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PSAT-SAT ISA Testing Information (2020)

Reported by webmaster@ipsd.org on 1/31/20

January 2020

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
This spring Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 will be administering the College Board SAT Suite of Assessments. Freshmen will complete the PSAT 9, sophomores will complete the PSAT 10, and juniors will complete the SAT (with essay.) This year juniors will test on April 14 (limited freshmen, sophomores, and seniors in attendance), while freshmen and sophomores will be tested on April 15 (limited
juniors and seniors in attendance). Results of these assessments will be released in late May or early June and students can access results through their College Board account. Additional information regarding the SAT Suite of Assessments is available at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org .

Additional information for Juniors taking the SAT (with essay):
• Participation in the SAT is a state requirement for high school graduation.
• Juniors may elect to send their SAT scores to up to four colleges/universities at no charge. These colleges/universities must be identified on your student’s answer document on the day of testing using the four digit Score Reporting Code for each school. The list of codes are available at https://www.isbe.net/Documents/2020-sat-sasi.pdf and will be made available on testing day. (If students do not identify colleges/universities on test day, once scores are released, students can choose to send scores for a fee through their College Board account.)
• Juniors may elect to enter the College Board Student Search Service by calling 866-825-8051, sending an emai to SearchCustomerService@collegeboard.org or through their College Board accounts. The Student Search Service is a free program that helps students get connected with colleges, universities and nonprofit scholarship agencies. When you opt in, you are allowing nearly 1,700 colleges to send you information about their programs, admission criteria and financial aid.

Federal law requires that students also be tested in the subject of science once during high school. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has made changes to how Illinois schools comply with this regulation for the 2019-2020 school year. In previous years, students taking biology courses were assessed on life science content. Starting this spring ISBE will require the administration of the Illinois Science Assessment to
all juniors. The content of the assessment has been expanded to include life science, physical science, and earth and space science. The assessment is expected to take approximately two hours and will be administered in March.

Please contact your child’s guidance counselor should you have any additional questions concerning these assessments.

Charles Sprandel
Executive Director of Research and Assessment Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204

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