Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) is a education group of UNSW Global Pty Limited, a not-for-profit provider of education, training and advisory services and a wholly owned enterprise of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. EAA is recognised internationally as a leading educational assessment organisation, specialising in large scale assessment programs for over 40 years in Australia and 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Pacific and the USA.
UNSW is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly. UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium.
Educational Assessment Australia is a quality endorsed company with International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) accreditation. This shows their commitment to excellence in meeting the expectations of teachers, parents and students. EAA's main product is the annual International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS), formerly known as the Australasian Schools Competitions.
Over 1.7 million students from across Australia, NZ and the Pacific participate in ICAS each year, with an additional 700,000 entries internationally from countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, South Africa, Indonesia and India. In India, these assessments are known as the International Assessments for Indian Schools (IAIS). In Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Mauritius and Maldives, these Assessments are known as the International Assessments for Schools (IAS).