Fall 2020 Testing
In early August, it was announced that ETHS will not be a test site for either the ACT or SAT assessments through December 2020 due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. ETHS understands that canceling or rescheduling assessment dates may cause difficulties for some students. The guiding principles of the ETHS Reopening Plan include maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff; maintaining our commitment to equity; and providing consistency and stability for all students and staff.
PSAT/NMSQT (Grade 11)
ETHS will not be offering the PSAT/NMSQT in October. The College Board has announced that it will offer the PSAT/NMSQT this winter, which will be used for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. ETHS is exploring offering the winter administration to our juniors. ETHS will share additional information when details are available.
SAT (Grades 11 and 12)
Currently, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is planning for an April administration of the SAT with Essay for all grade 11 and grade 12 students. The SAT is a graduation requirement as referenced in the Illinois School Code and ISBE Rule. In the event that ETHS cannot administer the SAT in the spring, we will work to ensure that students are in compliance with the graduation requirements.
- See the College Board's SAT Covid Update page for more information, how to contact College Board Customer Service, and how to Register for Saturday SAT Exams.
See the ACT's COVID update page for information, how to contact customer service, and frequently asked questions. You will also find information about test center cancellations and how to Register for Saturday ACT Exams.
As a result of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities are being flexible with their testing requirements, decision deadlines, and waiving standardized test scores from the application process for the high school class of 2021. Currently, over 1,450 accredited four year colleges and universities recognize that many students will not be able to access the SAT and ACT tests that are traditionally required in the admission process. According to FairTest, three fifths of four-year colleges and universities are test optional for the Fall 2021 admissions.
- Visit https://www.fairtest.org/university/optional for a list of test-optional colleges.
- Check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.