PLAN - Grade 9
All freshmen will take the PLAN test in the spring. The PLAN measures basic academic development in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. PLAN helps identify career interests and relates these to educational and training requirements. It measures knowledge of effective study skills and give students the opportunity to indicate areas of special concern in which they feel they need assistance. PLAN can also assist students in preparing for the ACT Assessment or other national college entrance testing programs that are completed by high school juniors and seniors.
PRACTICE PSAE - Grade 10
The practice Prairie State Achievement Exam is administered in April of the sophomore year. Day one the ACT Test is given; on Day two students take the Work Keys. They are "retired" tests and give sophomores an opportunity to take the tests prior to taking their state graduation test their junior year. The ACT score from the practice test cannot be used for college admissions.
PSAE - Grade 11
All juniors will take the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) IN April. Day one of the PSAE is the ACT Test. Day two of the PSAE includes Work Keys Math and Reading and the ISBE Developed Science Test. This ACT test is considered an official test date and NCAA, colleges and universities will accept the score. The PSAE is a State of Illinois graduation requirement. Taken during the junior year, the ACT is the qualifying test for the Illinois State Scholar Program.
The ACT Assessement is an achievement assessment accepted for admission to all colleges. All Hononegah students take the ACT as part of the PSAE during spring semester of their junior year. The ACT is designed to measure the skills taught across the high school curriculum and necessary to successful completion of college-level course work. These skills are measured in English, mathematics, reading and science reasoning. Students can register for an optional writing test required by some universities for an additional fee. Scores can be sent directly to up to four schools. For an additional fee, up to three additional score reports may be requested when registeri ng, or by contacting ACT. The test is given on Saturdays in September, October, Decembe, February, April and June. It is offered at Hononegah in June. If students do not score as well as they believe they can, the test can be retaken. Registration information including dates and test centers that offer the ACT test can be obtained at
or in the GCP Office. Taken during the junior year, the ACT is the qualifying test for the Illinois State Scholar Program.
The PSAT/NMSQT test serves three purposes.
It is a practice/preparation test for the SAT college entrance exam. (sophomores, juniors, seniors)
All juniors who take the test are participating in the nationwide scholarship programs offered by the National Scholarship Corporation.
All juniors may opt to allow their names to be including on mailing lists given to colleges. Colleges do not receive the tests scores.
Students register in the GCP Office in September and will receive a student bulletin which provides more information on test segments/questions and the scholarship program.
SAT I/SAT II
The SAT is a program of the College Board. The SAT I measures your verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. The SAT II: Subject Tests measure knowledge of particular subjects and the ability to apply that knowledge. Colleges may require or recommend once or more of these tests for admission or placement purposes. Up to three subject tests can be taken on a single test day. Scores can be sent to four schools included with the test fee. For an additional fee, additional scores can be sent at a later date by contacting
The test is given on Saturdays in October, November, December, January, March, May and June. It is not offered at Hononegah. If students do not score as well as they believe they can, the tests can be retaken. Registration information including a list of all test centers and dates the SAT are offered, can be obtained at