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​This Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) page will be updated as information becomes available. The ISA is not  an alternate assessment. Students who participate in the DLM-AA alternate assessment will be assessed in science in grades 5, 8, and 11.

In compliance with federal testing requirements, Illinois will administer a science assessment to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and once at the high school level. The high school assessment utilizes a course-based model with content aligned to Biology I. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014.

 2016 Illinois Science Assessment Results

 Information for Test Coordinators

 Resources and Documents

New for 2018

  • User Guide - Coming Soon!
  • User Management Guide - Coming Soon!
  • ISA Parent LetterWord Document

Reader Scripts

Documents

Resources

Video Resources

  • ISA2017 Playlist - Coming Soon!​​
  • Illinois Science Assessment Webinar (Full Version) - Coming Soon!​​
  • Illinois Science Assessment Webinar-Intro - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA -ISBE Teach and ISBE Learn Intro (slides 1-14) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep Checklist (slides 15-22) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep-Assign Test Admin (slides 23-25) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep-Review Students (slides 26-28) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep- Final Steps and Management of Test (slides 29-31) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA ISBE Learn Testing (slides 32-39) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Import Wizard - Coming Soon!​​​

 Assessment Technology Requirements

  • ISBE-Teach
  • ISA Tech Specs - Coming Soon!
  • ISBE ISA 2017 Whitelist - Coming Soon!
  • SEB Install Directions (All Systems) - Coming Soon!
  • ISA 2017 MAC SEB Install Tips - Coming Soon!
  • ISA 2017 Windows SEB Install Tips - Coming Soon!
  • ISA 2017 Uninstall Windows SEB - Coming Soon!
  • SEB Application - Coming Soon!
All Information regarding technology requirements will be forthcoming!

Laptops and Desktops

  • Windows
    • .msi installer
    • .exe installer 
  • MAC
    • 10.9 (No text to speech)
    • 10.10 and above
  • VM
    • SEB​


Tablets


Chromebooks

Install Check Directions and Access Codes​​

  • Install Check Directions
  • Install Check Access Codes

 Presentations & Webinars

  • February 23, 2018: Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) Webinar

    Join us for a webinar on Feb 23, 2018, at 1:30 PM CST.

    This webinar will cover the following items:

    • Review ISA
    • Highlight System Enhancements
    • Demonstrate ISA Systems:
      • ISBE Rostering Tool (Import Wizard)
      • ISBE-Teach
      • ISBE-Learn

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Note: agency staff will monitor enrollment, and if necessary, will schedule another date.

  • Illinois Assessment Update Webinars
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