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

North Deanery Student Testing – at your school
Bishop Chatard’s HSPT will be administered to 8th grade students attending a North Deanery school at their school during their school day. Your scores will be sent to Bishop Chatard. Watch for information from your grade school.
Students taking the test at their middle school do not need to register for the test online.

Placement Testing at BCHS: November 20, 2021
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. 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.

Check back in early spring for details about the next placement test for 7th Graders and those who missed the fall test.

Test Day Information

Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. 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. Their testing will take 4 hours.

IMPORTANT COVID INSTRUCTIONS: By signing up your student for the placement test at Bishop Chatard High School, you agree to the procedures we have in place regarding mask wearing and social distancing. Please read the FAQ section on our COVID Update page for our most recent mask policy.

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 Jenny Annee, (email to or mail to BCHS, ATTN: Enrollment), no later than two weeks prior to the exam.

Required documents are:

  • 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.

Questions? Contact Jenny Annee at

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