Tuesday, April 9, 2019 will be Testing Day at District 99. All freshmen through juniors must report to their assigned testing rooms by 8 a.m. Seniors are not required to attend school. Freshman and sophomore students will complete testing by approximately 11:15 am and juniors will complete testing at approximately 12:50 p.m. There will be two bus runs, one after the 11:15 a.m. testing and one after the 12:50 p.m. testing. Please note that students who test with accommodations may test beyond that timeframe, and transportation will be arranged accordingly.
SENIORS: Tuesday, April 9 is a non-attendance day.
JUNIORS: All high school juniors in the state of Illinois are required to take the SAT on Tuesday, April 9. Testing classrooms will be posted throughout the building a couple of days prior testing. On April 9, students must report to their assigned classroom by 8 a.m.; testing will conclude by 12:50 p.m. Since this is a required state assessment, any absent students will be assigned to test on a make-up date. Please note that in order to receive a high school diploma, students must take the school-day SAT.
SOPHOMORES: All sophomore students are required to take the PSAT 10 which will be given in the Purple Gym from 8 a.m. until approximately 11:15 am. This is now a required state assessment, any absent students will be assigned to test on a make-up date.
FRESHMEN: All freshman students are required to take the PSAT 8/9 which will be given in the Field House from 8 a.m. until approximately 11:15 am. This is now a required state assessment, any absent stuGdents will be assigned to test on a make-up date.
All students must bring with them a picture ID (school ID card or driver’s license), two sharpened #2 pencils, and a permissible calculator. The CollegeBoard’s Calculator Policy along with the list of permissible calculators is provided on their website. SAT has well-defined parameters prohibiting the use of certain calculators. Students will not be permitted to use prohibited calculators on testing day, nor are students permitted to return to their lockers once testing begins. Students may bring bottled water and a light snack to be stored under their desk and consumed during approved break time.
If your student would like free practice or additional resources for the PSAT or SAT, they may go to www.satpractice.org and use their current Khan Academy account or create a Khan Academy account. They may also use the following links:
Finally, we ask that you review these general test-taking reminders to help your students perform at optimal levels on April 9, 2019. It is critical that all students are in attendance during their designated times.
* Make sure your child gets to bed early on the evening before the test.
* Ensure that your child has a good breakfast on the morning of the test.
Please feel free to call (630) 795-7111 if you have any questions.
Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning