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.
Illinois Science Assessment Federal Waiver
The Illinois State Board of Education is Seeking Flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education for the 2019-20 Illinois Science Assessment for High School Students. See the ISA Waiver Fact Sheet for details.