High School Placement Exam

All students applying to Bishop Chatard High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The results of the HSPT are used to appropriately place students in freshman year classes.

Our Philosophy

Bishop Chatard uses the High School Placement Test, along with other academic resources, to help determine which level and class a student should be placed in as an incoming freshman. We do not use the test as an entrance exam.

Because an accurate assessment of each student's academic progress plays an important role in the placement process, Bishop Chatard High School does not offer or recommend a preparation program for the placement test. Our philosophy is in line with that of the testing company (Scholastic Testing Service) which does not produce, endorse or advocate a preparation program. To read more about Scholastic Testing Service, visit their website

Placement exam for the Class of 2022 will be given on:
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 8:15am
  • New This Year: Some North Deanery schools will be administering the test to their 8th graders during school time at their schools. If your grade school is participating in this option, you will receive information from them about testing. For those schools, only use the registration form below if you want the student to re-take the test a second time this fall.

The November 18 Placement Test at BCHS is full and registration is now closed. Questions? Contact Marilynn Fagan at or 317-251-1451 Ext. 2234.

About the Exam for the Class of 2022

Bishop Chatard does share and receive placement test scores from other schools the student is applying to in the Indianapolis area. It is not necessary to take the exam at all schools.

Because the placement exam is a required part of the admission application for incoming freshmen, any prospective student who misses the opportunity to take the exam prior to the end of his/her 8th grade year will need to take the exam either in the spring or summer. There will be a fee for taking the exam at these times.

Test Day Info

Testing begins promptly at 8:30am and will last approximately 3 hours. Please arrive between 8:00 and 8:15am for check-in. (If you qualified for extended time, please arrive no later than 7:45am. Testing will take 4 hours). The only item you need to bring with you is a #2 pencil. Calculators are not permitted.

Extended time for eligible students

Bishop Chatard offers extended time on the placement exam for those students who qualify.

To be eligible for this accommodation, the student must have his/her psychological-educational evaluation and public or private service plan submitted to Marilynn Fagan no later than two weeks prior to the exam.

This includes:

  • Current school year Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Current school year public school service plan with psycho-educational testing results --or--
  • Current school year private school education plan with psycho-educational testing results --or--
  • Private psycho-educational testing, current within three years

Registering for this option is available in the registration form. Register early for this accommodation as spaces are limited.

Placement Test Registration

Documents can be emailed to Marilynn Fagan, or mailed to Bishop Chatard H.S, Attn: Admissions, 5885 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

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