How are Reach and ICAS different?
Reach and ICAS differences
Must-have annual assessment tool for all schools.Deisgned for benchmarking and measuring ful-cohort progress year-on-year.
English, Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Spelling, Writing.
An Annual competition
Comprehensive online reporting (including tracking of student progression) available to teachers, students, parents and information on full-cohort performance for school leaders.
Scheduled ONCE per year.
Designed for recognising academic excellence for high potential students.
Learner-focused and suitable for all students, catering to a wide range of academic abilities. Even the most able students will find some questions challenging.
Locked-down browser - only for Writing and Spelling.**
**Applies to ICAS Spelling Bee, ICAS Writing, Reach Spelling and Reach Writing.
All students receive a general overview of their performance and awards which can be used to build their academic portfolios.
Sitting window for each subject is open for 5 consecutive days. Subjects spread are over 3 months.
Provides additional challenge and extension within a competition environment for high achieving students.
Available in both online or paper-based format.
^ICAS Writing: paper-based only for papers A & B.
Results released online in approx. 4 weeks.* *Reach Writing: 5-6 weeks, manually marked
Results released online in approx. 4-6 days.*
*ICAS writing: 5-6weeks, manually marked
Certificates can be downloaded and printed by the school, if required.
All students will receive printed certificates of achievement (provided by UNSW Global).
Highest performing students have an opportunity to win medals and attend medal ceremonies held annually.