571 New London Road   Hamilton, Ohio 45013   Office: 513-863-3993   FAX:513-785-2844

High School Placement Test

Saturday, November 23, 2019

8:30 AM, arrive by 8:15 AM to check-in
$30/student - Pre-registration required by November 14.

Register for the HSPT HERE

Send test scores to BADIN on the test form for scholarship opportunities!

Make-up test date is Monday, December 2, 8:30 AM. Students who cannot take the Nov 23 test date may take the test on the make-up date. No accommodations are offered on this date. Please call Connie Jackson in the school office at (513) 863-3993, ext. 111, to register for the make-up test date.

An HSPT Refresher Course will be offered Saturday, November 16, 9:30-1:00 PM at Badin. Cost is $30/student and does NOT include a workbook. This class is geared towards students who have already taken the summer HSPT prep course as a last minute refresher. Register online HERE.

All incoming 9th grade Badin students must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) to gain admittance to Badin High School. Badin will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Students can send their test scores to FOUR Archdiocese of Cincinnati high schools for scholarship and admittance opportunities. Registration for the test will begin September 1. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information - 513.863.3993 x120 or info@BadinHS.org

HSPT Accommodations at Badin High School
To learn more about Badin’s Academic Support Program and how we accommodate during the HSPT, please contact Bill Valerius - bvalerius@BadinHS.org.

What is the High School Placement Test?
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized battery of tests given to incoming freshmen for the purpose of determining admission and subsequent placement in the proper level for their English and mathematics courses.

The HSPT consists of the following subtests: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language.

Section, Questions, Length:
Verbal Skills, 60 questions, 18 minutes
Quantitative Skills, 52 questions, 30 minutes
Reading, 62 questions, 25 minutes
Mathematics, 64 questions, 45 minutes
Language, 60 questions, 25 minutes

Cognitive Skills:
Verbal skills will measure the use of synonyms, antonyms, verbal analogies, verbal classifications, and logical reasoning.
Quantitative skills will measure the use of number series and number manipulations.

Basic Skills:
Reading will measure the ability to remember important ideas and significant details, recognizing central thought or purpose, making logical inferences, and understanding vocabulary in context.
Mathematics will require the student to demonstrate computation and problem-solving skills. Calculators are not allowed to be used during the High School Placement Test.
Language will evaluate the student's skill in punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, usage, and composition.

How are my scores on the High School Placement Test used?
Scholastic Testing Service will score the test and send a report for each student to Badin High School. A copy of this report will be sent to the student's parent/guardian in early January.
Badin's Academic Dean then meets with the junior high teachers of the local Catholic elementary schools to review the student's past academic performance, and the student's performance on the HSPT to determine admission to Badin High School and placement recommendations in English, Mathematics and Science. This recommendation will be shared with the parents and student at the time of registration.