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Mundelein High School participates in many different assessment programs. Please follow the links above for more information regarding specific tests.

STAR testing

Testing Link

Testing & Curriculum News

    Prepare now for fall 2014 ACT test dates by taking a CLC Xplore! class this summer:
  • "Improve Your ACT Score" classes begin July 21 (Grayslake) or July 22 (Southlake)
  • "Writing for the ACT" begins July 25 (Grayslake)
  • Click here for class details
  • Call Call (847) 543-2022 for more information

8th 9th 10th

 ACT Standardized Exams


Each year, Mundelein High School administers standardized exams from ACT. Students take the first exam in this series, the EXPLORE exam, as part of the 8th grade placement process. 9th grade students participate in the second exam in this series, the PLAN exam. The PLAN exam is directly aligned with the ACT exam, which every 11th grade student takes as part of the Illinois Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE).



8th Grade: EXPLORE 

2013-2014 Letter Home to Parents
English and Spanish Versions
Explore

9th Grade: PLAN

2014 Letter Home to Parents:
English & Spanish

10th Grade: Practice ACT

2014 Letter Home to Parents:
English & Spanish
 
 

QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding either the PLAN, EXPLORE, or Practice ACT exams, contact:
Anthony Kroll at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1326
 

PSAE

 11th Grade: Prarie State Achievement Exam

 
2014 PSAE Information



The PSAE is a statewide high school achievement test for 11th grade students. State legislation requires students take the PSAE in order to receive a high school diploma, unless the student is exempt from taking the test. Furthermore, students will not be promoted to grade 12 until the student has taken the PSAE.

The PSAE assesses the progress of both high schools and individual students in meeting the Illinois Learning Standards and tests the following three academic subjects:
  • reading
  • mathematics*
  • science
*Students may use a scientific calculator on the math sections of the PSAE.

QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding the PSAE, contact:
James Ongtengco at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1260

 

ACT

11th Grade: ACT





 

  • The ACT is administered to all Mundelein High School students as part of the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) during April.
2011 PSAE Letter Home to Parents
English Version / Spanish Version
 
  • Students desiring to take the ACT additional times may register on their own to do so. The National ACT test is administered on the following dates at Mundelein High School during the 2011 - 2012 school year. If you are interested in more information or would like to register for an exam date, please visit www.actstudent.org.

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 21, 2013 August 23, 2013 August 24 – September 6, 2013
October 26, 2013 September 27, 2013 September 28 – October 11, 2013
December 14, 2013 November 8, 2013 November 9 - 22, 2013
February 8, 2014 January 10, 2014 January 11 –  24, 2014
April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8 – 21, 2014
June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10 – 23, 2014

ACT Preparation

  Discovery Learning Institute hosts ACT preparation courses for MHS students.
 


 

QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding the PSAE, contact:
James Ongtengco at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1260

For additional information regarding the National ACT exam, contact the ACT/SAT Coordinator:
Tracy Carlosn at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1291
 

MAP

NWEA MAP Assessment


It takes more than a measure of height to track your child’s growth. You probably use many different kinds of measures – a bathroom scale, birthday pictures, and increasing clothing sizes as your child has grown and matured. Classroom test scores and ACT are not the only evaluation Mundelein High School uses to measure progress of your child. MHS also uses the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment.

No single test can give a full picture of your child’s knowledge and skills. The MAP assessment provides one measure of the whole picture. MHS is beginning its third year using this assessment to determine how your child is progressing. MAP is a computerized adaptive test that tailors the test to a student’s achievement level based on the abilities of each individual student. The computerized system adjusts the difficulty level of the questions based on the pattern of correct and incorrect answers. From the scores, teachers can see where strengths and deficiencies lie with each student. Using these scores, teachers and students can work together to strengthen and improve those skills that need reinforcement.



Student Population

Primarily, Mundelein High School uses MAP testing for all students who have Individual Education Plans (IEP) and 9th grade students entering at the Introduction to Algebra or English 1 Essentials course. Testing typically will occur in September and April. However, an additional test window can be utilized in January if necessary. Students taking MAP tests may be assessed in mathematics, reading, or language usage.

Student Score Range and RIT Score

MAP assessments provide an RIT (Rasch Unit) student score range for your child and is a measure of individual achievement. You will notice there is a score range of three points on either side of the RIT score with the actual RIT score in bold print. The range indicates the possible variation in the RIT score that would be likely if the MAP assessment was taken again in a reasonably close time period.

District Average RIT and Norm Group Average

The district average RIT score indicates the average score of all students taking the test in District 120. The norm group average indicates the average score of all students in the nation at the same grade level taking the test at the same time of the year. The national norms include results from more than 3 million students in school districts representing all 50 states and 29 countries.

Student Growth/Typical Growth

Once MHS has a full year of growth to assess, you will see an indicator of student growth and typical growth in the RIT score compared to the RIT score from the testing session a year ago. Just as a doctor has a chart showing the most common height of people at certain ages, the typical growth is a comparison of other students in the nation in the same grade at the same time.

Student Percentile Range

The percentile range that is indicated on the Student Progress Report tells you how your child is doing compared nationally to other students in the same grade. For example, if your 9th grader has a percentile score of 81% in math, your child scored better than 81% of 9th graders nationally who have taken the MAP test.

