Grading, Testing & Standards


Elmwood Park High School assesses and reinforces the academic development of our students through grading, testing and the application of well-established standards.

Our evidence-based instructional practices are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and mathematics, and with the Illinois Learning Standards in our other subject areas.

Student progress in daily coursework is assessed according to a carefully constructed grading system that assigns different weights to Advanced Placement, honors and regular classes. 

In addition, our students take several required standardized tests at different points in their high school career to monitor their academic progress. Students preparing for post-secondary education are also encouraged to take the ACT, SAT and/or AP exams.

We invite you to learn more about grading, testing and standards at EPHS by visiting these pages:

Assessment Calendar for 2020-21
Assessment of Student Learning
► Final Exams
Grading System
► Promotion & Placement
Report Cards
► Standards for Student Learning

Questions about assessment and standards, or want more information about related policies? Please contact Mr. Bernhard Walke, EPHS Assistant Principal.