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SAT

COVID-19 Update - Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, District 218 has cancelled the October 24, 2020 ACT and the November 7, 2020 SAT at all CHSD 218 buildings. We will determine the safety of a December SAT administration in the coming weeks. 12th Grade students should see information below regarding state-mandated SAT testing.
 
Assessment Name
  • School Day SAT with Essay
 
Vendor/Overseen by
  • College Board
  • Illinois State Board of Education
 
Testing Date(s) for 2020-2021 School Year
  • October 14, 2020 (12th grade only)
  • April 13, 2021
 
Students Taking
  • 11th grade students
  • 12th grade students (Class of 2021, see below)
 
Purpose and Description
  • Used as a standards-based assessment of student learning in ELA and math
  • Used as a college entrance exam
  • Mandated by ISBE (used for accountability and evaluation of district/school)
  • Administered as paper-pencil assessment with some technological accommodations for specific students
  • Pursuant to Section 2-3.64a-5 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes the SAT is a graduation requirement
 
Estimated Time
  • 4.5 hours
 
Interpreting Scores
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section Score
  8th grade PSAT 8/9 9th grade PSAT 8/9  10th grade PSAT 10 11th grade PSAT 10 11th grade SAT
meets or exceeds 390-720 410-720 430-760 460-760 480-800
<1 grade level below 370-380 390-400 410-420 430-450 460-470
>1 grade level below 120-360 120-380 160-400 160-420 200-450
 
Math Section Score
  8th grade PSAT 8/9 9th grade PSAT 8/9 10th grade PSAT 10 11th grade PSAT 10 11th grade SAT
meets or exceeds 430-720 450-720 480-760 510-760 530-800
<1 grade level below 410-420 430-440 450-470 480-500 500-520
>1 grade level below 120-400 120-420 160-440 160-470 200-500
 
 
12th Grade Students (Class of 2021)
Students in the Class of 2021 were unable to take the SAT during the 2019-2020 school year as expected due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. ISBE has reinstated its mandate that all Illinois high school students take the SAT in order to graduate, including for the Class of 2021. Any 12th grade students who did not test on October 14, 2020 MUST test on April 13, 2021 in order to graduate. Please see this email for more information. Please see this announcement from ISBE for more information
 
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