Track student progress throughout the year

You can administer PAIS assessments to suit your school’s calendar, with on-demand testing that can be sat multiple times during the academic year.

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A reliable assessment informed by extensive research

PAIS is based on international assessment frameworks that ACER has developed over the last 15 years. The PAIS framework draws on content and skills taught across curricula from several countries and in international schools, and is not specific to a national curriculum. This international focus ensures that the tests are culturally and educationally appropriate for students in a range of different countries. Additionally, through ACER’s research programs, all PAIS test content has been trialled in international schools.

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Download your introduction pack, including our guide to PAIS and a set of sample questions

Secure, flexible assessments to suit your schedule

ACER’s sophisticated online platform helps you spend less time on administration and planning and more time making the most of the insights from effective assessments.

7 Million assessments
per year

Reliable, efficient delivery through a tried and tested online platform
10 000+ candidates
per week

Delivering online assessment excellence since 2011
70+ countries

Trusted by thousands of schools and systems around the world


Pricing is shown in USD

Option 1: 12 month license

Maximum school enrolment One assessment program Two assessment programs Additional assessment programs^
100 students $360 $496 $80
200 students $605 $840 $130
400 students $915 $1220 $170
800 students $1220 $1600 $230
1200 students $1835 $2440 $345
More than 1200 students $2465 $3315 $425

License cost is based on whole-school enrolment number. License period begins upon purchase of first assessment program.
^Cost of third assessment program and additional. Additional assessment programs are valid for the remainder of the existing license period.

Option 2: Individual student cost for online assessment and reporting.

Must be pre-purchased.

Per student administration $7