Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most AP courses have an end-of-year paper-and-pencil exam, but a few courses have different ways to assess what you’ve learned—for example, AP Art and Design students submit a portfolio of work for scoring.
SAT Suite of Assessments
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT Suite of Assessments is an integrated system of tests that measure what students are learning in class, and what they need to succeed in college. Students in grade 9 take the PSAT 8/9 and students in grade 10 to take the PSAT 10.
Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 are required to take this assessment. The assessment is broken down into 3 sessions. Each session should take about 40 minutes. This assessment is based on the Next Generation Science Standards that the state of Illinois has adopted.
Accessing Comprehension & Communication in English (ACCESS):
ACCESS is a computer-based, adaptive test. The assessment measures English Language (EL) students’ progress toward English language proficiency. It tests students' language acquisition in four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing. This assessment is only for those students enrolled in our English Language Learner Program.
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)
Students in grades 3 through 8 will take IAR in both English Language Arts and Math. These assessments are fully aligned to the K-12 Illinois Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics and emphasize academic rigor, critical thinking, problem-solving, and college and career readiness for all students. More about IAR >>
PSAT (NMSQT) for National Merit Qualification (optional)- 11th grade students
2021 Assessment Calendar