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.
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.
New Science Formative Assessment Platform
QuISBE is the Illinois State Board of Education’s new formative assessment platform. QuISBE is a formative assessment tool where science educators can create, design, assign, and administer formative online assessments to students using a variety of available question types. Questions can be aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards in Science so that student and class proficiency can be measured against these standards.
QuISBE Webinar Registration: