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Reported by on 4/9/21

SAT Testing - April 13, 2021

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently made several changes to the testing expectations for Illinois schools at the high school level. ISBE developed these changes in consultation with school districts across the state and they apply to all high schools in Illinois. District 204 is adapting our testing schedules to accommodate these new mandates. A brief description of each change is given below.

The essay portion of the assessment has been removed. This will still provide participating students with a college-reportable score. The SAT will be administered as planned to 11th grade students and some 12th grade students as described below. The primary testing date for the SAT remains on April 13. There will be no School Day SAT offered to the class of 2022 seniors in Fall 2021. Current 11th grade students who are unable to participate in April 2021 will be required to participate in the April 2022 School Day SAT.

SAT requirement for graduation
ISBE has suspended the requirement that current seniors participate in a School Day SAT. Seniors that did not test last fall are encouraged to participate in the SAT this spring, but it is not required. Seniors who did participate in the School Day SAT last fall may not participate again on April 13.

PSAT 10 for 10th grade
ISBE has cancelled the PSAT 10 for the 20-21 school year.

PSAT 9 for 9th grade
ISBE has cancelled the PSAT 9 for the 20-21 school year.

The College Board SAT assesses reading, writing, language and mathematics reasoning focusing on knowledge and skills predictive of college and career readiness and success. The core classes prepare students for the SAT assessment. Students are also encouraged to access Khan Academy for additional practice.

Additional information regarding this assessment is available at It is anticipated that results will be available in late May or early June. Students may elect to send their scores for free to up to four colleges/universities of their choice on the testing day.

All other students will have an asynchronous learning day on April 13. There will be no instructional zooms on testing day. Class work will be posted in google classroom.

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.

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