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 11. 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.
This Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) page will be updated as information becomes available. Students who participate in the DLM alternate assessment will be assessed in science in grades 5, 8, and 11 by the DLM-AA. Students taking the DLM-AA will not take the ISA exam.
The ISA is
not an alternate assessment.
- Test Window Dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, April 28, 2023 - 5pm CT
- Please update you
district EPS contact information and add an ISA coordinator for your district.
Logging into ISBE Teach
Invitation e-mails will be sent to the Superintendent, Principal, and ISA test coordinator listed in the Entity Profile System (EPS) February 24th 2023. If you had a login in previous years, this login will no longer work. Your Organizational Administrator (Superintendent or ISA Coordinator listed in EPS) will need to set up new ISBE Teach accounts for all test coordinators on an annual basis.
Click here for instructions on adding a test coordinator in EPS.
If you have any questions or encounter any issues, first contact your District Test Coordinator (DTC). Your DTC may contact ISBE if questions are unresolved.
Phone: (855) 340-3911
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