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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 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.

  • Test Window Dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Friday, April 28, 2023 - 5pm CT
  • Please update you district EPS contact information​PDF Document and add an ISA coordinator for your district.

ISR Data Report Error

There was an error on the ISR reports recently mailed to schools. The state, district, and school data on the report are incorrect.

The data error has been corrected and the new ISRs are scheduled to begin mailing to districts later this month.​

ISA Testing Information

  • Logging into ISBE Teach:
    • Invitation e-mails will be sent to the superintendent and ISA test coordinator listed in the Entity Profile System (EPS) in February 2023. If you had a login in previous years, this login will no longer work. Your Organizational Administrator (Superintendent listed in EPS) will need to set up new ISBE Teach accounts for all test coordinators on an annual basis. An ISA test coordinator may be added to EPS and an initial e-mail will be sent to both the ISA test coordinator and the Superintendent​ in February 2023, with login credentials. 
    • Click here for instructions on adding a test coordinator in EPS​PDF Document.

QuISBE Webinars

  • Educator Webinar:
    • ISBE’s Assessment Department will provide information about functionality and the most recent updates for the QuISBE formative assessment platform. 
    • The webinar is suggested for science educators that will be interacting with the QuISBE platform.
    • Register for Educator Webinar September 19th from 3:30-4:30Go To Meeting Link
  • School Administration/Science Department Administration /Curriculum Coordinator Webinar:
    • ISBE’s Assessment Department will provide information about functionality and the most recent updates for the QuISBE formative assessment platform. 
    • The webinar is suggested for administration that will be interacting with the QuISBE platform. 
    • Register for the Administrator Webinar September 19th from 5:00- 6:00Go To Meeting Link
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.​​​

 Assessment Technology Requirements

 Presentations & Webinars

 Illinois Science Assessment Results

2021

2020

No data due to ​test cancellation.

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • 2016 State, District & School Performance ResultsExcel Document
  • 2016 State, District & School Mean Scale ScoresExcel Document
  • 2016 State, District & School Participation RatesExcel Document
    • The 2016 assessment window opened on May 1, 2016, giving some districts limited time to administer the assessment before the conclusion of the school year. In addition, schools that utilized devices running Apple iOS operating systems experienced significant technology issues that required converting to a paper administration. In some places, paper materials did not arrive in time for students to take the assessment before the school year ended. Low participation rates in some schools and districts should not be interpreted as a lack of effort or diligence on their part in light of the obstacles some faced.​​

 QuISBE Formative Assessment Platform

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