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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 once at the high school level. The high school assessment utilizes a course-based model with content aligned to Biology I. 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.

 2016 Illinois Science Assessment Results

 Resources and Documents

Test Coordinators and Administrators

Reader Scripts



Video Resources

  • ISA2017 Playlist - Coming Soon!​​
  • Illinois Science Assessment Webinar (Full Version) - Coming Soon!​​
  • Illinois Science Assessment Webinar-Intro - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA -ISBE Teach and ISBE Learn Intro (slides 1-14) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep Checklist (slides 15-22) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep-Assign Test Admin (slides 23-25) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep-Review Students (slides 26-28) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Prep- Final Steps and Management of Test (slides 29-31) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA ISBE Learn Testing (slides 32-39) - Coming Soon!​​
  • ISA Import Wizard - Coming Soon!​​​

 Assessment Technology Requirements



Install Check Directions and Access Codes​​

 Presentations & Webinars

  • February 23, 2018: Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) Webinar

    Join us for a webinar on Feb 23, 2018, at 1:30 PM CST.Go To Meeting Link

    This webinar will cover the following items:

    • Review ISA
    • Highlight System Enhancements
    • Demonstrate ISA Systems:
      • ISBE Rostering Tool (Import Wizard)
      • ISBE-Teach
      • ISBE-Learn

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Note: agency staff will monitor enrollment, and if necessary, will schedule another date.

  • Illinois Assessment Update Webinars
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