Placement Test

High School Placement Test

All incoming freshman 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.

Bishop Chatard is an open enrollment school committed to the Catholic mission of providing education to as many students as resources allow. All students, because they are made in the image and likeness of God, have infinite value and deserve a Bishop Chatard education.

Bishop Chatard uses the High School Placement Test, along with other academic resources, to help determine which classes and levels of classes a student should be placed in as an incoming freshman. The HSPT is not used at Bishop Chatard 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.
Read more about the Scholastic Testing Service

Test Dates and Registration

Placement tests for incoming freshmen are held in the fall. Check back in August for the Nov/Dec date and information.


High School Placement Test for 7th Grade Students

May 1, 2021

Bishop Chatard provides 7th grade students the opportunity to practice taking the HSPT on Saturday, May 1, 2021. There is no charge for this opportunity. If you feel that the score you receive on the HSPT accurately reflects your academic achievement, you may use this score in the application process. If not, in the fall, other test dates will be offered.

Online registration for this test is now closed. Questions? Contact Jenny Annee, Associate Director of Enrollment, at jannee@bishopchatard.org

Parent Questions & Coffee
Parents: After you’ve dropped off your 7th grader for the test, join us for an opportunity for a morning coffee and an informal chance to talk with BCHS administrators and staff. We’ll answer your questions about the test or any question you may have about BCHS programs! Weather permitting, this will take place outside on our front “porch.”

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