2016 High School Placement Test

What are Testing Accommodations?

If a student has a documented disability, the student may register to take the High School Placement Test with testing accommodations.  Types of testing accommodations include preferential seating, repeated directions, and extended time. 

Appropriate documentation of requested accommodations must be on file with the current elementary school, and the request for testing accommodations must be made on the HSPT registration form.

Acceptable documentation includes any of the following:

  • CAP
  • ICEP
  • Psycho-educational evaluation (completed in the past three years)

During the admissions/enrollment process, parents should provide the high school(s) with similar information regarding their child’s specific educational needs to ensure accurate placement. 

For additional information about testing accommodations, please contact the Student Assistance Team at your child's school, or the Director for Special Education at 301-853-4569.

Timeline

  • September 6, 2016 - October 28, 2016:

Register for the HSPT and reply "yes" to the registration question, "Are you requesting testing accommodations?" 

  • September-October:

As early as possible, notify your child's principal and Student Assistance Team that you are requesting testing accommodations for the HSPT.

  • September-November:

Work with your child's school to determine the appropriate accommodations for the HSPT.  Talk with the high schools during Open House and Shadow Day visits about your child's learning needs and the resources that the high schools can provide to support your child's academic needs.

  • November 21, 2016

Complete the High School Choice(s) registration by returning to the HSPT registration site and selecting up to three Archdiocese of Washington Catholic high schools to receive your child's HSPT results.  You may also select one high school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, or one high school in the Diocese of Arlington to receive your child's HSPT results for an additional fee. (See the High School Choice(s) section.)   Complete and return the Authorization to Release Records Form to your child's 8th grade teacher. 

  • November 30, 2016

The High School Placement Test is administered in-school.

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