PSAT 8/9 and 9/10
These tests are in the SAT suite of assessments and required by the state of Illinois, serving as a checkpoint on progress at grade level and in relation to college and career goals. Tests are given in April. The school district takes care of student registration for the test. There is no cost. Students and teachers can use this information to pinpoint areas of mastery and growth. Both tests give projections of how a student may perform on the SAT test junior year. This test consists of the following tests: Reading, Writing & Language, & Math-calculator and non-calculator portion.
This optional test is given each fall (October) to juniors. The cost of this test is $17 and it is a national merit scholarship qualifying test for the juniors taking this test. The results of this test also include projections of how a student will perform on the SAT.
This test is given at Morton High School in the Spring as Illinois's college readiness exam. Please see the College Board web site for more information. Students can elect to take the test on additional national test dates at area high schools.
This college readiness test is given on national test dates. This test can be taken at MHS and at other places in the area such at Illinois Central College and Bradley University. For more information on ACT and to register for the test, go to www.actstudent.org. The ACT has also provided a database of college preferences for the writing portion of the ACT here: http://www.act.org/aap/writingpref/index.html
Advanced Placement Test (AP)
This optional test is given in May to juniors and seniors and there is a cost. Students can take tests in various content areas to obtain college credit and/or to be placed in higher level courses in a content area when they enter college. Students can test in various areas of study and usually choose tests based on collegiate course focus. There is a fall pre-registration for this test. This pre-registration is required so MHS can order the specific tests students want to take. Students and parents can contact the MHS counseling office for more information about the many AP tests available.
ICC Placement Test (Accuplacer)
This computer-based test (Reading/Writing and Math) is offered at MHS in the spring (February) and in the fall (October) each year. Students take this test if they plan to take an ICC dual credit course in a future semester. Seniors that plan to attend ICC following graduation also take this test to help with course placement. It is given at MHS as a convenience to families and there is not a charge. Students are also able to register and take this test at any time on ICC's campus by making an appointment at the link above!
Each and every day in class, students are preparing for standardized testing. MHS teachers provide a comprehensive and rigorous standards aligned curriculum to students. Make sure to master course content and material and you’ll be prepared when test day arrives. If attending a test preparation program will help to reduce your test anxiety or you are looking for a chance to review and refresh your memory, a wide variety of test preparation options are available. Here are a few links to help start the process of choosing the best option for you: