Welcome to the website of the International Study Centre for ICCS at ACER

The purpose of ICCS is to investigate the ways in which young people are prepared to undertake their roles as citizens in a range of countries in the 21st century. In pursuit of this purpose, the study will report on student achievement in a test of knowledge, conceptual understanding and competencies in civic and citizenship education. It will also collect and analyse data about student dispositions and attitudes relating to civics and citizenship. The study builds on the previous IEA studies of civic education, particularly CIVED in 1999.

ACER was the International Study Center for the first two cycles of ICCS in 2009 and 2016.

A third cycle of ICCS is currently being planned. For more details, please visit the IEA ICCS website

For access to the data from ICCS 2009 and ICCS 2016, please visit the IEA Study Data Repository