Testing Information

Students are given multiple practice exams in preparation for State mandated examinations. Below is a general testing schedule.

Freshmen Year

October - EXPLORE (Practice ACT)

January - EXPLORE (Practice ACT)

April - PLAN (Practice ACT)

Sophomore Year

October - PLAN (Practice ACT)

January - PLAN (Practice ACT)

April - Practice ACT

Junior Year

At the high school level, students enrolled in English III will be assessed in English Language Arts, students enrolled in Algebra II / Math III will be assessed in mathematics, and students enrolled in both English III and Algebra II / Math III will be assessed in English Language Arts and mathematics, regardless of grade level.

For more information on the PARCC Test, click on the link below.

PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

College Placement Exams

ACT Information

Please visit http://www.actstudent.org/ to register.

ACT Test Preparation Guide 2014/2015 (Free full-length downloadable 2014/2015 study guide)

Test Date Central (Provides test dates for ACT, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT SAT, etc. exams.)

Testing & Education Reference Center with Career Module

  • The Testing & Education Reference Center provides ACT practice tests, as well as an ACT online course, which offers highly personalized instruction for the exam. (Call Ms. Wall at (708) 585-1029 for password.)
  • Juniors and seniors that qualify for free or reduced lunch can get a fee waiver code from their guidance counselors.

SAT Information

Please visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register to register.

Advanced Placement Exams

Please visit our Advanced Placement page for additional information.

COMPASS (South Suburban College Placement Exam)

Click here to access the COMPASS Sample Test Questions at the bottom of the page.


The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program co-sponsored 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.

TF North students are recommended to take the exam during their sophomore and junior years. The exam is administered at TF North on a Saturday in October. Payment can be made in the TF North Bookstore.

Please visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html for additional information.