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 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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* 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
Mathematical Literacy Online 3 to 10 One test
Mathematical Literacy
Reading Online 3 to 10 One test
Scientific Literacy Online 3 to 10 One test
Scientific Literacy
Writing  Online 3 to 10 Two tests
Writing - Narrative, Writing - Exposition

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.


Webinar: Introduction to the ISA

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