Testing in District 86
HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS
Students experience a variety of assessments throughout their high school careers, from a casual pop quiz to national standardized tests, such as the ACT, PSAT, and Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Preparing students for all types of testing material, formats and environments is a major goal in District 86. Our mission is for all students to be able to showcase their skills and knowledge. We do not want the assessment to block the student from demonstrating mastery of the material. With the movement to computer-based assessments and with the increased rigor of course content, District 86 teachers are continually working to revise their lessons so that students will be prepared for these new tests.
Site-based tests, those created by a teacher or a team of teachers, are developed to measure a student's progress toward mastering the content and skill objectives of their courses. These assessments are designed to help students identify where they should go next in their learning. In addition, teachers and support personnel, such as counselors and administrators, review student performance indicators on major testing events in order to provide academic supports for students struggling to meet standards.
This section of the website highlights the major changes in the world of high school assessments. Further information can be found on the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South websites.