On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, all freshmen will complete the PSAT 8/9 on a regular school attendance day. Students will be excused from class to complete the assessment. Performance on this assessment will also help the school district improve curriculum and instruction to ensure that all students are college and career ready upon graduation from high school. For more information online about the PSAT 8/9 go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9.
Sophomore and junior students will report to school to complete the SAT or PSAT10, and will be dismissed at approximately 1:05 p.m. Please mark your calendars. Bus transportation will be available for those who normally use bus service to school and back according to their schedule.
On April 10, freshmen and senior students will not report to school. It is recommended these students pursue educational opportunities independently on April 10.
Sophomores will be administered the PSAT 10 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to measure their academic progress in reading, writing, language and math. Performance
on this assessment will also help District 211 improve curriculum and instruction to ensure that all students are college and career ready upon graduation from high
school. The PSAT 10 provides students with individualized details about areas for academic improvement prior to taking the State-required junior year assessment.
You can find additional information about the PSAT 10 online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.
The Illinois State Board of Education’s required high school level assessment, The College Board Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT), will be administered throughout Illinois on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This state-funded SAT fulfills the requirement of the Illinois School Code that students take the state’s required assessment to be eligible for promotion to grade 12, unless eligible to take the alternative assessment or otherwise exempt from testing and measure students’ progress in the areas of reading, writing, language and math. In accordance with Illinois School Code, the results of the State-sponsored SAT will be posted on students’ official high school transcripts. The SAT is also used by many colleges and universities as an entrance assessment and this state-funded test will provide a valid score for this purpose.
Students can choose to take an additional SAT on a national test date to improve test scores. This option may be discussed with your child’s school counselor to determine the benefits of additional testing and to receive information about national SAT tests the dates and costs. You can find detailed information about the SAT online at
Fees charged by College Board for testing on national test dates are the responsibility of the individual students and/or parents. Fee waivers are available for qualifying students through the student services department.