posted 30 Aug 2016, 16:33 by Debbie Stevens
The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students.O
ver one million student entries are accepted from over 6,300 schools in Australia and New Zealand annually. In addition, students from over 20 countries including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA participate in ICAS each year.
ICAS Writing is an English language writing test perfect for assessing a student’s writing skills. This skills-based assessment gives teachers a clear indication of the strengths and weaknesses in their students’ writing ability. With annual participation, over time this writing competition provides valuable insights for both the individual student as they progress in their studies and schools as they compare the performance of students in the current year against previous years.
The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Writing assesses students’ ability to write an extended response to a given task. Two forms of writing, narrative and persuasive, are assessed in alternating years.
Congratulations to the following students on their ICAS Writing results:
Credit: Top 25-37% in NZ , Australia, and Pacific region
- Y9 - Rachel Major, Lily-Rose Andreef, Poppy Brown, Hazel Fairweather, Abigail Groves, Tiana Mayo, Aliyah Thotathil
- Y10- Joyce Hu, Ji A Kim, Talia Nicol, Kate Seager, Harper Smith, Georgia Taylor
- Y11-Day-eth Smit
Merit: Top 38-41% in NZ, Australia, and Pacific region
- Y9-Natalie Lander, Holly Peoples
- Y11-Belinda Chong
- Y12-Michelle Tiang
Distinction: Top 4-10% in NZ, Australia, and Pacific region
- Y9-Maia Armistead, Lily Ashenden, Megan Spring, Jessica Storey
- Y10-Emma McKay, Abby Payne, Charlotte Russell
High Distinction: Top 1% in NZ , Australia, and Pacific region