Incoming freshmen are required to complete a placement exam. The results of the placement exam assist in determining the English, Math and Science courses the student will participate in during 9th grade. The exam results also help identify students for required participation in the Incoming Freshmen Academy math and reading summer school programs.
Hoffman Estates High School uses the PSAT 8/9 as its placement exam. The PSAT 8/9 is part of a series of exams offered by the College Board and serves as a precursor to the SAT, a long standing college entrance exam that also is used by the State of Illinois as its mandated student achievement test for third-year high school students. The PSAT 8/9 provides scores for mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing. More information about the PSAT 8/9 is available on the College Board website at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9.
The Class of 2024 will take its placement exam on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Testing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and students should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. in order to check-in and locate their assigned testing rooms. Students should bring at least two No. 2 pencils and a calculator when reporting for the placement exam. Calculators are allowed for portions of the mathematics exam, however, smartphones are not allowed to be used as calculators. The exam will conclude at 12:00 p.m. Students will not be dismissed early.
Students eligible for testing accommodations will receive information about accessing these supports in the weeks leading up to the exam date.
Questions about the placement exam can be directed to Hoffman Estates High School Student Services, at 847-755-5630.
Class of 2024 PSAT 8/9 - Room Assignments
Transportation to Placement Exams
Hoffman Estates High School provides dedicated bus transportation to and from the placement exam. Students wanting to access this optional service must be at the designated bus stop (intersection) closest to their home no later than 7:25 a.m. on October 19. Questions about bus transportation can be directed to the District 211 Transportation office at 847-755-6798. Bus routes are provided for your reference.