Goals Performance

You will notice that both math and reading have goal performance indicators that provide even further information on how your child performed in the various goal areas tested for each subject area. The goal area performance indicators help you and your child’s teacher get a picture of your child’s strengths and areas needing more attention.

The Lexile range is located in the reading section of his/her report. A Lexile text measure is a value assigned to a book. This value is based on the difficulty level and the sentence length. A Lexile does not take into account whether the content of a book would be appropriate for your child, so a Lexile cannot be the only factor in selecting books. The Lexile range provides information on the difficulty of text that can be understood by the child 75% of the time. Lexile scores are reported in 150 point ranges.

Lexiles are helpful because targeting reading material to your child’s reading level improves comprehension and motivation. The Lexile range helps identify text that is "just right" for your reader. However, it is important to note that text that is "too easy" or "too hard" may be okay for a targeted purpose or for the opportunity for your child to simply be free to select books that seem interesting or fun to read.

Text that is below the Lexile range or "too easy" may be used on occasion to build fluency (speed and accuracy) or when reading high-interest materials for fun and relaxation or even for a specific instructional purpose. Text that is above the Lexile ronge3 or "too hard" may be used when you read to your child to develop listening comprehension and provide exposure to difficult content and concepts. Also, it may be fine for a child to stretch and try something hard because the topic is so interesting. Text that is "just right" or within the Lexile range is best used for instruction and independent reading. Your child will understand most of what he reads, but still be challenged to learn new vocabulary and practice comprehension skills.

More information on Lexile can be found at: www.lexile.com

 

QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding MAP testing, contact:
Anthony Kroll at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1326
 

AP

Advanced Placement Course and Testing Information


CollegeBoard

CollegeBoard Links:

  • General AP Information
  • 2013-2014 CollegeBoard Bulletin for AP Students and Parents
  • Students must create an account with College Board at www.apscore.org  in order to access AP scores online.

    For the first time ever, AP scores will only be available online.  Scores will not be sent to the student’s home.  Students are requested to submit their email address on the exam answer sheet.   College Board will send an email notification describing how to access the AP scores.
 

Mundelein High School AP News:


Mundelein High School offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement Courses in these areas of study:

Art Design Art Drawing
American Government and Politics Biology
Calculus AB Calculus BC
Chemistry Computer Science
Economics English Language
English Literature Environmental Science
European History French
Music Theory Psychology
Spanish Statistics
United States History World History

 

2014 Exam Calendar - Week 1
Date Morning - 8 a.m. Afternoon - 12 p.m.
Monday
May 5
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Psychology
Tuesday
May 6
Computer Science A
Spanish Language
Studio Art Portfolios
Wednesday
May 7
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chinese Language and Culture
Thursday
May 8
English Literature and Composition Japanese Language and Culture
Latin
Friday
May 9
English Language and Composition Statistics
 
 
2014 Exam Calendar - Week 2
 Date Morning - 8 a.m. Afternoon - 12 p.m. Afternoon - 2 p.m.
Monday
May 12
Biology
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism†
Tuesday
May 13
U.S. Government and Politics French Language and Culture
Human Geography
 
Wednesday
May 14
German Language and Culture
United States History
European History  
Thursday
May 15
Macroeconomics
World History
Microeconomics
Italian Language and Culture
 
Friday
May 16
Comparative Government and Politics
Spanish Literature and Culture
   

QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding the AP exams, contact:
James Ongtengco at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1402

 

PSAT / NMSQT

PSAT/NMSQT



The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
 
It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.


Benefits of PSAT/NMSQT:
Reach Your College Goals (for students)
Help Your Teenager Get on the Path to College (for parents)


Sign Up:
Please sign up to take the PSAT/NMSQT starting September 23, 2013 in the CCRC.

Practice:
Official Student Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT.  This booklet has information about the different sections of the test and a practice test.

 
 

About the PSAT/NMSQT?

 Visit www.collegeboard.com for more information. 

 When:

October 19, 2013

 Length:

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes (test with breaks)

 Cost:  Free to student but students must pre-register
What to Bring: No. 2 pencils and eraser
Approved calculator


 

SAT

SAT 

 SAT Test
SAT Registration and Information: go to www.collegeboard.com  

 

SAT Date SAT Subject Tests Available Register-By Date Late Registration
Mail
Phone/
Online
October 5, 2013
Subject Tests
Sept. 6, 2013
Sept.19,
2013
Sept.19
2013
November 2, 2013
Subject Tests
Oct. 3, 2013
Oct.18,
2013
Oct 18,
2013
December 7, 2013
Subject Tests
Nov. 8, 2013
Nov. 22,
2013
Nov. 22,
2013
January 25, 2014
Subject Tests
Dec. 27, 2013
Jan. 10,
2014
Jan. 10,
2014
May 3, 2014
Subject Tests
Apr. 4, 2014
Apr. 18,
2014
Apr. 18,
2013
June 7, 2014
Subject Tests
May 9, 2014
May 23,
2014
May 23,
2014



Additional fees
apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.

Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.
 

QUESTIONS

For additional information regarding the SAT exam, contact the ACT/SAT Coordinator:
Tracy Carlson at (847) 949-2200 ext. 1291
 



NameAscending SortJob TitlePhoneContact
Gorman, Stacey Director of Curriculum 847-949-2200 Ext. 1592
Ness, Jan Director of Curriculum Secretary 847-949-2200 Ext. 1303

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