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The High School Placement Test (HSPT) serves as an entry measure of academic progress and placement for the incoming Freshman Class.  Saint Francis Catholic Academy requires that all incoming 9th grade students take the test as part of the admission process.  

Students will demonstrate content and skill knowledge in the following areas: verbal, quantitative, reading, mathematics, language skills.  The format of the test is multiple choice and will take approximately 3 hours. For the mathematics test, students will not be allowed to use calculators, but will have access to scratch paper.

Saint Francis will offer the HSPT for our Partner Schools (St. Patricks, Queen of Peace, Epiphany) on 1/22/2019 and for all other schools on 2/23/2019.  Registration fee is $25.00, CLICK HERE to make payment. Please register using the link below. Registration deadline is a week prior to testing.

While testing guides are available in bookstores and libraries, intensive content preparation is not advised, as the nature of the test does not lend itself to this kind of preparation.  The Barron’s COOP/HSPT/TACHS guide is recommended by Scholastic Testing Services, Inc.  Students should be encouraged to become familiar with the test sections and the kind of questions that they will be expected to address.  Parents and guardians seeking advice on HSPT preparation are encouraged to review guides available in local libraries and bookstores.