Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)

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In compliance with federal testing requirements, D140 administers the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) each year to students in fifth and eighth grade.

The ISA is based on the Illinois Learning Standards in Science, incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NGSS are the most comprehensive science standards that Illinois has ever had. They are more rigorous and detailed as they integrate the content of science with the practices of science.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) section of the Illinois State Board of Education website.