From Jenny

ICAS Assessments UNSW Global

Every year all our Year 4 and Year 6 students sit the ICAS English and Mathematics Assessments. We do this because it provides some online testing familiarisation for the students and gives senior class teachers an additional piece of assessment data with which report grades can be confirmed.

Most schools offer these and other tests on an invitation only or before or after the school day basis. We think the practice is worth having especially now that NAPLAN is online. It is good to offer challenge to students which is what the ICAS tests do as the assessments are based on the curricula for the relevant year. Students are asked to demonstrate a deeper, integrated, and thorough level of learning.

In order to gain the awards below students need to place in the following percentiles of an international select candidature:

High distinction certificate is awarded to the top 1% of students

Distinction certificate is awarded to the next 10% of students

Credit certificate is awarded to the next 25% of students

Merit certificate is awarded to the next 10% of students

Participation certificate is awarded to all other students

The pool with which St Thomas students are compared is far more elite than the NAPLAN pool due to the selection process other schools use but we are delighted to share the meritorious results of our top students with you:

Year 4 English Year 4 Mathematics
Distinction Merit  High Distinction
Ethan C Annabelle K Ethan C
Credit  James M Credit 
William H Stephanie W
Stephanie W William C
Finn Mc William J
Lea F
Year 6 English Year 6 Mathematics
High Distinction  Credit  Distinction  Merit 
Samantha W Hannah C Nicole L Henry H
Sophie H Bronte C Sophie H Ruby R
Distinction  Merit  Credit 
Ruby R Henry H Hannah C
Lucy M Edsonne C