In addition to serving as a testing center for national administrations of the ACT, SAT and AP exams, OPRFHS administers standardized tests to all students in grades 8, 9, 10 and 11. These tests serve several purposes.  They provide information to students and their families on the student's progress toward college and career readiness and help students prepare for their college entrance exams.  They also provide the school with objective measures by which to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.

The standardized testing schedule for 2016-17 has a number of changes from previous years. The changes are summarized below:

Grade Level Prior Assessments, Including State-mandated Tests (marked with *) New Assessments, Including State-mandated Tests (marked with *)
 8

EXPLORE (ACT product, phased out)

OPRFHS math and world language tests

  • Star Math and Reading Assessments
  • OPRFHS math and world language tests
9 PLAN (ACT product, phased out)

PSAT 8/9

Illinois Science Assessment* (for students enrolled in Biology or Models of Biology)

10 I-ACT (Retired ACT)

PSAT 10

Illinois Science Assessment* (for students enrolled in Algebra and/or Biology/Models of Biology)

11 PSAE* (Included ACT) SAT*