2018 - 2019 BHS ASSESSMENT
This year we will be testing in the fall and the spring.
Juniors - PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Corporation) on October 10, 2018
PSAT/NMSQT® is used as an initial screening of entrants in its annual competitions as well as other scholarships and recognition programs. It measure skills in three academic areas: critical reading, mathematics and writing skills.
Sophomores - PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Corporation) on October 10, 2018
Administration of the PSAT/NMSQT® for sophomores will give them the opportunity to familize themselves with the content and structure of the PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT, providing them a valuable experience.
Freshmen - PSAT 8/9 on October 10, 2018
The PSAT 8/9 will give Freshmen the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the SAT and gain valuable feedback to help them be successful.
SAT with Essay - All Juniors
Beginning with the 2016 - 2017 school year, the State of Illinois has added the SAT as a requirement for graduation. Participation is required for promotion to grade 12. BHS will administer the SAT to Juniors on April 09, 2019. This is the only day BHS will be administering the SAT, so attendance is important.
PSAT - (10 - All Sophomores & 8/9 All Freshmen)
This practice test will prepare students for the SAT and provide the school with valuable information. This gives students a first hand look at the state required SAT. If a student is absent on April 09, 2019, they will NOT be able to make-up the test. Students will NOT be released prior to the end of the testing day.
College Board, the makers of the PSAT and SAT, have partnered with Khan Academy to offer official SAT practice, students get a 100% free, personalized practice in this world-class SAT preparation. With the Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, students will get presonalized plan tailored to their strengths and weaknesses based on their previous PSAT/NMSQT® or SAT results. More about Khan Academy here.