High School Placement Test
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.
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
Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Bishop Chatard’s HSPT was administered to students attending North Deanery school during their school day. Students taking the test at their middle school do not need to register for the test online. Your scores will be sent to Bishop Chatard.
The HSPT is offered at BCHS in the Fall for all applicants who do not attend a North Deanery school or who missed their school’s testing date. Testing date(s) for the Fall of 2018 will be posted in August. Students who took the test at their middle school but would like to take it a second time may do so on the Fall testing date.
Test Day Information
Testing begins promptly at 8:30am and will last approximately 3 hours. Please arrive between 8 and 8:15 a.m. for check-in. The only item a student needs to bring is a #2 pencil. Calculators are not permitted.
If a student qualified for extended time, he/she is asked to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. Testing will take 4 hours.
Extended Time for Eligible Students
Bishop Chatard offers extended time on the HSPT 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.
- 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.
Scores and Missed Tests
Bishop Chatard shares and receives HSPT 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 HSPT 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 eighth 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.