Assessment Change Overview
The Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Legislatures have ruled that the SAT test will be used as a measure for college and career readiness as mandated by school code. It has also been determined that the high school level will no longer give the PARCC exam as well as the ACT sequence known as EPAS (Educational Planning and Assessment System) comprised of the EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT. Please note that while juniors will take the SAT, both the SAT and the ACT can be used for college admissions.
D230 acknowledges that this is a transition from the ACT sequence previously used, but are confident that the rigor of the D230 curriculum and instructional practices prepares D230 students for the SAT.
Click here for the District 230 Assessment Overview for 2016-2017 Letter
SAT Suite of Assessments
The SAT Suite of Assessments is an integrated system made up of these tests:
PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10
8th Grade - Fall Junior - Fall Junior - Spring
Freshman - Spring Sophomore - Spring
The tests are designed to measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research, have a stronger connection to classroom learning and inspire productive practice. Additional information can be found on our link SAT Suite of Assessments and at www.collegeboard.org
Offered several times during the school year, the ACT test is most commonly taken during junior year, as well as at the very beginning of a student’s senior year. Registration is completed directly through www.act.org. Click on the ACT Student link at the right for more information.
Advanced Placement (AP) Testing
Offered in May of each school year, AP tests are designed for students who are taking AP courses during the year. Advanced Placement tests are typically taken during sophomore, junior and senior years by students enrolled in these courses. There is a charge for each test taken.