Janison Education Group Limited (ASX: JAN) has entered into an agreement with the University of Sydney to support the ICAS programme.
The agreement includes use of the University of Sydney logo on promotional material, in communications, and on ICAS certificates to raise awareness of its ICAS brand across Australia and New Zealand, as well as support from the University to extend access to its ICAS and Reach programs across New South Wales.
The University of Sydney is one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.
With a shared commitment to ensuring educational equity for students, the University of Sydney will also support the extension of Janison’s Data-led Education Equity Programme (DEEP) into target communities.
This programme uses student data derived from digital assessments to drive improvements in student learning outcomes, and the initiative will see Janison provide student benchmarking assessments and their flagship ICAS competition to regional, remote, very remote, Indigenous, and low socioeconomic schools over the next two years. Participation will extend across Years 5 to 10 in multiple subjects to help level the playing field between students in regional and metropolitan areas.
We are delighted to have the University of Sydney support ICAS and Reach. Janison is committed to fair and just education, and providing schools with tools and data insights to inform effective teaching strategies has the potential to evaluate learning and create more enjoyable teaching environments,” Amy Barouch, Group Executive, Janison Assessments, said.
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President, Mark Scott, said support for student benchmarking tools in target schools was part of the University’s commitment to level the playing field of education.
“Extending access to evidence-based data tools and testing in these communities is an important way to support the invaluable efforts of teachers in understanding students’ individual needs and tailoring their learning programs, to help achieve equitable educational outcomes,” Professor Scott said.
The initial term of the agreement is two years, and although the estimated revenue generated from the agreement is not financially material, the University of Sydney partnership is considered strategically important to the Company.
About ICAS Assessments
The ICAS Assessments suite allows school students to discover core strengths, build lifelong skills and unlock their potential. Its assessments are created by psychometricians and former teachers to enable objective benchmarking and enhance the curriculum. Part of schooling history for 40+ years, the ICAS competition is unrivalled for its quality, contemporary testing, while Reach enables schools to pinpoint progress at learner and cohort level.
ICAS Assessments run online via Janison technology, which captures insights for personalised education at scale. Janison is trusted by governments and educators in 115+ countries, and also delivers PISA for Schools, Academic Assessment Services (AAS) and Quality Assessment Tasks (QATs).