The world of AP Exams will be evolving this year, we will do our best to provide updates as frequently as possible. Please check this page for updates and/or speak to your AP teachers regarding all things AP.
** Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors.
** Saturday, October 23, 2021 - PSAT for 8th grade (incoming Freshmen)
Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The SAT also features an optional essay component, which some colleges will require. Questions throughout the assessments focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research. Most questions can be answered by exploring the College Board website.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires that all students take the state administered SAT to graduate.
More information will be forthcoming in terms of schedule, transportation, and details about test day the week prior to the exam.
Please know that all precautions and safety requirements from the IDPH and CDC will be in effect on this day. Therefore, students will need to take their exam with a mask on and there will be no snack provided this year. Students will have a staggered arrival and start time for temperature and symptom checks and will be kept in small pods (approximately 12 students) that will test and break together and not interact with any other groups. Students will all test in classrooms and will be socially distanced while testing.
Test Prep Resources:
Khan Academy: We highly recommend that all students take advantage of the free and personalized resources available through the Khan Academy. Students can link previous tests and get individualized practice material. In addition, the Khan Academy has hours of review videos, full-length practice tests, and numerous sample questions designed around each area of the SAT.
Schoology Resources: Our test preparation team has compiled a series of free resources available to all students. Some resources will be published on Schoology, and we offer a test prep class in the spring. If you have any trouble accessing these SAT resources, please contact Kim Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER-SCHOOL SAT PREP PROGRAM
More information to come in the spring
You Can Expect...
• Rigorous content-area instruction by GNHS teachers in all sections of the SAT, no essay instruction
• Test-taking strategies
• Materials will be provided
How to Register:
• Complete this Registration Form
• Pay the $100 fee online at the Grayslake North High School WebStore or in the
Bookstore by cash, check, or money order made out to GNHS
• Registration closes TBD
Need More Info? Contact Mrs. Johnson, email@example.com
Grayslake North will be hosting another optional in-house PSAT (practice SAT) for Juniors on January 26th, 2022.
We are looking forward to hosting Junior students for the State SAT with Essay exam at Grayslake North on April 13th, 2022. Please know that all precautions and safety requirements from the IDPH and CDC will be in effect on this day.
For those Juniors that were not able to take the Fall PSAT/NMSQT, we are planning a make-up opportunity on TBD. The PSAT/NMSQT is co-sponsored by College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It helps students prepare for the SAT and provides entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition conducted by NMSC.
More information regarding the PSAT/NMSQT and specific details on transportation and testing location will be sent home the week before testing.
The PSAT/NMSQT were redesigned to test the few things that research shows matter most for college readiness and success. Explore key features.
The PSAT 8 for Incoming Freshmen will be Saturday, October 23rd at Grayslake North High School. Details to come.
The PSAT 8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school—and it supports educators as they guide the way.