Schools may choose ONE of the following dates for the 2023–24 testing cycle.
|Test administration||Test format||Orders close||Test dates||Results delivered|
|October 2023||Online||8 September||Monday 25 September – Friday 13 October||Late November|
|February 2024||Online||15 December||Monday 5 February – Friday 23 February||Mid April|
|May 2024||Online||12 April||Monday 29 April – Friday 17 May||Late June|
Schools can also choose to take part in a trial test, between 22 January and 2 February 2024. 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 2023–24 testing cycle.
|Test package||Grade levels||Cost
(AUD per student)
|All tests: Mathematical Literacy, Reading, Scientific Literacy, Writing Narrative, Writing Exposition (5 tests)||3 to 10||$75|
|Mathematic Literacy (1 test)||3 to 10||$17|
|Reading (1 test)||3 to 10||$17|
|Scientific Literacy (1 test)||3 to 10||$17|
|Writing Narrative, Writing Exposition (2 tests)||3 to 10||$34|
- 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.