SAT

SAT measures the knowledge and skills that research shows are essential for college and career readiness and success. The assessment is composed of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and an optional essay test. Although optional, the SAT or the ACT is required for admission by many post-secondary institutions. SAT Subject Tests are offered to aid college placement in specific subject areas.  Students may choose from 20 SAT subject tests.

SAT State Testing

A state-funded SAT with Essay is scheduled for all high school seniors on September 23 or October 27, 2020. Students who have an extended time accommodation per their IEP or 504 Plan may be required to test over 2 consecutive days, depending on the type of accommodation. Seniors will be assigned one of the two testing dates. Seniors who do not take the SAT with essay in the Fall will take the SAT in Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

A state-funded SAT assessment is scheduled for all high school juniors on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This in-school administration will include the essay. Students who have an extended time accommodation per their IEP or 504 Plan may be required to test over 2 consecutive days, depending on the type of accommodation. 

Students must take the SAT to receive a regular high school diploma, unless the student is eligible to take the alternative assessment or otherwise exempt from testing. For more detailed information about the Illinois state requirements, you can view Illinois Public Act 100-0222.

Optional Saturday National SAT Testing
Target Population:  Predominantly college-bound 11th and 12th grade students. 

See College Board's Covid-19 SAT Update page for information about SAT testing
Download SAT Student Guide 2020/2021:   Here


Register online for the SAT
 

If your student requires accommodations for testing under an IEP or 504 plan, contact the special education department in your school at the beginning of the school year. 

 

SAT Dates  Test Registration Deadline Locations
August 29, 2020-cancelled due to Covid SAT & Subject Tests July 31 BG, JH
October 3, 2020-cancelled due to Covid SAT & Subject Tests September 4 RM, W
November 7, 2020-cancelled due to Covid SAT & Subject Tests October 7 P
December 5, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests November 5 W
March 13, 2021 SAT Only February 12 W


All test dates are Saturdays. NOTE:  Testing on a National day (Saturday) does NOT meet Illinois State Graduation Requirement.  Testing must be satisfied by a school day SAT test.

College Board's SAT Home Page
SAT Fees

SAT Accommodation Information

College Board SAT Practice


SAT VS ACT  What's the difference between the SAT and the ACT? Follow the links listed below to learn how these two college entrance exams differ. 

ACT vs. SAT - Which test should I take and why? 

How do SAT and ACT scores compare?  https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/ACT-SAT-Concordance-Tables.pdf

The SAT measures writing, critical reading, and mathematics abilities. The writing section contains a short essay and multiple-choice questions on grammar, usage and word choice. The critical reading section contains items on reading comprehension, sentence completions, and paragraph length critical reading. The mathematics section includes number and operations, algebra and functions, geometry, statistics, probability, and data analysis. Although optional, this test is required by some post secondary institutions.

For more information, visit www.collegeboard.com/parents/tests.

Most colleges and universities accept both the ACT and SAT.  

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, a "free" SAT with Essay will be administered to all Junior students at Prospect.

Students do not register for this test.  However, they will need to create a College Board Account before the test date.  More information regarding this will be email to students in March. Please take some time and discuss your child's college choices for sending their SAT scores.  Remind students to check their school email on a daily basis.

The testing schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - Testing for all juniors will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.  There will be no classes conducted after testing on Tuesday.  Buses will pick up students at the regular time on Tuesday morning and will leave Prospect to return students to their homes at 1:50 p.m.  Regular activity and athletic buses will be available. Some Juniors with approved testing accommodations from College Board will finish testing on Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m. (Note:  some freshmen and sophomores with approved College Board accommodations will begin testing on Tuesday, April 13 and finish on Wednesday, April 14. Parents have been informed regarding this.)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - Testing for all freshmen and sophomores will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  There will be no classes conducted after testing on Wednesday.  Buses will pick up students at the regular time on Wednesday morning and will leave Prospect to return students to their homes at 12:30 p.m.  Regular activity and athletic buses will be available. (Note: Juniors with approved testing accommodations from College Board will finish testing on Wednesday, April 14 at 8:00 a.m. Parents will be informed regarding this).

Note:  Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen with approved College Board testing accommodations may test over 2-days.  Counselors/Case Managers will contact students/parents before April 13 and 14 regarding this matter.  Students need to check their school email for testing information.

Room assignments are posted by the Assessment Center, room 143.  Students need to check their room assignment BEFORE Tuesday, April 13.

Note:  Seniors who did NOT take a fall SAT with essay on a September 23 or October 27 will not attend school on Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14.

These assessment days are important for all Prospect students.  Please encourage your children to get a good night's rest and a nourishing breakfast in order to maximize test performance.  Students need to bring a current photo ID, at least two number 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils), approved calculator, and snack/drink for the break.

Please remember, students are NOT allowed to bring any electronic devices or cell phones into the testing room nor use them during the breaks.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding testing, please contact our Assessment Supervisor, Mrs. Janice Sokolik, at (847) 718 5413 or janice.sokolik@d214.org.

 

SAT Subject Tests

SAT Subject Tests are offered to aid college placement in specific subject areas and they are optional. Students may choose from the following: Literature, U.S. History, World History, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and foreign language tests. For some Juniors and Seniors, it may be a good idea to take the subject test after AP Testing.  Please discuss this with your AP Teacher. 

Target Population

Predominantly college-bound 11th and 12th grade students.  

Fee

  • SAT only - approximately $50
  • Subject Area Tests - approximately $23-$66

If you want your scores sent to Prospect use our School Code, 143062.

Click here for online registration for the SAT. You'll need a credit card in order to complete online registration .

 

ACT vs SAT

ACT vs. SAT - Which test should I take and why?

Peterson’s College Planner Comparison

How do SAT and ACT scores compare?

 

Note: The STATE SAT will be held at Prospect on Tuesday, April 13.

A Practice SAT will be administered to ALL Prospect Juniors on TBD during periods 1-5. They will have lunch during period 6. Periods 7 and 8 students will participate in a panel discussion.

The results of the Practice SAT will be reviewed with the Juniors in classes the week of February 8.

Please ask your Juniors to share their Practice SAT materials with you; we will NOT be mailing home this information.

The administration and staff of Prospect High School wish all of our JUNIORS well as they prepare for the State SAT with essay on Tuesday, April 13.

Juniors are automatically registered for this exam administered on a school day.

Students taking the SAT on a National Day (Saturday), register online at college board.com

Please Note:  Students who receive test accommodations as part of their IEP or 504 PLAN need to refer to Mrs. Christina Diaz (IEP) or Mrs. Lauren Collins (504) after registering online.  If you have questions, please refer to your case specialist.