Our Placement Test is typically administered on the first or second Saturday after our school returns from the Christmas holiday. All incoming 9th and 10th grade students are expected to take the test for the application process. You must register for the test, and there is a nonrefundable testing fee.
We use the High School Placement Test-HSPT with Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. It is a test that is used readily across the nation for admission to independent or Catholic high schools. It is a closed form of testing; therefore, we use a scoring/leasing program with the company. All testing materials must be returned each year. This particular test asks questions in two general areas: cognitive skills and basic skills. There are subcategories within the cognitive skills of verbal and quantitative and subcategories in basic skills of reading, language and mathematics.
Feel free to visit the Scholastic Testing Service website to learn more about the HSPT.
To test in the first pool, applicants must….
- First, complete and submit the online application electronically using the button on the right, “APPLY NOW”. Online applications for the first pool will open on October 30, 2018 at noon and will close on January 11, 2019 at noon.
- Secondly, you must register your child for the admissions testing as a prospective ninth or tenth grade student. You may print, complete and mail the registration form with the nonrefundable testing fee to Bishop England High School using the link to the right OR use you may complete the form online and pay by credit card. The form for the 2019-20 testing will be available at our Open House on October 29, 2018 and then following day online at noon.
NOTE: You must complete the online application and submit BEFORE registering for the Placement Test.