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English

Primary 2 to Secondary 4/5 (Grade 3 to Grade 11)

Students will read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The texts will increase in complexity within each paper as well as from Introductory Paper to Paper J, moving from simple texts dealing with familiar subjects and topics to complex texts discussing abstract concepts and using sophisticated language structures. Skill areas include:

  • Text Comprehension
  • Writer’s craft
  • Syntax
  • Vocabulary

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Writing

Writing is not offered in 2020

Both Reach Assessments Writing and ICAS Assessments Writing assess students’ ability to write an extended response to a given task. Two forms of writing, narrative and persuasive, will be assessed over time. Skills area include:

  • Genre
  • Textual Grammar
  • Syntax/Punctuation
  • Spelling (Reach Writing Only)

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Mathematics

Primary 2 to Secondary 4/5 (Grade 3 to Grade 11)

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS Mathematics will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Number  and Arithmetic
  • Algebra and Patterns
  • Measures and Units
  • Space and Geometry
  • Chance and Data

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Science

Primary 2 to Secondary 4/5 (Grade 3 to Grade 11)

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS Science will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Measuring and Observing
  • Interpreting Data
  • Predicting/Concluding from Data
  • Investigating
  • Reasoning/Problem Solving

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Digital Technology

Primary 2 to Secondary 3 (Grade 3 to Grade 10)
CANCELLED

The questions increase in complexity throughout the paper and encourage the use of higher-order thinking skills. ICAS Science will challenge students in the following skill areas:

  • Databases
  • Graphics and multimedia
  • Internet use and email programs
  • Networks and other communications systems
  • Operating systems and computer hardware
  • Programming
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word processing

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