Testing dates

Schools may choose ONE of the following dates for the 2024-25 testing cycle.

Test administration Test format Orders close Test dates Results delivered
October 2024 Online 6 September Monday 23 September – Friday 11 October Late November
February 2025 Online 20 December Monday 3 February – Friday 21 February Late April
May 2025 Online 11 April Monday 28 April – Friday 16 May Late June

Trial testing

Schools can also choose to take part in a trial test, between 20 January and 31 January 2025. 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 2024-25 testing cycle. 

Test package Grade levels Cost
(AU$ per student)
All tests: Mathematical Literacy, Reading, Scientific Literacy, Writing Narrative, Writing Exposition (five tests) 3 to 10 $80
Mathematic Literacy (single test) 3 to 10 $18
Reading (single test) 3 to 10 $18
Scientific Literacy (single test) 3 to 10 $18
Writing Narrative, Writing Exposition (two tests) 3 to 10 $36

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.