NEW- REDESIGNED SAT
Per the Illinois State Board of Education, all public school students in grade 11 will complete the SAT. The SAT will serve as the state assessment for purposes of state and federal accountability, will be provided at no cost to public school districts in Illinois, and will be offered to students during the school day. The SAT aligns with the Illinois Learning Standards and provides a college-reportable score for admissions purposes. It and will continue to empower educators to measure college and career readiness. Students also receive a waiver to retake the SAT- see your counselor.
To access your College Board account, click here
For more detailed information on the SAT components visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test
9th, 10th & 11th grade students will take the PSAT on October 13th
For more detailed information on the PSAT visit
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Multiple Choice Scores Available
September 20, 2021*
September 24–November 3, 2021*
October 15, 2021*
November 5–December 17, 2021*
November 19, 2021*
December 17, 2021*
December 24, 2021– February 4, 2022*
February 25–April 8, 2022*
March 25, 2022*
April 15–May 28, 2022*
May 20, 2022*
June 13, 2022*
June 24–August 5, 2022*
ACT (Not Offered in NY)
July 29–August 29, 2022*
ALL colleges & universities accept both the ACT & the SAT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE BOTH, but you can. Admissions offices will usually take your highest score, whether it be your ACT or SAT score. Please see your counselor if you are interested in taking the ACT or SAT. Make sure you see your counselor for a waiver—so you don’t have to pay the registration fee!
We suggest that you take the December, April or June ACT & so you can order the Test Information Release (TIR). For $19, you will receive a list of your answers, a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, the answer key, and scoring instructions. You can order a TIR form when you register, or during the three-month period after your test date. See your counselor for more information. This is a great way to improve your score!
ACT ONLINE PREP IS FREE!!! Normally $25, just see your counselor for a username & password. This is a great resource to prepare for the ACT.
Here's what you will find in the ACT Online Prep™ program:
- Practice tests with real ACT test questions
- Practice essays for the optional ACT Writing Test, with real-time scoring
- Comprehensive content review for each of the ACT's four required tests—English, Math, Reading, and Science
- Diagnostic test and study path
- Anywhere, anytime access via the Internet
If you plan to attend JALC during, or after high school, see the counseling office to sign up for ACCUPLACER testing. This test is free, & is required for all college classes at JALC.
** If you have any questions, please contact your counselor