Updates for Schools Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

State Testing Updates 

Colleges are being flexible with their testing requirements and decision deadlines. Please check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.

SAT Updates

·       College Board cancelled the June 6 SAT which includes any June accommodation special testing.

·       Registration is now open for Fall 2020 SAT Exams, but priority is being given to some students. Students who registered for the June SAT can transfer their registration now to any available administration. Students in the class of 2020 or 2021 who do not have SAT scores can register now for August, September or October Tests. Later this week, registration for the August, September and October tests will open for all students.

·       See College Board's SAT Covid Update page for more information.

See District 214's SAT page for basic information about the SAT exam and when District 214 high schools plan to host the Saturday exams.

State Testing Updates Spring 2020

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) submitted a statewide waiver to the U.S. Department of Education to waive all federally required assessments for this school year. The federally waived assessments include the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, SAT, DLM and Illinois Science Assessment. The Illinois State Board of Education is working with the College Board on developing options to allow current 11th grade students to take the SAT in the fall. More information will be posted here as we learn more from ISBE.



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, visitwww.collegeboard.com/parents/tests.

Most colleges and universities accept both the ACT and SAT.  

Please check the Assessment Calendar to see which high school in District 214 will administer the SAT.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 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 14, 2020 - Testing for all juniors will occur from 8:15 a.m. to 1:50 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 15 at 8:15 a.m. (Note:  some freshmen and sophomores with approved College Board accommodations will begin testing on Tuesday, April 14 and finish on Wednesday, April 15. Parents have been informed regarding this.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Testing for all freshmen and sophomores will occur from 8:15 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 15 at 8:15 a.m. Parents have been 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 14/15 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 14.

Note:  Seniors wil not attend school on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15.

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.  


  • SAT only - approximately $50
  • Subject Area Tests - approximately $23-$66
SAT Dates  Test Registration Deadline Locations
August 24, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests July 26, 2019 BG, JH, 
October 5, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests September 6, 2018 RM
November 2, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests October 3, 2019 JH, PHS
December 7, 2019 SAT & Subject Tests November 8, 2019 W
March 14, 2020 SAT Only February 14, 2020 W
June 1, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests May 2, 2020 N/A


If you want your scores sent to Prospect use our School Code, 143-062.

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



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SAT Test Prep Seminar Information

SAT Test Prep Seminar online registration will be open January 9 and closes January 24, 2019.

Prospect's Test Prep Seminar offers a comprehensive approach for preparing students to take the SAT.

  • enables students to apply and practice proven strategies that improve results
  • focuses on developing the ability to solve problems, draw conclusions, make inferences, and think analytically
  • provides assignments that solidify skills

Students will learn how the SAT is scored and develop test-taking strategies to help improve their scores.

Strategies for taking the SAT differ from those that are appropriate for the ACT.

This seminar is not an individualized tutorial.  It is a review of the course content that students have been exposed to in their high school classes.

Prospect offers two sessions, register for one session:


Session I -

Tuesday Evenings 

5:50 - 9:25 p.m.  February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5

Session II -

Wednesdays After School

3:20 - 6:55 p.m.  February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6


Please contact Mrs. Maureen Seul at (847) 718-5414 or maureen.seul@d214.org if you have any questions.



Note: The STATE SAT will be held at Prospect on Tuesday, April 14.

A Practice SAT will be administered to ALL Prospect Juniors on Thursday, January 9th 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 4.

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 14.

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.