School Holiday Programs ICAS and NAPLAN Preparation
During school holidays throughout the year, we have intensive and special classes for students (from Foundation to Year 12) who want to have extra study sessions, depending on their learning goals and plans.
The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools, or ICAS for short, is an independent, skills-based assessment program. ICAs recognises and rewards student achievement in areas such as English, maths, science, spelling, writing and digital technologies. The series of tests are designed to match and test skills that are learned in the school classroom.
These tests are updated annually to ensure that they accurately measure levels of understanding and capabilities in different subject areas. The tests are reviewed by experienced teachers to ensure that accurate assessment of students’ skills and relevance to classroom topics.
Students in over 20 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States participate in ICAS each year. Each test is sat at the student’s school and is invigilated by teachers under normal examination conditions.
ICAS is a test that is used by schools and teachers to better understand what each student can and can’t do at a given point in time and to help track student progress from year to year. These exams are used as a component of testing a student’s overall academic achievement for a particular year. ICAS can also be used as a placement test by some schools. Preparation for ICAS will ensure that your child is informed about the purpose and structure of the test. Additionally, it helps your child to understand the testing and examination procedure so that they can perform at their best during the examination.
Students who undertake the ICAS test are ranked based on their percentile in each year level across every participating state (Australia) and country:
ICAS provides a reporting system that is easy to use and gives the opportunity for parents to view their child’s individual results. You can also view the performance of the school your child is enrolled in. The reporting system is online and can be accessed using a code provided by your child’s school.
The report provides a summary of results for all year levels at your child’s school, a year level summary, student results in each year level and a student response analysis for each year level. This gives you great insights into how their kids are performing compared to their peers, locally, nationally, and globally.
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