ICAS Assessments 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 Assessments have been unmatched for over 35 years

and are continuing to lead the way, by moving online.

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

What it is

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 learning.

To ensure an engaging and beneficial experience for all students, new ICAS assessments are developed annually for each subject in every year level.


*ICAS Writing is paper-based only for Papers A and B


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

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.

Science Gold for Dunedin Pupil

Beth Elder thinks it is funny she has won a gold medal for gaining the top mark in the recent University of New South Wales International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) year 5 science...

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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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Clever Student Eric is Number One Among All The Year Twos

HOLY Family School student Eric Wang is making his mark in science - and he's only seven years old. The year two student was placed first in this year's NSW ICAS University of NSW Science Competition.

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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.

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  • ICAS Digital Technologies
  • ICAS Science
  • ICAS Writing* (LockDown Browser required) (cancelled for 2020)
  • ICAS Spelling Bee (LockDown Browser and earphones required)
  • ICAS English
  • ICAS Mathematics

*ICAS Writing is paper-based only for Papers A and B

Please note:

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

Subject availability / Year levels table

Year level equivalence table

Subject Frameworks

Subject Guides