Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
There have been many exciting changes in the area of science! The first shift came with the publication of the Next Generation Science Standards in the spring of 2013. These new standards call for adjustments to the way we approach teaching and learning in science. Rather than engaging students in fixed outcome experiments and learning facts, the new standards promote asking questions and generating solutions. We are proud of the work our teachers have done to implement these new standards.
In an attempt to improve the testing process, Illinois has changed the science portion of the State Assessment to the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). This assessment is the state-required ISA and measures students’ proficiency with specific learning standards in science.