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Public Act 100-465​PDF Document established the Illinois Invest in Kids Act. The Act includes a five-year tax credit scholarship program for eligible students who attend qualified non​public schools in Illinois.

A portion of the Act requires that scholarship recipients shall be annually assessed at the qualified school where the student attends school in the same manner in which students that attend public schools are annually assessed pursuant to Section 2-3.64a5 of the School Code and that such qualified schools shall pay costs associated with this requirement.​

If, for any reason, a scholarship recipient is unable to be tested, school staff must maintain detailed documentation as to why the student did not test. Documentation for scholarship recipients who did not test must be submitted along with scores for all other scholarship recipients who did test.

FAQ for Administrators and Test Coordinators​PDF Document

 Practice Resources

Big Future - College Planning Program from College BoardPDF Document

December 5-9, 2022: Official SAT® Practice and the SAT® Suite Question Bank Refresher Webinar
College Board is excited to provide a review of Official SAT® Practice on Khan Academy that focuses on using coach tools and accessing personalized practice, along with a review of how to access and use the SAT® Suite Question Bank.
  • Official SAT® Practice and the SAT® Question Bank Refresher WebinarRegistrationPDF Document
  • Official SAT® Practice and the SAT® Question Bank Refresher WebinarPresentation​PDF Document

The College Board offers many free ways to practice.

 SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 Toolkit Resources

 2023-2024 SAT w/ Essay Information

 2023-2024 PSAT 10 Information

  • College Board Webinar: How to Practice for the SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9
    Instructional leaders were provided with tools to help facilitate student practice for the spring SAT Suite of Assessments.
    • College Board Webinar: How to Practice for the SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9Presentation
    • Recording for Feb. 13, 14 and 15 College Board Webinar: How to Practice for the SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9
  • College Board in-person Workshops: Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Test Coordinators
    During the in-person workshops, College Board provided details regarding how test coordinators and their teams can best manage pre-test, test-day, and post-test day activities.
    • Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Test Coordinators Workshop Presentation
    • Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Test Coordinators Workshop Recording
  • November 28, 29, and 30, 2023: College Board Webinars: Spring 2024 Digital Overview for SSD Coordinators
  • November 28, 29, and 30, 2023: College Board Webinars: Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Technology Coordinators
  • College Board Webinar: Digital Implementation Overview for Administrators
  • IIKA SAT w/ Essay and PSAT Comparison Sheet 2023-24PDF Document
  • Digital Testing OverviewPDF Document
  • Spring 2024 General Timeline for PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10PDF Document
  • 2024 -- PSAT 10 TESTING DATES for Grade 10
    • Online: March 18, 2024 (earliest) – April 26, 2024 (latest)

 2023-2024 PSAT 8/9 Information

  • College Board Webinar: How to Practice for the SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9
    Instructional leaders were provided with tools to help facilitate student practice for the spring SAT Suite of Assessments.
    • College Board Webinar: How to Practice for the SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9Presentation
    • Recording for Feb. 13, 14 and 15 College Board Webinar: How to Practice for the SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9
  • College Board in-person Workshops: Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Test Coordinators
    During the in-person workshops, College Board provided details regarding how test coordinators and their teams can best manage pre-test, test-day, and post-test day activities.
    • Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Test Coordinators Workshop Presentation
    • Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Test Coordinators Workshop Recording
  • November 28, 29, and 30, 2023: College Board Webinars: Spring 2024 Digital Overview for SSD Coordinators
  • November 28, 29, and 30, 2023: College Board Webinars: Spring 2024 Digital Overview for Technology Coordinators
  • College Board Webinar: Digital Implementation Overview for Administrators
  • IIKA SAT w/ Essay and PSAT Comparison Sheet 2023-24PDF Document
  • Digital Testing OverviewPDF Document
  • Spring 2024 General Timeline for PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10PDF Document
  • 2024 -- PSAT 8/9 TESTING DATES for Grade 9
    • Online: March 18, 2024 (earliest) – April 26, 2024 (latest)​​​​​

 2023-2024 IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) Information

 2023-2024 ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) Information

  • The Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) is no longer a requirement for IIKA scholarship recipients for the 2023-24 School Year.​

 2022-2023 Archived Information

General Information

SAT w/ Essay​

PSAT 10 Information

PSAT 8/9 Information

IAR

Illinois Science Assessment for Grades 5, 8, and 11

​The Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) is a web-based annual summative test given by ISBE to students in grades 5, 8, and 11 across the state of Illinois. Beginning in Spring 2023, the ISA will be given to Illinois Invest in Kids Act scholarship recipients in grades 5, 8, and 11. Rostering of the grade 5 and 8 students will be done by ISBE from the Pearson roster upload. Rostering of grade 11 students will come from the SAT w/Essay List and be completed by ISBE. 

The following are key dates for the ISA:
If you are interested in perusing information from prior testing years, that can be found at the following site: https://www.isbe.net/isa​.  This site will be updated with 2023 test information in January. The information below is a high-level check list of the steps required to facilitate the ISA to your students. Detailed information will be provided during the February online seminar and on the ISBE.net/isa webpage​.

 2021-2022 Archived Information

​​IAR Information 

PSAT Information

SAT Information

 2020-2021 Archived Information

  • 2020-21 State Assessment Dates​ (Invest in Kids Act)​PDF Document​​
  • IAR Waiver​ Request - It is ISBE’s expectation that Invest in Kids schools will deliver the IAR online unless there are technology capacity issues or a religious prohibition on technology. There is a waiver request to administer paper and it requires documentation of the technology issues that prevent you from online assessment.​ ​​

2020-2021 IAR Timeline and Training

2020-2021 PSAT/SAT Timeline and Training

2020-2021 PSAT/SAT Manuals, Student Guides, and Answer Sheet Instructions​​​

2020-2021 Resources

 2019-2020 Archived Information

News And Updates

Resources and Documents

Presentations and Webinars 

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