Friday, September 30, 2016

Testing Dates

ACT:    The ACT is the test that most colleges in the US require for admission into their institutions.  You may take this test as many times as you feel necessary.  Your highest score is what will be considered by colleges.  During the 2010-11 school year, the ACT will cost $33 without writing, or $48 with the writing component.  Juniors get to take the ACT for free through state testing.  Please come to the counseling office for a registration flyer.  Registration is online at:

TEST DATE                                          REGISTRATION DEADLINE

September 11, 2010                                        August 6, 2010

October 23, 2010                                          September 17, 2010

December 11, 2010                                         November 5, 2010

February 12, 2011                                              January 7, 2011

April 9, 2011                                                    March 4, 2011

June 11, 2011                                                   May 6, 2011

SAT:  The SAT is another college entrance exam that most universities allow.  Many times, the ACT is sufficient, but some schools may ask you to take the SAT as well.  Registration is available in Mrs. Bohnsack’s office.

TEST DATE                                          REGISTRATION DEADLINE

October 9, 2010                                 September 10, 2010

November 6, 2010                             October 8, 2010

December 4, 2010                               November 5, 2010

January 22, 2011                                 December 23, 2010

March 12, 2011                                   February 11, 2011

May 7, 2011                                      April 8, 2011

June 4, 2011                                       May 6, 2011

PSAE:  This is the junior testing that is required by the state of Illinois.  All juniors are required to take the PSAE as a graduation requirement.  Day 1 is the ACT test, and Day 2 is the WorkKeys Math, Reading and the state developed Science.

TEST DATE: Wed. April 27  &  Thurs. April 28  (makeups are May 11 & 12)

Il Consumer Ed Proficiency Test:  This test is no longer being offered by the state of Illinois.

NMSQT PSAT:  The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is an 11th grade version of the SAT.  Students who score high enough on this college prep test qualify themselves for a scholarship competition.  Although this is a difficult test, it is good practice for the upcoming ACT, as well as a chance to possibly earn some money for college.  The number of tests are limited.  Students sign up on a first come, first serve basis once registration is opened in the counseling office.  Test cost is $13.oo.
TEST DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

EXPLORE & PLAN:  These tests are preperatory versions of the ACT.  Created by the same company, and having the same format, the Explore (8th) and Plan (9th) tests help prepare students for the high stakes testing they will encounter junior year.  It also gives students and parents an idea academic abilities lie, and where weaknesses may lie.  These tests do an outstanding job of linking high school course work with college preparedness.  All freshmen and sophomores take these tests.

Practice ACT: This test will be taken by all sophomores as an introduction to the ACT.  This gives sophomores an opportunity to take a real, retired ACT test before they take it thier junior year for credit.

TEST DATES:  Both PLAN & EXPLORE are being administered on Thursday, April 28, 2011.  Practice ACT/WorkKeys will be administered on April 27 & 28, 2011