ICAS is an
initiative of Educational Assessment Australia (EAA). EAA is a not for profit
organisation owned by the University of New South Wales (UNSW). ICAS provides an opportunity for all students to
gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment
situation. It provides teachers, parents
and students with comprehensive reporting of results in English, Mathematics
All students receive a certificate and
an individual student report indicating which questions they answered
correctly, their total score as well as their average compared with the
rest of the students in the state/region. The student report is also useful for
highlighting student strengths and weaknesses in the skills and processes in
the chosen ICAS competitions.
High quality UNSW certificates are
awarded for each year level in each state/region as follows:
Distinction to the top 1% of entrants
Distinction to the next 10% of entrants
Credit to the next 20% of entrants
Participation to all other participating students.
All students who achieve the highest
score in each state/region receive a UNSW medal. These medals may be presented
at UNSW Medal Ceremonies or by your child’s principal at a school assembly.
All medals and certificates are
awarded at the discretion of EAA.