Why choose ICAS?
ICAS is the most powerful diagnostic tool available to help schools and parents plan for the road ahead.
It gives teachers and parents deep insight into the true capabilities of students assessing the higher order thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in:
Every year, thousands of schools participate in ICAS, giving an international benchmark that can be relied upon.
Educators in over 20 countries are tapping into ICAS to enhance student, cohort and school performance. ICAS does not assess how well a student remembers what they have been taught, it assesses the skills that underpin curricula internationally.
ICAS in 2017
- Easier access to reports
A dedicated reporting login will be enabled so that more teaching staff will be able to access the detailed diagnostic reports online. This will make it easier for teachers to create custom groups and gain deeper insight into specific student strengths and areas for improvement. The login will only give access to the reporting portal and not to a School’s account. The school’s nominated ICAS Coordinator will administer the login.
- Triangulate data
Triangulating data from a range of sources will be made easier, with each ICAS answer sheet capturing a school-nominated student ID (9 digit numeric). This will help teaching staff obtain a fuller picture of student capabilities.
- Online training
More technical training support will help be available for schools to realise the full benefits of ICAS. In 2017 we will be offering a series of webinars on making the most of ICAS assessments and reports.