Standardized Testing


As of 2016, the state of Illinois has been using the SAT as the required college-readiness assessment for high school students. All 11th grade students are required to take the SAT.

The SAT focuses on skills and knowledge that are essential for college readiness and success. The SAT is comprised of two sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing is comprised of two tests, one focused on Reading and one focused on Writing & Language. The Math section is comprised of a single test with two components - a no-calculator portion and a calculator-allowed portion. The SAT also includes an optional Essay. Students who take the state-sponsored test, are required to complete the essay portion.

No registration is necessary for the state-sponsored test. However, students taking the SAT on a national test day through CollegeBoard must register and pay for that test administration. If you wish to retake the SAT please visit to see the upcoming test dates or talk to your school counselor for more information.

SAT Dates

To learn more about how SAT tests are scored, how to check your scores, and how to send your scores to colleges and universities, you are encouraged to visit:

Students still have the option to take the ACT on their own.  This exam is offered multiple times throughout the year at national testing sites.  If you wish to take the ACT please click below to see upcoming test dates. 

ACT Dates

To learn more abut the differences between SAT and ACT exams, please download the chart below.


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