COVID-19 testing arrangements
We have made arrangements for our October session to create further flexibility for schools and to ensure reliable reporting in the event that schools are still not operating as usual. We also suggest that schools who are uncertain and may require further flexibility, choose online testing as this will offer the greatest potential to adapt to changing circumstances.
Schools may choose ONE of the following dates for the 2020-21 testing cycle. Please note the dates below are for schools in the Middle East and North Africa. Dates for regions other than the Middle East and North Africa.
|Test administration||Test format||Orders close||Test dates||Results delivered|
|October 2020||Paper or online||10 September||Monday 28 September–Friday 9 October||December|
|February 2021||Paper or online||18 December||Monday 1 February–Friday 19 February||April|
Schools can also choose to take part in a trial test, between 25 January – 5 February 2021. This is a good opportunity for schools to get an indication of the kind of material used in the ISA, or to have a ‘practice run’ before sitting the official test.
* Pricing for 2020-21 testing cycle. Please note prices remain unchanged from 2019-20.
- Free school access to the ISA Teaching Resources Centre is included with the purchase of all test packages.
- The Interactive Diagnostic Report is included as standard with any test package.
- The Interactive Tracking Report can be ordered at an additional cost of AU$900.
Webinar: Introduction to the ISA
The ISA Team regularly hosts online webinars for schools who would like to learn more about the ISA.