ICAS Technical Requirements

» Technical Readiness Test

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» Supported Operating Systems

» Bandwidth

» Setting

Online ICAS Assessment - Frequency Asked Questions

Technical Readiness Test

Use our Technical readiness test to assess if you meet all requirements.

A secure locked-down browser application is required for:

  • ICAS Spelling Bee
  • ICAS Writing
  • Reach Spelling
  • Reach Writing

All other assessments are web (browser) based and do not require the locked-down browser application.

Supported Hardware Devices

  • Laptop
  • Desktop PC
  • Chromebook
  • iPad
  • Android tablet

Note 1: An external keyboard or mouse is not necessary for students using a tablet.

Note 2: The iPad mini is not supported.

Note 3: Chromebooks must be running as Managed Devices in Kiosk mode for assessments requiring the locked-down browser application.

Note 4: Devices must be connected to a single screen only.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Mac OSX 10.8+
  • MS Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Chrome OS 38+
  • iOS 10.3+
  • Android 5+ (running Android System Webview)

 

Note: Windows XP and Vista are not supported operating systems for assessments using locked-down browser.

Bandwidth

confirm appropriate bandwidth is available for the student devices involved in the assessment.

  • A guideline for required bandwidth is 512 Kbps (0.512 Mbps) minimum download speed

per 20 concurrent users.

 

Note: There is no additional bandwidth requirement for locked-down browser use, once the application has been installed.

Setting

  • A minimum screen resolution of 1024 width x 768 height is required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled in the browser.
  • Cookies are required and need to be enabled.
  • Audio should be available via headphones, earphones or earbuds for Reach Spelling and ICAS Spelling Bee.
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ICAS 2020 is opened for registration now for all private candidates and schools.

Private candidate contest dates for all subjects:
English - 16 August 2020
Math - 23 August 2020
Science - 29 September 2020
Digital Technology - 12 September 2020