The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a nationally recognized standardized test that is used as part of the admissions process at Bishop Ireton High School. The test is for current 8th grade students that are applying to a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Arlington. The two and a half hour timed exam includes subject areas consisting of verbal skills, quantitative skills, reading, mathematics and language skills. The results of the HSPT are used as part of both admissions consideration and scholarship consideration as well as to determine course placement should the student be admitted to Bishop Ireton High School.
The HSPT may only be taken once, and the test can only be taken by 8th grade students.
Students attending Catholic schools within the Diocese of Arlington will take the exam at their school. Eighth graders who are NOT currently enrolled in a Catholic school in the Arlington Diocese (students attending public school or other private schools) must register to take the exam at Bishop Ireton (or another school offering the HSPT). Scores are sent to the school/s that the student indicates on the testing form on the day of testing.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Information specific to arrival, departure procedures and what to bring for testing at Bishop Ireton High School will be sent to the email address entered on the registration form as the date nears.
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - The HSPT is administered at Bishop Ireton for students who attend public schools or other private schools and were unable to attend the December 5 testing date. Snow date is January 16. Registration for the January 9, 2021 test is full.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - Students attending Catholic schools within the Diocese of Arlington will take the HSPT at their school.
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - The HSPT is administered at Bishop Ireton for students who attend public schools or other private schools. Registration required and due by November 27. Snow date is December 12.
Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria, VA 2231
8:30am - 12:30pm
$35 Registration Fee
Link will be posted on this webpage on October 1, 2020.
Testing Accommodations: Students having a documented Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Service Plan that states the need for specific testing accommodation(s) on standardized tests will be given those accommodations. The Diocesan expectation for extra time on extended testing is equal to 1 1/2 times the regular testing time for those students with the appropriate IEP or Service Plan. ONLY THOSE STUDENTS IN POSSESSION OF A VALID IEP OR SERVICE PLAN WILL RECEIVE TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS. Testing accommodations are offered at all of the diocesan high schools that are offering the test. Students qualifying for accommodations must submit a copy of their IEP or Service Plan at the time of registration (sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org) to qualify for these accommodations. They must be received no later than November 27, 2020 11/27/20 (for the December exam) and January 2, 2021 (for the January exam) in order to properly accommodate.