PSAE: Prairie State Achievement Examination
In Illinois, all junior students are required to take the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). The PSAE is a two day exam that is administered each school year in April. The format of the PSAE is outlined as:
The PSAE test is very important for the students and the school. Each student’s test results are recorded on their transcript and high achieving scores are acknowledged with a merit notation. We expect all junior students to be present during the PSAE assessment days. In the event of absence, students will be required to make up the test during the scheduled make up testing time. In preparation of the PSAE, all junior students have begun a junior seminar test prep course. The curriculum for the course is supported with practice ACT workbooks, sample PSAE test questions, and practice ACT websites. Students are able to access the web-based curriculum at home with the use of their user name and password. We are encouraging all students to prepare for the PSAE to ensure a productive testing experience.
As a helpful reminder, during the PSAE testing days each student should get plenty of rest, eat an adequate breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Testing begins at 8:00 am each day.