Testing/Exams

Important Dates

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - PSAT/NMSQT for all JUNIORS - (NO LATE START this day)
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 - PSAT 8/9 - Incoming student placement test for 8th graders.

Thursday, January 19th, 2023 - In-house PSAT for Juniors
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 - SAT with essay for Juniors, and PSAT 2-day testers Freshman & Sophomores
Thursday, April 13th, 2023 - PSAT for Freshmen AND Sophomores, SAT day two for 2-day accommodations testers

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.

Exams

Please check this page for all things AP 

and/or speak to your AP teachers with any questions.  

Exams

Juniors!

All Juniors will take the official State SAT with Essay on April 12th, 2023. More information to come!
April 13, 2023, 2nd day of testing for 2-day accommodations
** Date TBD for all Juniors take Illinois Science Assessment

SAT Basics and How to Prepare (Parent University Presentation)

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires that all students take the state administered SAT to graduate.

Test Prep Resources:

After-School SAT Prep Program
The SAT Prep program begins on February 1.
Who  Any juniors who would like additional skill-building and practice for the SAT

What  An 8 week prep class designed to address skills and content on the SAT

Where  At North on M/W or on Zoom on T/Th

When  February 1 through April 6 
M/W 3:45-5 P.M. in person at North
 or T/Th 7-8:15 P.M. on Zoom

      SAT Prep Class Schedule

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
--No money needed. It’s free for all Juniors.
--Registration closes January 27, 2023 at 11:59 P.M.

Need More Info? 
Contact Mrs. Johnson, kjohnson@d127.org
Contact Mrs. Sokolowski jsokolowski@d127.org

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 kjohnson@d127.org

Exams

9th & 10th Grade!

You will take a PSAT (practice SAT) on Thursday, April 13th at GNHS. (2-day testers start on April 12th) More information to come!

8th Graders!

The PSAT 8 for Incoming Freshmen will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at Grayslake North High School.

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. The fall PSAT 8/9 scores are now available via the CollegeBoard website. Please visit this link and have your student set up their CollegeBoard account. The student needs to access their CollegeBoard account throughout high school and beyond.