State Accountability Assessments in 2020 - 2021

The Illinois State Board of Education's testing requirements changed in July 2016. The following tests are now required:


Required for


Fall SAT All Seniors  class of 2021 will have the opportunity to take the SAT rescheduled assessment in the fall. 

September 23

October 14

Makeup testing: October 27

Two day testing with accommodation

September 24-25

October 15-16

Makeup date:October 26-27

SAT with essay

All juniors

Beginning with the class of 2018, juniors will be required to take the SAT in order to earn an Illinois public high school diploma (unless there is an IEP that specifies that the appropriate assessment is the DLM-AA). 

April 13 

(makeup testing April 27)

PSAT 8/9



All Freshman and Sophomores

Beginning in 2018-19 school year, the Illinois State Board of Education requires all freshman and sophomores to take the PSAT 8/9 or PSAT 10 (as designated by grade) in order to ensure accountability.

April 13

(makeup testing April 27)


DLM-Alternate Assessment Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors with IEPs that specify Alternate Assessment

Testing Window:

March 10 - May 5

ACCESS for ELLs English Language Learners who have not yet attained proficient scores on a prior year's ACCESS test

February 9

(makeup testing February 11)

Illinois Science Assessment

***Beginning in Spring 2020, all students who are grade 11 at the time of testing must participate in the ISA. This includes students who have participated in any ISA administration of course-based biology previously.

Testing Window:

March 11

(makeup testing March 19)