ICAS Assessment

ICAS IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AVAILABLE

As an annual benchmark of learning progress, ICAS puts powerful knowledge in your hands.

HOW IS ICAS DIFFERENT?

ICAS does not assess how well students remember the content they have been taught; it assesses the higher order thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and
  • Digital Technologies

ICAS is developed annually by a team of highly experienced assessment experts and psychometrician with rigorous reviews at each stage of construction.Subject matter experts develop new questions each year, drawing on their in-depth understanding of the way students learn.

WHY IS ICAS BEING USED BY SCHOOLS GLOBALLY?


Educators in over 20 countries are tapping into ICAS to enhance student and school performance.
They are using their ICAS data to:

  • Track individual and cohort progress as they move through school and compare their performance nationally
  • Motivate students with this information
  • Identify student and cohort strengths and weaknesses in specific skill areas, which can drive better targeting of teaching
  • Reflect on aspects of each student’s capability and by gaining independent external validation.
  • Identify professional development needs.

BUILDING THE SKILLS NEEDED FOR A FAST-PACED FUTURE

ICAS is brought to you by UNSW Global, a world leader in the provision of education, assessment and expertise services and wholly owned by UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales)—one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide.

UNSW Global has operated in the field of assessment and measurement for over 35 years, developing and providing evidence-based assessment products and services that promote learning and educational performance. UNSW Global has continued to develop and refine ICAS from its original offering. ICAS has grown from being a student only assessment program to a strategic, data-driven program for students, parents, educators and governments.