• BCHS ACT Prep 101

    BCHS is partnering with Radiant Learning, Inc in offering a top-notch ACT Prep Program.  Retired ACT Exams allow students to master techniques taught in lecture and build up test endurance and familiarity.  Students learn test-taking techniques, develop essential skills, review key concepts, and analyze practice exam performance.

    Dates: December 6, January 10, 17, 24 (test), 31, February 7, 14, 21 (test), 28

    ACT Test Date:  March 3, 2015

    Time:  9:00am to 12:00pm

    Cost:  $125

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the BCHS ACT Prep registration form

    PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) ASSESSMENT Information 

    The Parcc is the new state assessment and accountability measure for Illinois students enrolled in a public school district.  PARCC assesses the NEW Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core and will be administered to students in English Language Arts and mathematics.

    Students enrolled in English III will be asssessed in English Language Arts, students enrolled in ALgebra II will be assessed in mathematics, and students enrolled in both English III and Algebra II will be assessed in English Language Arts and mathematics. 

    For more information visit  www.parcconline.org


    Take a timed ACT Practice test or review for the Workkeys.  Check out the links below!  Practice, Practice Practice!!


    Peterson's Prep Site  Full–length timed practice test structured just like the real thing.  Detailed explanations for all answers, unlimited access-log on, log off whenever and wherever.

    March2Success   A free web site that helps students improve their scores on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. The site includes seven practice tests for the ACT, a preparation game and flash cards for vocabulary and math. March 2 Success is sponsored by the U.S. Army, but students will not be contacted by the Army as a result of using the web site.

    Sparknotes  Another good site!  Free timed practice with three complete exams.

    ACT Five different sets of ACT practice questions on this site.  It gives the correct answer with explanation.

    Number2.com  This site provides immediate feedback on every incorrect answer.  It provides a question and word of the day.  Students must log on with an email in order to take the practice tests.

    ACT Word of the Day          ACT Question of the Day


    Do you know the "12 Powerful Words" that increase standardized test scores?

    These words were compiled by educator Larry Bell.  They are prominent on all high stakes tests that we expect students to pass.  Often students who know the material answer incorrectly because they do not understand the vocabulary in the question.

    12 Powerful Words flashcards