State SAT


  • Purpose:

    To provide a college entrance exam at no cost to LTHS 11th grade students in a familiar setting.
    Who takes the State SAT?
    All 11th grade students who attend a public high school in the state of Illinois.
    For 2020-2021 only, all 12th grade students who attend a public high school in the state of Illinois, in order to meet the graduation requirement.
    Is the Illinois State SAT optional or required?
     The State SAT test is a graduation requirement for 11th grade students.
    What areas does the Illinois State SAT test cover?
    PLEASE NOTE: The State SAT will no longer include the essay portion.

    The test is made up of three multiple choice sections: 

    • Reading Test (part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section): reading passages and answer multiple choice questions based on the passages.  The Reading Test always includes:
      • One passage from a classic or contemporary work of U.S. or world literature.
      • One passage or a pair of passages from either a U.S. founding document or a text in the great global conversation they inspired. The U.S. Constitution or a speech by Nelson Mandela, for example.
      • A selection about economics, psychology, sociology, or some other social science.
      • Two science passages (or one passage and one passage pair) that examine foundational concepts and developments
    • Writing and Language Test  (part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section): read, find mistakes and weaknesses, and fix them.  Questions are based on passages.
    • Math Test (divided into 2 portions: Math Test-Calculator and Math Test-No Calculator):  The Math test focuses on 3 areas of math that play a role in a range of college majors and careers:
    •              Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
    •              Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about being quantitatively literate.
    •              Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.
    •              The Math Test also includes geometry and trigonometry questions that are relevant to college and career readiness.




  • Test Date:  
    • April 13, 2021 for student who test under standard-time 
    • April 13, 2021 and April 14, 2021 for students who test with accommodations

     Registration Deadline:  Not applicable, LTHS will register the entire junior class for this test.

    How do I register for the State SAT test?
    Registration for the State SAT test is handled by the school.  There is no registration necessary by students or parents.  Juniors may complete the non-test portions of their answer sheet in one of their classes. At that time, students will have the opportunity to list up to four colleges or universities where they would like their test scores sent. 
    What do I do if I missed the State SAT test?
    Students will be able to take a make-up test if they are absent on the original test date. Students will be dismissed from class and should report to the testing location (TBD) at 7:45 a.m. at North Campus.  The date of the make-up test is April 27, 2021.


  • Test Location:  
    The State SAT test will be administered at LTHS North Campus and LTHS South Campus.  The test campus and room location assignments will be sent via email on April 1, 2021.  Students must report to their testing rooms by 7:45 a.m.
    What should I bring on test day? 
    Students need to bring their photo ID, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and a calculator. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THE PHOTO ID.


  • How do I receive my State SAT scores?