Fall/Winter Testing 2020-21

  • 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) - Update 12/17/2020

    ETHS will not be offering the PSAT/NMSQT in January 2021. An Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program is available to grade 11 students. Please review and complete the alternate entry information to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program without taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). 

    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 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.