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Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test

- Saturday, November 18

All incoming 9th grade students must take the High School Placement Test. Please contact the Badin Admissions Office for more information:

Register ONLINE only by Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023
Test fee is $30
Take the test at Badin High School or any Archdiocesan high school. Students may choose up to 3 schools to send scores. Students MUST have applied to Badin by December 1 to be eligible for academic scholarships

HSPT Accommodations at Badin High School
Documentation MUST be sent to Bill Valerius for your son/daughter to receive testing accommodations (small group, extended time up to double, reader) by November 1. The documentation could be one of the following: Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Service Plan (ISP) or a 504/Building Accommodation Plan.

Note: The Archdiocese does not allow a student to use a calculator on the HSPT even if one is listed on their formalized accommodation plan. The calculator would invalidate the test results for the mathematics sections. Students will be given paper to use to help them work out any problem or to help them calculate a given number.

To learn more about Badin’s Academic Support Program and how we can accommodate during the HSPT, please contact Bill Valerius

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 parents 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. Students receive their class leveling recommendation during Registration Night.

Contact the Badin Admissions Office for more information:

Natilie Carley

Natalie Carley Agnew ‘14
Director of Admissions
513.863.3993 x400
Direct Line: 513.869.4498

Jose Contreras
Hablo Español
Director of Diversity, Engagement, and Inclusion
513.863.3993 x237
Direct Line: 513.869.4497

Badin High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and guarantees all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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