Assessment

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Welcome to the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Assessment Department!  Our goal is to contribute to H-F's commitment to maximize each student's potential by:

  • Coordinating all-school testing
  • Measuring student achievement school-wide
  • Evaluating school program effectiveness
  • Assisting with the identification of students in need of extra help
  • Promoting "best practices" in the area of standards and assessment
  • Providing students with Test Prep courses for the ACT and PSAT

 

Important Links

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Testing Days

Spring All-School Testing has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2022, and Thursday, April 14, 2022.
  • FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS — Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9; sophomores will take the PSAT 10; and juniors will take the PSAT in the fall and the SAT in the spring. These exams consist of tests in Reading, Math and Writing & Language. The math test has two sections: one that permits a calculator and one that does not. The SAT taken by juniors is an official exam, and the scores are accepted by colleges and universities for admission and scholarships. Students are reminded to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and bring their student ID, several No. 2 pencils and a calculator. It is important that every student perform his/her best to provide the most accurate picture of their academic achievement and growth, which helps H-F better customize their educational experience.
  • SENIORS — Grade 12 students do not test or attend school on Wednesday, April 13. They will be asynchronous on Thursday, April 14. This is a good opportunity for them to prepare for next year’s transition to college or other post-secondary plans. Students may also spend the day working on scholarship applications (view some options at hffoundation.org) or visiting nearby colleges and universities.

For more information about Testing Days, please contact Celine Bucci at 708-335-5584, cbucci@hf233.org.

 

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Testing with Accommodations
Testing accommodations are intended to minimize to the extent possible the unintended impact of a student's disability on the measure of each content area performance on the state and district assessments. These accommodations were put in place by the IEP/504 team because it was determined that this additional support would produce the greatest amount of success for your child. It is very important that students take full advantage of all test accommodations in order to maximize success on state-, district- and classroom-based assessments.

 

For more information about accommodated testing, please contact Dr. Rachel Giddens at 708-335-5759, rgiddens@hf233.org.


 
   

Department Staff

  

Dave Kush, Department Chair
708-335-5585
dkush@hf233.org

 

Celine Bucci, Secretary
708-335-5584
cbucci@hf233.org

 

 

Tim Laba, Assessment Coordinator
708-335-5735
tlaba@hf233.org

 

 

Dr. Rachel Giddens, Accommodations 
Coordinator
708-335-5759
rgiddens@hf233.org