Placement Test Information

Bishop Kelley High School administers the HSPT (High School Placement Test) in order to determine the proper placement of incoming freshmen to Bishop Kelley. The HSPT provides measures in the major skill areas of Reading, Mathematics, Language, and Science, as well as verbal and quantitative cognitive skills. Since the test is standardized at the same time with a national population of entering high school students, the end results are directly comparable on a national level as well as local level for all test areas.

Registration and Cost

Students submit an online application and choose the HSPT testing date on the application. The cost of the test is included in the application fee of $50. 

When

Three HSPT's are offered. The first HSPT will be given on Saturday, November 4, 2017 and the second is Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Students are encouraged to take the November or December test to be considered in the first pool of applicants. *An additional testing date is Saturday, January 6, 2018.  January testers'  acceptance (and there after) may be subject to a wait list. After the January test date, placement testing is scheduled on an individual basis.  Students take the HSPT only once.

Where

The HSPT will be administered in the main building of Bishop Kelley High School. 

Testing time

Students should arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. The test will last until approximately 12:15 p.m. Parents are invited to attend a question and answer session from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in the Student Commons, located in the main building. Extended time is not offered for the HSPT.

What to bring

Please bring two sharpened #2 pencils, a small healthy snack and bottled water. Students will not be permitted to use electronic devices.

Online application and registration for the Placement Test

Online application and registration for the Placement Test for the Class of 2022 opens September 15, 2017.