The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) formerly the International Competitions for Schools are produced by the Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), a not-for-profit organisation wholly owned by the University of New South Wales.
The ICAS is now held in Malaysia each year and have expanded in subject coverage and year levels. This year , the time table is as below :
The content of most competition test papers is not based on any particular school curriculum, but on skills essential for success in various subjects at school and beyond. The competition results provide valuable diagnostic information that can be used to assess student strengths and weaknesses and to assist with the preparation of appropriate learning experiences.
Students at all levels of competency benefit from participation in the competitions.
All students receive a diagnostic report on their performance.
Schools receive valuable statistics which will enable them to compare their students performance with the rest of their country.
Certificates are awarded on the following basis:
High Distinction (to the top 1% of entrants in each year level in Malaysia)
Distinction (to the next 10% of entrants in each year level in Malaysia)
Credit (to the next 20% of entrants in each year level in Malaysia)
Participation (to all students who did not qualify for one of the above certificates.)
RM30 per subject ( Science , English, Mathematics )
RM60 per subject ( Writing )
ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED. YOU CAN GET IT FROM PN. NG AND HAND IN WITH THE PAYMENT BY 6/4/2010.