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.
Access to ISBE Teach:
The ISBE Teach platform is closed and will not open until February 2024.
- Invitation e-mails will be sent to the Superintendent, Principal, and ISA test coordinator listed in the Entity Profile System (EPS) February 2024. 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.
- Make sure to add a district ISA coordinator to your EPS profile. This will ensure at least two individuals will receive an invitation to ISBE Teach for your district.
Click here for instructions on adding a test coordinator in EPS.
2023 ISA Individual Student Reports (ISRs) have been mailed to districts and schools. You can access school level student data and reports in IWAS. District level reports are posted under the Illinois Science Assessment Results tab below.