Throughout one’s education, a student will take numerous standardized tests. In high school, this continues. These tests can help students understand more about themselves, suggest where they need possible extra assistance, provide an idea on how they compare to others across the nation, and even supply possible career options. Regardless of the examination, to best help the student, each should be taken seriously.

2016 - 2017 Information


SAT Test at Elgin High School - April 19, 2107


All Juniors/11th grade students will be taking the SAT (College Board college entrance exam) on April19, 2017.  The revised SAT test will assess students learning in:


                            Writing & Language

                            Math No Calculator

                            Math with Calculator


The redesign format focuses on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success.  Click on the links below for more testing information.


New SAT Exam - 5 Things You Should Know

Daily Practice for the New SAT

SAT College Board Website

Comparing - New SAT - ACT - Choose Skills

Comparing SAT to ACT 2016


Redesign SAT Presentation



PSAT 9 AND PSAT/NMSQT   October 19, 2016 Test Day

All Freshman/9th, Sophomores/10th and Juniors/11th grade students will be tested on that day on the test corresponding to their school grade clasification.



We have received College Board PSAT 9 Score Report for all students who took the test last October 2015.  Students can access their scores online with the use of their own access code. Students also can explore careers that might interest them that link directly from their online score report. Students can also pratice the skills needed for high school and beyond through Khan Academy a free website for students.  Students can pick up their score report in the Guidance Department.


Click on the links below for understanding what the scores mean and what can you do to improve your learning.


PSAT 8/9 Score Reports

Using your PSAT 8/9 Scores to Prepare for College

Interpreting Your Childs 2016 PSAT Score Reports

How to link your Score Report to Khan Academy

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report



Offical Student Guide PSAT


Sample PSAT Score Report

College Board website for PSAT/ NMSQT & PSAT 9

Practice ACT 



PARCC - This is not a test for high school students anymore

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations  are taken throughout high school:

These exams, administered in May, are designed to test students in the content area of their AP courses. Many universities grant college credit to students who score a 4 or 5 out of 5. AP scores are not used in admission decisions. Colleges may have limits to the number of credits they may give to a student from AP exams. Because AP scores are not accepted by all colleges, students should check with their schools of choice before taking the exams.


College Board AP exam schedule for 2017.

   Click on schedule above for specfic dates & times.


College Board AP Credit & Information


Test Prep Information

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