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Students With Additional Needs (SWAN) News

Local students commended for their academic performance in the international competitions and assessments for schools (ICAS) this year.
Students form Toolooa State High School achieved outstanding results when they participated in ICAS this year. Those students whose achievements were outstanding were rewarded with Certificates of Credit, Distinction and High Distinction.
The ICAS suite is developed by Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), UNSW Global Pty Limited. For over 30 years EAA has been delivering ICAS to Australian students.
EAA is a leading international educational assessment organisation specialising in large-scale measurement and assessment programs in Australia and 20 countries globally. EAA has been involved in educational measurement in Australia since 1967 and is the largest independent provider of school competitions and assessments in the region.
ICAS are developed for students in Years 2 to 12 and are sat annually. Each ICAS test is designed to assess students’ academic ability in aspects of Computer Skills, English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Writing.
‘The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools are independent evaluations of students skills and knowledge in core learning areas and provide insight into students’ understanding. The skills and understandings tested are important indicators of success in school and beyond,’ said Nick Connolly, Senior Manager Test Development at educational Assessment Australia, UNSW Global. ‘I would like to recognise the participation of students from Toolooa State High School with certificates and congratulate them on their efforts and achievements.’
General information about ICAS is available from the Customer Service Team at EAA on telephone number 61 2 8344 1010, facsimile 61 2 8344 1030, email info @, or by visiting the EAA website
UNSW Global Pty Limited is a not-for-profit provider of education, training and advisory services and a wholly owned enterprise of the University of New South Wales. Find out more about UNSW Global Pty Limited at
This has been provided to enable schools to adapt a media release based on their  individual school results. It is available for download from the EAA website at
Maree Harrison—HOD—Students With Additional Needs (SWAN)