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Welcome back! Please refer back to our site for updated information and other important announcements.


Center to Re-open the Week of August 25th

The Teacher Assessment Support Center will be re-opening the week of August 25th.  Our new hours will be posted soon.  Stop by and meet the staff and check out the resources available to assist you with preparing for the TAP or ACT.


Staff and New Email

The Teacher Assessment Support Center is pleased to announce its staff for 2014-2015

Ms. Stephanie Woodley - Faculty Coordinator

Ms. Sarah Lim - Graduate Assistant

Ms. Randi Sucic - Graduate Assistant

The easiest way to contact us is through email at


Substituting ACT Composite Score of 22 (SAT of 1030) for Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

The Illinois State Board of Education recently revised their policy on using ACT instead of the TAP.  The requirement is now an ACT composite score of a 22 or higher on the ACT plus Writing (SAT combined score of 1030) with a combined English/Writing score of 19 or higher.  Furthermore, the test must have been taken in the last 10 years to substitute for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)/Basic Skills required for admission to teacher education. 

Click here for more information and steps for requesting to substitute ACT for TAP.