Educational Assessment Australia

UNSW Global Asssessments

Your Strategy Partner for Effective School Assessment

Developing a school assessment strategy

UNSW Global Assessments provides the most comprehensive assessment program for primary and secondary schools.

Owned by UNSW Sydney (University of New South Wales), UNSW Global Assessments is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading educational assessment organisation specialising in whole of school assessment programs including the well renowned ICAS program.

We are proud to have worked with thousands of schools to deliver high-quality student assessment solutions. Our aim is to provide schools with a richness of data that allows teachers to unlock their students’ true potential.

Our products and services include:


*Please note: you must be a current employee of an Australian or New Zealand school.

One of our Account Relationship Managers will be in contact with you to discuss your school’s options.

Introducing ICAS

ICAS is a whole school assessment program, developed by highly experienced school assessment experts and psychometricians. It assesses the true capability of students.

It is the most powerful and comprehensive diagnostic tool available to gain insight into student capability by assessing higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills needed for future success.

Understanding how to direct your data

Not only does ICAS help pinpoint strengths and areas for improvement for individual students, it provides rich and comprehensive data which helps schools to focus on professional development and curriculum effectiveness. ICAS provides opportunity for schools to build tailored learning programs to help students reach their potential and enhance curriculum content.


Checkpoint Grammar & Punctuation

Grammar & Punctuation is a computer-adaptive assessment tool for students in Years 3 to 6, the first of our new Checkpoint Assessments. Inform teaching and improve literacy outcomes in your school.

  • Diagnostic information
  • Quick analysis
  • Curriculum linked
  • Tailored to student ability


Professional Development

We want to help you get the most out of your ICAS data. UNSW Global Assessments offers schools various professional development opportunities to support you in gathering insights from your reports and help you move towards a whole school assessment strategy.

  • Conferences
  • Webinars
  • Tailored professional development sessions from one-hour sessions to full day workshops



"Because ICAS is skills-based, it allows staff to reflect on different aspects of each boy’s ability – his relative strengths and weaknesses – giving rise to an overall picture of performance."

- Barry Dean, Head of teaching and Learning, Brisbane Boys’ College

"ICAS has enabled us to get a true measure, and external validation, of how students are progressing year-on-year. With ICAS we are able to measure their induvial growth and also the growth of the school and school improvement."

- Paul Gavin, Strategic Planning Manager, Sarah Redfern High School

"From a diagnostic perspective, because ICAS Science targets skills in interpreting data, observing, predicting, investigating, reasoning and problem-solving rather than knowledge of content, we can identify gifted students who perhaps require more motivation to study. Where our whole cohort shows a relative internal weakness in one of these areas, we can develop resource to improve performance in that area"

- Steve Smith, Head Science Teacher, Merewether High School