Fall 2023 test dates have passed. However, even if you missed the test, we encourage you to apply for admission. Upon receiving your application, a member of the admissions team will contact you to discuss testing alternatives.
The High School Placement Test is a standardized, multiple-choice exam that measures academic abilities on a national scale. It includes five subsections:
- Verbal Skills: Assesses a student's vocabulary understanding.
- Quantitative Skills: Assesses problem-solving abilities involving numbers and calculations.
- Reading: Assesses comprehension and analysis of texts, as well as critical thinking.
- Mathematics: Similar to quantitative skills, assesses understanding of mathematical concepts and principles.
- Language: Assesses understanding of grammar, writing mechanics, and language usage.
Test results, in addition to grades and teacher recommendations, are considered in admission decisions and future course placement. High scores on the test can also qualify students for merit scholarships.
- The test is for eighth-grade boys only, and students can test only once at St. Edward.
- Pencils are provided.
- The test takes approximately three hours to complete and calculators are not permitted.
- The test fee is $20—registration is required.
If your son has an IEP or 504 plan qualifying him for test accommodations, such as extended time, please submit a copy of this documentation at least one week in advance. Send to Matt Altieri ‘05, Associate Dean of Support Services, at [email protected].