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Archdiocesan High School Entrance and Placement Test


The Archdiocesan Placement Test for incoming 9th grade students will be given on Saturday, November 20 beginning at 8:30 AM for approx 4 hours.

All students who are taking the HSPT must register on the centralized Archdiocesan site: CLICK HERE Test fee is $30.

On the online registration form you can choose up to three schools to send placement scores. Send your scores to Badin High School for academic scholarship consideration, in addition to submitting your application by December 1.

Contact the Admissions Office to learn more - info@BadinHS.org or 513-869-4490.

What is the High School Placement Test?

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a standardized battery of tests given to incoming freshmen for the purpose of determining admission and subsequent placement in the proper level for their English and mathematics courses.

The HSPT consists of the following subtests: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language.

Section, Questions, Length:

  • Verbal Skills, 60 questions, 18 minutes
  • Quantitative Skills, 52 questions, 30 minutes
  • Reading, 62 questions, 25 minutes
  • Mathematics, 64 questions, 45 minutes
  • Language, 60 questions, 25 minutes

Cognitive Skills:
Verbal skills will measure the use of synonyms, antonyms, verbal analogies, verbal classifications, and logical reasoning.
Quantitative skills will measure the use of number series and number manipulations.

Basic Skills:

Reading will measure the ability to remember important ideas and significant details, recognizing central thought or purpose, making logical inferences, and understanding vocabulary in context.

Mathematics will require the student to demonstrate computation and problem-solving skills. Calculators are not allowed to be used during the High School Placement Test.

Language will evaluate the student's skill in punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, usage, and composition.

How are my scores on the High School Placement Test used?

Scholastic Testing Service will score the test and send a report for each student to Badin High School. A copy of this report will be sent to the student's parent/guardian in early January.

Badin's Academic Dean then meets with the junior high teachers of the local Catholic elementary schools to review the student's past academic performance, and the student's performance on the HSPT to determine admission to Badin High School and placement recommendations in English, Mathematics and Science. This recommendation will be shared with the parents and students in March 2021.

Please contact the Admissions Office for more information - 513.863.3993 x120 or info@BadinHS.org

HSPT Accommodations at Badin High School
To learn more about Badin’s Academic Support Program and how we accommodate during the HSPT, please contact Bill Valerius - bvalerius@BadinHS.org.