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High School Placement Exam-Explore


Joliet Township High School uses the high school placement exam, Explore, for course placement and as an indicator of college and career readiness.  This includes placement in Honors, as well as, support in literacy and math.  The Explore evaluates comprehension in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.  The components of the exam are outlined below:

  • English-40 questions
    • Punctuation
    • Grammar and Usage
    • Sentence Structure
    • Strategy
    • Organization
    • Style
  • Mathematics-30 questions
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Elementary Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Statistics/Probability
  • Reading-30 questions
    • Prose Fiction
    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences
  • Science-28 questions
    • Data Representation
    • Research Summaries
    • Conflicting Viewpoints



Make up placement testing will occur during January 2017 registration at both campuses.

Questions regarding 8th grade testing can be directed to Dianne McDonald at dmcdonald@jths.org or 815-727-1073.

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