Testing Information

PSAT Scores

PSAT scores are now available on the College Board website. An email was sent to all students who took the PSAT test with directions and the link to access scores. Access the Student Score Report page here. To view scores, create an account using your access code, which was provided in the email.

Test Preparation

Downers Grove South High School does not specifically recommend or endorse any test preparation program.

There are three test preparation companies that hold test prep classes at Downers Grove South High School:

ExcelEdge, Inc.

Kaplan Test Prep


Maximizing Test Performance

Get a good night of sleep the evening before the test.

Eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Most testing centers forbid any food and drink in the room and only provide one ten-minute break.

Relax. Remember the ACT and SAT can always be retaken. Colleges understand that many students take these exams two or three times.

Read all instructions carefully before the test begins. Don't waste test time reading them at a later time.

Pace yourself. Most people have enough time to answer all of the questions. Answer the "easy" questions first and then go back and answer the more difficult ones.

If you make a mistake, erase completely. Extra marks on your answer sheet will most likely affect your scores.

Review your work. If you finish early, check to see if you missed any questons or double marked an answer.  Some tests have penalties if you work on a different section, either a past test or a future one, so don't do it. Your scores will be voided and you won't get your money back.

Check out PowerPrep.com for further test preparation resources.

Standardized tests offered at DGS 18-19

ACT Test Dates

December 8, 2018

SAT Test Dates

October 6, 2018

March 9, 2019


PSAT Test Date

October 10, 2018