- SAT with Essay School Day
- Weekend SAT
- PSAT 10
- PSAT 8/9
- Illinois Science Assessment (ISA)
Below are the dates for the SAT with Essay School Day test, which is a graduation requirement in the State of Illinois. All current juniors will take this test. Please note: THE WEEKEND SAT DOES NOT COUNT FOR THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT.
Primary Test Date With Essay School Day: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Makeup Test Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
*Current grade 12 students without a valid grade 11 or 12 score or qualifying exemption from any previous ISBE-provided SAT with Essay School Day administration will be rostered to take SAT with Essay School Day in spring 2022
There is an optional test in October available to WAHS juniors, and new this year, to sophomores, too. On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, juniors and sophomores from West Aurora High School can elect to take the PSAT/NMSQT (a preliminary exam for the SAT), during the regular school day, periods 1-5.
Space for this exam is LIMITED. Once we reach our seating limit, you will be placed on a waitlist. Students interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT must register between August 16 -September 11*, online, at www.totalregistration.net/PSAT/140185. *(If a student is requesting testing accommodations, please be aware that the deadline for requesting accommodations is August 24.)
Students in grade 11 will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) in the Spring
March 6 - March 17
The ISA aligns with our new Illinois Learning Standards in science. This assessment helps families understand how well students are performing academically and see whether they are on track to succeed in college. The ISA represents Illinois’ commitment to preparing all students for college and careers, including in the high-demand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The assessment also satisfies federal accountability requirements.
ACCESS for ELLs® is the annual English language proficiency test designed to measure English language learners' social and academic proficiency in English for students in grades K-12 . The test will be online for students in grades 1-12. Students will continue to assess social and instructional English, as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, within the school context across the four language domains (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students in grades 4-12 will take the online version for all four domains.
The ACCESS test dates will be determined by December.