Illinois Standards Achievement Test

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The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) measured individual student achievement relative to the Illinois Learning Standards. Results of this score were applied to the No Child Left Behind Act, for purposes of identifying failing schools; the ISAT has since been retired as a state assessment, with the 2013-2014 school year being the last time the test was administered.[1]


According to the Illinois State Board of Education (through, this examination tests students in reading and math every year from grades 3-8. Students are tested in science in grades 4 and 7; the writing portion of the test was suspended in 2011 due to lack of funding.

The Illinois State Achievement Test reports out Lexile measures for students in grades 3-8.[2] A Lexile measure can be used to match readers with targeted text and monitor growth in reading ability. If you fail this test in 3rd, 6th, or 8th grade you will have to take summer school.

External links[edit]

  • ISAT Test Maker ISAT Test Maker is a leading provider of ISAT Practice Tests, Progress Monitoring and Formative Assessment tools.
  • Metacat 2 is a website that gives practice ISAT tests.


  1. ^ ISBE (2017). "Illinois Report Card". Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  2. ^ Lexile (2010). "State Assessments". MetaMetrics, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-23.