2020-21 State SAT School Day for OPRFHS Juniors
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has implemented the SAT as a required college-readiness test for all juniors. The SAT our students take at school can be used for college admissions, as nearly every college and university that requires a test score accepts SAT. All public high school juniors must take the SAT School Day in order to earn a high school diploma, unless the student has an IEP that specifies the DLM-Alternate Assessment. School code also requires the scores from the state-mandated college readiness assessment to be placed on students’ transcripts. SAT scores will be shown on the transcript, unless parents request that the score be removed. More information about that process is available here.
Click here for SAT School Day Student Guide (Students read SAT Terms and Conditions page 51-56)
Need a graphing calculator on exam day? Request a calculator by fill out the request form by clicking here
The State SAT date is April 13, 2021. Makeup testing will take place on Tuesday, April 27. Students approved by College Board to test with doble time accommodations will test over two days.
All classes will be meet remotely on April 13, 2021 for Freshman, Sophomores, and Senior.
No registration is required. All Juniors will automatically be registered for test through school.
Saliva testing is required for all students who enter the building
To be eligible to test, follow this process:
- Parent/guardian provides consent in Skyward. Instructions on how to give consent through Skyward click here. (Having trouble accessing your Skyward Family Access account? Email email@example.com)
- Pick up your saliva test kit prior to April 8. Kits available to be picked up Mondays - Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enter through the Welcome Center door #4. NOTE: The consent form must be completed in order to pick up a test kit.
- Collect your saliva sample. Instructions can be found by clicking here. VERY IMPORTANT: Barcode label must be placed on the vial vertically.
- Drop off your saliva sample at any of the seven drop-off locations on Thursday, April 8, or Friday, April 9, before 5:00 p.m. Click here for drop box locations.
- On the morning of exam day, fill out the Health Self-Certification. The first parent listed in Skyward will receive the Health Self-Certification email daily at 4:00 a.m.
Failure to follow saliva test directions or failing the Health Self-Certification will make students ineligible to come into the building on test day. Students will have another opportunity to drop-off saliva test for April 27 makeup date for standard testing. More information will be shared about saliva test dropp-off date and time for April 27 exam day.
Things to bring on exam day
- School ID or State ID
- At least two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- Calculator. Find the full list of College Board approved calculators here
- Facemask – We will have extra if they break or if one is needed before entering the building See CDC Your Guide to Mask
- Epinephrine auto-injectors or asthma inhailer for those who require this
- Water bottle (water fountains will remain closed)
- You may bring a backpack to hold these items
Things to leave at home
Any device, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content
- Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
- iPods or other MP3 players
- iPads or other tablet devices
- Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
- Any texting device
- Cameras or any other photographic equipment
- Separate timers of any type
- Protractors, compasses, rulers
- Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
- Food (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities
If student bring cellphones to school they will be asked to turn them in to the proctor before test begins. Cell phones should be off at all time. Students should not be using phone during testing or during break.
Length of test
SAT School Day will not include essay for school year 2021.
Students may choose to fill the Student Search Service® online through student College Board account, click here for details.
Please contact Mrs. Mayra Delgado (434-3517 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the SAT School Day.
For students with IEP or 504 Plans, OPRFHS has submitted requests for testing accommodations to College Board and will implement all approved testing accommodations. Please contact Ms. Margaret Collins, Administrative Assistant for Testing Accommodations, at (708) 434-3121 if you have any questions about your child's test accommodations.
Students are not allowed to have cell phones in the testing room. Please reinforce this important information with your junior child. Cell phones should remain locked in lockers or left at home on the day of the test.