SAT and ACT National Saturday Exam Updates (week of June 1, 2020)
Colleges are being flexible with their testing requirements and decision deadlines. Please check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.
- College Board cancelled the June 6 SAT which includes any June accommodation special testing.
- Registration is now open for Fall 2020 SAT Exams, but priority is being given to some students. Students who registered for the June SAT can transfer their registration now to any available administration. Students in the class of 2020 or 2021 who do not have SAT scores can register now for August, September or October Tests. Later this week, registration for the August, September and October tests will open for all students.
- See College Board's SAT Covid Update page for more information.
- See District 214's SAT page for basic information about the SAT exam and when District 214 high schools plan to host the Saturday exams.
- All students registered for the June 13 ACT should have received an email from ACT with updates on test center availability and capacity.
- The June 13 ACT scheduled at Wheeling High School was cancelled.
- All June accommodation special testing has been cancelled at District 214 high schools.
- See ACT's Covid update page for updates, along with test center cancellations and frequently asked questions.
- District 214 was not scheduled to host the ACT exam on July 18. Check ACTs Covid update page or contact ACT directly with questions about the administration.
- Registration for Saturday ACT Exams for the 2020-2021 school year will open in July 2020.
- See District 214's ACT page for basic information about the ACT exam and when District 214 high schools plan to host the Saturday exams.
State Testing Updates Spring 2020
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) submitted a statewide waiver to the U.S. Department of Education to waive all federally required assessments for this school year. The federally waived assessments include the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, SAT, DLM and Illinois Science Assessment. The Illinois State Board of Education is working with the College Board on developing options to allow current 11th grade students to take the SAT in the fall. More information will be posted here as we learn more from ISBE.
Advanced Placement (AP) Online Exams Spring 2020
The majority of AP students have completed their online AP Exams. We are so proud of how well the students navigated their exams at home. We know it was so difficult to test in a completely different format.
- AP Late Exam Dates: June 1 - June 5. AP Late Exam schedule.(Look for the central time.)
- AP Exam Times: Start at 11am, 1pm, or 3pm central time depending on the test. (Students should start the login process 30 minutes before the exam start time.)
- AP results: Students will receive access to their AP scores starting on July 15. Scores will be released in the student College Board account. Students should sign in to their College Board account before scores are released to be sure they can access their account. If the student doesn't remember their username or password, they can recover them on the site. They shouldn't create a new account.
Below are some tips for District 214 students to try to minimize submission errors.
- Review College Board 2020 AP Testing Guide walks students through the AP Exam and preparation.
- Students should review and understand each of the submission guidelines from College Board before testing.
- Review College Board AP Online Exam Troubleshooting Tips
- Start the login process 30 minutes before the exam start time. If students are having trouble starting the login process, College Board recommended refreshing the browser. However, once the exam starts, should should NOT refresh their browser.
- Utilize the full 5 minutes on the timer to prepare and submit their response. During the exam, students will see a timer at the bottom of the screen showing how much time remains to create and submit the response, Keep that timer visible. The timer will turn red during the last 5 minutes, to signify students to start the submission process.
- Once a student clicks submit, the response may continue to transfer, depending on bandwidth. This is fine. Students will move on to the next question, even while the first question continues to transfer, so long as Submit was clicked before time ran out on the first question. If the response continues to transfer after the exam ends, the student should wait for an on-screen message confirming that the exam is complete before closing the browser or exiting the exam.
- Once If the student never sees, "Your AP Exam is Complete", the student should receive information on how to submit by email.
District 214 Information to provide extra support for students and parents:
More specific information for each AP subject can be found on College Board's website, AP Updates for Schools Affected by Coronavirus.