2013 Prairie State Achievement Exam
All students must take the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) in Spring of their Junior year as a requirement for graduation. The exam will be administered to the Class of 2014 on April 23, 2013 and April 24, 2013.
Juniors are strongly encouraged to create an online ACT Web Account at www.actstudent.org prior to PSAE testing. There is no cost to create this online account and it will allow a student to access their scores sooner, as well as easily send scores to colleges and universities. If a student waits until after PSAE testing, even if they create the ACT Web Account later, they will not be able to access their PSAE scores online.
JUNIORS click on the following links to download the PSAE WEEKLY COUNTDOWN TIP SHEETS:
Week 1 - ENGLISH
Week 2 - MATH
Week 3 - READING
Week 4 - SCIENCE
Week 5 - NIGHT BEFORE
Week 6 - WORKKEYS READING & SCIENCE
Week 7 - WORKKEYS APPLIED MATHMATICS
Week 8 - WRITING (not part of PSAE, but useful for National ACT testing)
PLEASE NOTE: It is strongly recommended that all Juniors consider taking the ACT PLUS WRITING during the National ACT testing date on June 8, 2013. WRITING will NOT be included as part of the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) testing in April per the State of Illinois. Please check with the colleges and universities that you are considering applying to in the fall to determine if they require the ACT PLUS WRITING.
TEST DAY INFORMATION:
DAY ONE: TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
7:25AM - 11:15AM EARLY DISMISSAL
The Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) is composed of two days of testing for all Juniors in the State of Illinois, and is a requirement for graduation. All Freshmen and Sophomores will participate in EPAS testing on Day One ONLY. Seniors do not attend school on Day One.
JUNIORS will take an official ACT on Day One. ACT will mail the scores home four to seven weeks after the test.
EPAS Testing (ACT's Educational Planning and Assessment System): These exams will be administered to all Freshmen and Sophomores:
SOPHOMORES will take a retired ACT (IACT).
FRESHMEN will take the PLAN, a test developed by ACT.
Both the PLAN and IACT are reliable predictors of performance on the ACT. Scores will be mailed home over the summer.
DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
JUNIORS ONLY 7:25AM - 10:20AM
CLASSES FOR ALL STUDENTS BEGIN AT 10:30AM
GOLD DAY SPECIAL SCHEDULE
JUNIORS only will be testing from 7:25 AM to 10:20 AM. All students will begin classes at 10:30 AM following a special Gold day schedule.
JUNIORS will take two WorkKeys exams, Reading for Information and Applied Mathmatics, plus the Illinois State Board of Education science test. Students will receive these test scores the following Fall.