Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: Exam begins promptly at 8:30 am – 11:30 am
About the Placement Test & Preparation
Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family (CATHF) will administer the HSPT (High School Placement Test).
Q: Should I pre-register for the Placement Test? Is there a fee for the Placement Test?
A: You must complete an Application for Freshman/Transfer Admission and submit required materials before the exam date. There is a $35 application fee for Freshman and a $75 application fee for Transfer students. This fee is required whether you take the test at Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family or elsewhere. We use TADS, an Admission and Enrollment company, for all of our application information. Applications are open for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Q: Does it matter if I take the HSPT placement exam at Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family? When will I receive test scores?
A: No, but you are responsible for uploading score reports taken at another site to TADS and you are still required to pay the application fee. Test scores are electronically scored by Scholastic Testing Services and should arrive in 4-6 weeks. At which time, we will upload to your TADS account.
Q: When is the deadline to complete the application?
A: Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family requests the online application be completed prior to the test day. Our preferred deadline is December 20, 2017.
Q: After I register and pay for the placement exam, do I need to do anything else to apply?
A: After you begin the application process, additional documentation is required. The registration process will be considered incomplete until all required documentation has been submitted prior to acceptance. Acceptance of students will begin in late February and can only happen if all documents are received and uploaded to your TADS account, including HSPT test scores.
Q: What time should I arrive? What should I wear? Where do I go?
A: Plan on arriving at campus by 8:15 a.m. Please enter via the green awning in the parking lot off of 4th Street. Students will be escorted to their assigned room for the test. Students should dress modestly (no leggings) and comfortably, as the test is several hours long. A short break will be provided. You may bring a small snack (granola bar, fruit, etc.) and a water bottle for the break.
While parents are not required to accompany their students, you are welcome to attend a Q & A Session, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. We will have coffee and pastries.
Q: What should I bring or not bring?
A: Students should not bring a calculator. The use of calculators and dictionaries is prohibited. Pencil and paper will be provided. Cell phones must be powered off and watch alarms disabled. Cell phones are not allowed to be used at all from 8:15 a.m. until the end of the test.You may bring a water bottle and a small snack.
Chesterton Academy administers the HSPT (High School Placement Test) for the standardized entrance exam.
The best preparation for the exam is the daily work and effort throughout the elementary and junior high years. Chesterton Academy does not endorse or encourage test prep courses, however, as many inquiries are received about additional preparation, the following may serve helpful.
HSPT preparation comment from the test publisher.
HSPT test prep tool – a Google search for HSPT test prep will help locate other resources.
General information about the battery.
Several publishing companies offer review materials and practice tests for the STS High School Entrance Exam. These can be purchased at most area bookstores and include test-taking tips, like doing your best in your 8th grade classes, getting a good night’s sleep and eating breakfast.