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Placement Test Information


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Bishop Ireton uses MBS Direct as our perferred online book vendor.  However, books may be purchased from anywhere as long as they match the titles on our book list.  For the 2018-19 school year, MBS will have all books from both the summer reading list as well as the school year reading list available for purchase.  Please note, the online bookstore for 2018-19 opens Monday, July 23.  If you have questions about books or ordering them, please contact Mrs. Battle

Placement Test Information

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  • Algebra I and Geometry Placement Test and Exemption Information

    June 2, 9:00 a.m.
    (Makeup date or date to take a second math subject exam - June 23, 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 Geomertry 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 percent 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 percent 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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  • Honors Science Placement Test Informationn

    June 2, 10:45 a.m.
    (Makeup date June 23, 9:00 a.m.)

    Students who would like to be placed in Honors Biology freshman year must take the Science Placement Exam.  A score in the top 25% on this examination as well as the student’s 8
    th grades science grade along with standardized test scores will be considered in placing students in Biology or Honors Biology.  This exam includes 100 multiple choice questions. The questions are a review of the integrated 8th grade science course.  Topics include scientific method and measurements, physical properties of matter, acids and bases, the periodic table, elements, chemical bonds, reactions and equations, acceleration and momentum, Newton’s laws, machines and work, energy, electricity, light and sound, solid liquids and gases, atomic structure, and waves.
     
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  • World Language Placement Test

    World Language Diocesan Placement Exams
    May 10, 3:15 p.m.
    Make-up date June 23, 9:00 a.m.

    (Students attending diocesan grades schools take the exam at their elementary school on May 8 and do not need to take it at Bishop Ireton on May 10.)
     

    (Students attending diocesan grades schools take the exam at their elementary school on May 8 and do not need to take it at Bishop Ireton on May 10.)
     
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