South Africa

Our In-Country Partner for the IBT in South Africa is:

IEB (Independent Examinations Board)


The ACER International Benchmark Tests are taken by nearly 40 000 IEB learners annually across South Africa in Mathematics, Science and English. These tests enable over 150 schools to track individual learner performance as well as school performance from Grades 3 to 10. The feedback on learner strengths and weaknesses and the international benchmarking provide schools with rich information that guides both teaching and learning.

School Profile

The schools that participate are from all parts of the country and include schools in neighbouring SADC countries. They are predominantly independent schools but state schools may enter, should they wish to do so.

Key dates

The test is administered in October each year.

Closing registration date: Thursday 31 May 2018

Schools must finalise before: Friday 14 September 2018

Test dates for 2018: 

  • English – Wednesday 24 October 2018
  • Mathematics – Thursday 25 October 2018
  • Science – Friday 26 October 2018

Workshops: The IEB runs workshops to explain the tests and how to use the reports provided effectively to enhance teaching and hence learning. For workshop dates please contact the IEB.


IEB IBT Brochure 2018


What schools say about the IBT


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Johannesburg, 2193

Tel:        +2711 483 9700
Fax:      +2711 486 2654

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