COVID-19 testing arrangements

With COVID-19 continuing to impact schools in many countries, flexibility around testing requirements will be offered to schools that require it. Contact the ISA team at isa@acer.org for further advice.

Testing dates

Schools may choose ONE of the following dates for the 2021-22 testing cycle.

Test administration Test format Orders close Test dates Results delivered
October 2021 Online 3 September Monday 4 October–Friday 15 October Late November
February 2022 Online 5 January Monday 7 February–Friday 18 February Mid April

Trial Testing

Schools can also choose to take part in a trial test, between 17–28 January 2022. 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.

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Prices

* Pricing for 2021-22 testing cycle. 

Test package Test format Grade levels Tests included Cost
(AU$ per student)
All tests Online 3 to 10 Five tests
Mathematical Literacy, Reading, Scientific Literacy, Writing - Narrative, Writing - Exposition
$65
Mathematical Literacy Online 3 to 10 One test
Mathematical Literacy
$15
Reading Online 3 to 10 One test
Reading
$15
Scientific Literacy Online 3 to 10 One test
Scientific Literacy
$15
Writing  Online 3 to 10 Two tests
Writing - Narrative, Writing - Exposition
$30

Additional resources

  •  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.

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ISA Introduction pack

Contains all ISA guides and documents, including our list of participating schools.

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Webinar: Introduction to the ISA

The ISA Team regularly hosts online webinars for schools who would like to learn more about the ISA.