June 2023 Edition
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ICAS

Year 6-8 English and Mathematics

1 June 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Each year we enter students in the International Competitions and Assessments for School (ICAS). ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student will receive a printable certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.

We offer this service to parents and students as an option. We offer the opportunity for Y6, 7 and 8 students to sit ICAS English and Mathematics assessments.

  • ICAS tests are completed online, not in paper format.
  • The assessments will be administered at school using school computers/devices.
  • Parents/caregivers will be able to access their child’s results online.
  • If your child cannot make the testing date (due to sickness or absence for other reasons), they are able to sit the test the day after as listed below. If they miss both dates, they are unable to sit the assessment. Please note we cannot return payment if this occurs.



Parent Payment System

Payments cannot be made on Kindo or at the school office. Instead, our school has signed up for the parent payment system (PPS). Through this system parents can pay for ICAS directly online. Students must sit the year level test that they are currently enrolled. eg: a Y6 student cannot sit the Y7 test.
  • Parents need to log on and enter their own personal password so they are able to apply for the tests. Please use the following details to register your child.
  • Parent Page Link: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps (also on our website under Student Services and on our school app)
  • School Access Code: NEX085

  • Please note the online shop closes on Monday 24 July. You must purchase before this date if you wish your child to participate.


Subjects offered
Online Shop
Closes
Testing Day
Back-up dates, if absent
Cost
English
Mon
24 July
Wed
9 August
Thurs 10th or Fri 11th August
$20.70
Maths
Mon
24 July
Mon
28 August
Thurs 31st August or Fri 1st September
$20.70


Privacy Collection Statement (from ICAS)

To analyse your child’s progress effectively, ICAS is a product of Janison Solutions Pty Ltd (Janison). In order to deliver the Glendowie School assessment, Janison collects your child’s personal information, such as their name, date of birth, year level and school results when you register your child to sit an assessment in the program. You must ensure that this information is accurate and current.

Janison does not:
  • Collect any personal information or data of children other than as required for the purposes of completion of the exam;
  • Transfer any personal information or data obtained during the delivery of the ICAS exam out of Australia;
  • Share any personal information or data relating to children or students with any third parties;
  • Retain any personal information or data acquired during the delivery of the ICAS exam and all such information or data is deleted from all Janison systems immediately upon completion of Janison’s contractual reporting to the school.
As the parent or guardian of a student who intends to sit an assessment, by registering and paying for your child to complete the assessment, you consent to our school and Janison collecting and using your child’s personal information for the purposes outlined above. For more information about the privacy collection statement please see the website https://www.icasassessments.com/support-icas.

If you do not provide your child’s personal information, ICAS will not be able to deliver the assessment to your child. If you wish to access or correct your child’s personal information or to make a complaint about how ICAS have handled your child’s personal information, please contact Janison’s Privacy Officer at privacy@janison.com or by writing to Legal and Compliance Team, Janison Solutions Pty Ltd, 80 Bay Street, Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007.





Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions.





Kind regards



Charles Liu
Deputy Principal