & email
  • Programming & scripting
  • Spreadsheets & databases
  • Word processing
  • Download:
    Digital Technologies Framework

ICAS Writing

Two forms of writing, narrative and persuasive, will be assessed over time. Criteria include:

Subject availability/Year level table

ICAS English ICAS Mathematics ICAS Science ICAS Digital Technologies ICAS Writing
Std 2 to Upper 6 Std 2 to Upper 6 Std 2 to Upper 6 Std 2 to Form 1 Std 3 to Upper 6

Year level equivalence table

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Schools receive:
  • Timely, objective information about student achievement
  • Online reporting
  • Exportable data
Students receive:
  • Online general performance review
  • Printed certificate

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