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Academics
Placement Exams

Algebra I and Geometry Placement Test and Exemption Information

June 1, 2019 -  9:00 a.m.
(Makeup date or date to take a second math subject exam - June 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.)

Only students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a full-year Algebra I course may take the Algebra I exam and only students who are currently enrolled in or have completed a full year Geometry course may take the Geometry exam
. A calculator is permissible for the Geometry exam only.

IMPORTANT:  Students who have completed both Algebra I and Geometry in full-year courses before 9th grade must take both exams, one on June 2 and the other on June 23.  All students must take and pass the appropriate diocesan placement exam or exams in order to be exempted.

Algebra
To be exempted from Algebra I and take Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry during freshman year, the entering student must meet all the following criteria:

92
nd percentile or higher on the math section of the HSPT,
85th percentile or higher on the verbal section of the HSPT,
77% or higher on the Diocesan Algebra Exam,
AND
Grade of A in Algebra I in 7th or 8th grade

Geometry
To be exempted from BI Geometry class, entering students must meet all the following criteria:

92nd percentile or higher on the math section of the HSPT,
85th percentile or higher on the verbal section of the HSPT,
77% or higher on the diocesan Geometry exam,
AND
Grade of A in 8th grade Geometry

Qualifications for taking Honors Algebra I as a freshman:
A in 8th grade math
AND
90 percentile or higher on the math section of the HSPT
Students who have taken Algebra I previously and who score 60-76 percent on the Diocesan Algebra Placement Exam are enrolled in Honors Algebra I.
All other students take Algebra I freshman year.
 
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