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The Career Information System (CIS) and CIS Junior have premium features that can be leased annually at a considerable cost savings compared to individual purchases. For one low price, all students at a school can take academic and civil service practice tests or access additional career exploration tools.

For a quick tour and screen shots, see:

Illinois Career Resource Network
850 E Madison, 3rd Fl
Springfield, IL 62702 
(877) 513-1987 
des.icrn@illinois.gov

Have Questions? Ready to Order? Call (877) 513-1987 or send email to des.icrn@illinois.gov

Peterson's Academic Practice Tests

Price includes access for all students!

Thomson Peterson's Academic Practice Tests provide students with detailed test results which identify areas where additional study is required. The format of each is similar to the real tests.

Available tests include:

  • SAT
  • GED
  • TOEFL: Writing - Vocabulary - Reading
  • PSAT
  • ASVAB
  • ACT
  • CLEP

Practice Test Features:

  • Two to three full-length practice tests of each type
  • Detailed answer explanations for every question
  • Tips and hints to boost performance on test day
  • Realistic content and difficulty
  • Timed exams to help students develop a sense of pacing
  • Automatic bookmark - return to partially completed tests
  • Access through My CIS Portfolio

SAT subject tests and AP test prep

SAT Subject Tests

  • Biology E/M
  • French
  • Chemistry
  • Literature
  • Math Level 1
  • Math Level 2
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • U.S. History
  • World History

AP test preparation

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Lang/Comp.
  • AP English Lit/Comp.
  • AP European History
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Physics C
  • AP Spanish
  • AP U.S. History

Practice Tests Features:

  • One to three full-length practice tests per exam
  • Questions designed to simulate actual test questions
  • Automatic bookmark - return to partially completed tests
  • Improve SAT scores and get college credit for AP classes!
  • Access through My CIS Portfolio

Dependable Strengths

  • Dependable Strengths is a powerful, time-tested tool for
  • identifying personal skills and strengths.
  • Identify past good experiences
  • Complete the Strengths chart
  • Identify Top Strengths
  • Determine a career pathway using the Top Strengths
  • Select occupations from that career pathway
  • Results are stored in My CIS Portfolio

Ideas Assessment

The Interest Determination, Exploration and Assessment System (IDEAS) has users indicate whether they like, dislike, or are indifferent to a set of 128 tasks from the Career Assessment Inventory, and IDEAS generates an individualized profile showing how their interests fit into 16 different occupational areas. Results are stored in My CIS Portfolio. (English and Spanish versions included.)

Civil Service Practice Tests

The Civil Service Practice test package based on Thomson Peterson's ARCO series includes:

  • Case Worker
  • Police Officer
  • Real Estate
  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Promotion
  • American Foreign Service Officer
  • Court Officer
  • State Trooper
  • Firefighter
  • Parole Officer

Features: One to two full-length timed practice tests. Identifies areas which require additional study; questions are designed to simulate actual test questions with detailed answer explanations. Great for students entering the workforce and for career changers! Access through My CIS Portfolio.


CIS Plus Order Form

There are three ways to submit your order:

  1. Fax your completed order form to (217) 558-6660.
  2. Send via email to: des.icrn@illinois.gov
  3. Mail to:
    Illinois Career Resource Network
    850 E Madison 3FL
    Springfield, IL 62702

Please call us if you have any questions, toll-free at (877) 513-1987.

Prices listed are for unlimited use per site, per academic year.

We need a public IP address/range for your site in order to provide CIS Plus features.


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Circle the items you are ordering, write in the total, and send it to us by one of the methods listed above.

9/01/11-8/31/12

Academic year

Academic Practice Tests
Test Package #1 SAT/ACT/GED/ASVAB $400
Test Package #2 SAT subject & AP test prep $325
Order both and save $75 $650
Civil Service Practice Tests $325
Dependable Strengths $300
IDEAS Assessment $250
Lease all five and save! $1,500

Grand total for items circled: _______________

*New contracts only. Existing leases are not eligible for partial-year purchases.

Illinois Career Resource Network
850 E Madison, 3FL
Springfield, IL 62702
(877) 513-1987
des.icrn@illinois.gov