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 Standardized Testing Information


 ACT/SAT Test Dates

PLAN:  Administered to all sophomores at Hinsdale South, free of charge. The PLAN assesses academic development in writing, math, reading and scientific reasoning. Results include an estimated ACT score.

PSAT/MNSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test): Recommended for all juniors and selected sophomores. Students register (for a fee) at Hinsdale South to take the test on a Saturday in October. Results include an estimated SAT score.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery):  Offered free of charge by the Armed Services to all interested sophomore, junior and senior students. The test graphs both vocational aptitude and career interest and correlates scores to occupations in the armed forces.

PSAE (Prairie State Achievement Exam):  Annual assessment of all high school juniors in Illinois. The two day testing includes an ACT that can be used for college application purposes, but not for the NCAA Clearinghouse. The test is administered during the school day, there is no charge.

ACT (American College Test) (Student site - Parent site - Educator site):  One of two college admissions tests, usually taken in spring of the junior year and fall of the senior year. Students register via mail or on the internet, there is a fee. 

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test):  One of two college admissions tests, usually taken in spring of the junior year and fall of the senior year. Students register via mail or on the internet, there is a fee.

AP (Advanced Placement):  Tests which allow seniors the opportunity to receive college credit for advanced high school work. Students register to take the tests in the spring of the year they are taking an AP class. There is a fee for each test.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program):  You may earn college credit for knowledge gained through courses or life experience.

Hinsdale South High School | 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road | Darien, Illinois 60561 | Phone: (630) 468-4000 | Attendance Line: (630) 468-4555