ISAT - Science

ISAT Science (Grades 5 & 7) & EOC-Biology/Chemistry (High School)

Idaho Standard Achievement Test-Science (ISAT Science)
End of Course - Biology and/or Chemistry (EOC)

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What is the ISAT Science and EOC?

The ISAT Science is composed of questions that address standards, goals, and objectives for grades 5 and 7. The goals and objectives for each grade are grouped into five reporting categories: 1) Nature of Science, 2) Physical Science, 3) Biology, 4) Earth and Space Systems, and 5) Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology

The Science End-of-Course Assessments are a component of the Idaho Comprehensive Assessment System. Students are required to be tested once at the high school level in Science. Idaho has chosen to administer each spring the End-of-Course assessments that students take in either Biology or Chemistry.
This multiple-choice test assesses what a student knows and is able to do related to the Idaho Science Core Standards. The questions are used to assess a variety of knowledge at different levels, from core knowledge to application, problem solving, and synthesis, and align directly to our science standards at the high school level.

 

Biology End-of-Course Assessment
The Biology End-of-Course Assessment has two reporting categories: 1. Nature of Science; Personal and
Social Perspectives; and Technology; and 2. Life Sciences content.

Chemistry End-of-Course Assessment
The Chemistry End-of-Course Assessment has two reporting categories: 1. Nature of Science; Personal
and Social Perspectives; and Technology; and 2. Physical Science content.

 

Who takes the ISAT Science and EOC?

The ISAT Science assessment is for grades 5 and 7. 

High school students in grades 10-12 (who have taken Biology or Chemistry) take an End-of-Course Assessment in Biology and/or Chemistry.


When is the ISAT Science and EOC given?

ISAT Science and EOCs are administered in the last 8 weeks of the school year.

 

Why are ISAT Science and EOCs given?

ISAT Science and EOCs are part of the Comprehensive Assessment Program (IDAPA 08.02.03.111).

 

Where and when are results available to parents?

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How can I help my student?

Practice items are available to help prepare students with the types of questions they might see on these assessments. These are provided by the Idaho State Department of Education.

5th Grade Sample Science Questions

7th Grade Sample Science Questions

Biology Sample Questions

Chemistry Sample Questions