ICAS Assessments are designed to assess students' ability to use classroom and curriculum learning in new contexts, requiring the use of higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.


ICAS Assessments have been unmatched for over 30 years and are continuing to lead the way, by moving online.

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


  • 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 Digital Technologies
  • ICAS Science
  • ICAS Writing*
  • ICAS Spelling Bee
  • 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.  Year level equivalenence table.



wdt_ID Subject Dates
1 ICAS Digital Technologies Tuesday 3 September 2019
2 ICAS Science Thursday 5 September 2019
3 ICAS Writing Tuesday 10 September 2019
4 ICAS Spelling Thursday 12 September 2019
5 ICAS English Tuesday 17 September 2019
6 ICAS Mathematics Thursday 19 September 2019




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Schools receive:

  • timely, objective information about student achievement
  • online reporting
  • exportable data.

Awards and recognition

Each participant receives a printed certificate of achievement.

Students with the top score in each subject in each year level are also awarded a medal and a medal winner’s certificate at a presentation ceremony. Learn more.

How to prepare

Specific preparation for ICAS tests is not required as the assessments are skills-based. However, to support you and your students we’ve created a suite of practice materials.

Try sample questions

Download and try sample ICAS questions. Each paper comes with an answer sheet. Available for all subjects.

ICAS Science

ICAS Mathematics

ICAS English

ICAS Writing

ICAS Spelling

Read tips

Read our blog ICAS hints and tips to get ready for the big day.

Past papers

Completing past papers is one of the best ways to become familiar with the style and format of ICAS questions.  Learn more.



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