Placement Tests required only for incoming freshmen.

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 a local level for all test areas.


Registration and Cost?

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



Applicants will take their placement test on one of the following dates:

  • November 5, 2022

  • January 7, 2023

  • by appointment after January 7, 2023

Students take the HSPT only once.



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. to 8:30 a.m. located in the Main Building – Student Commons.


What to bring?

Please bring two sharpened #2 pencils, a small healthy snack and/or a bottled water.  Students will not be allowed to use calculators on the Math portion of the test.