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.
Logging into ISBE Teach
E-mails will be sent to the superintendent listed in the Entity Profile System (EPS) on Monday, March 8, 2021. 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. However, a test coordinator may be added to EPS and an initial e-mail will be sent to both the Test Administrator and the Superintendent on March 8, 2021, with login credentials.
ISA Technical Assistance and Help Line
If you require technical assistance concerning the ISA exam please contact the ISA Help desk.
Note: Parents: If you have questions about the ISA, please contact your District Administration or School Assessment Team.