Sycamore Junior High also participates in the Midwest Academic Talent Search sponsored by the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. CTD uses both the ACT and SAT tests to give families information on student’s abilities and educational achievement, beyond information generated by regular standardized and state testing. Results are reported relative to both the total test population (including high school students) and relative to MATS students only.
Sycamore students who qualify for the accelerated/gifted courses may consider MATS testing. Learn more about qualifying by visiting the district's Gifted Education section.