High School Placement Test

For more information on the High School Placement Exam 
Contact Anna Mullis
(859) 277-7183 ext. 231
[email protected]

Lexington Catholic High School

 High School Placement Test (HSPT)

8th Grade Registration


Dear Prospective Family,


Thank you for your interest in Lexington Catholic High School. The High School Placement Test, HSPT, is a required part of the admittance process for 9th grade consideration for the 2022-2023 school year.


What is the HSPT?
The HSPT is a standardized, timed test required of every 8th grader applying to attend Lexington Catholic. It contains five sections that measure verbal ability, quantitative ability, reading comprehension, mathematics, and components of written language. The questions are designed to test students at their curriculum level.


How is the HSPT administered?

The test is administered with paper and pencil and utilizes a test booklet and bubble answer sheet.


*It should be noted that an online version of the HSPT could be used if health and safety conditions warrant due to COVID conditions and considerations.  Any changes will be communicated to families accordingly.


How is this test used in the high school admissions process?
This assessment tool is used by high schools for admissions, scholarship selection, and course placement. Each high school has its own guidelines for evaluating applicants for admission, including performance on the HSPT.


The HSPT score is considered as part of the selection process for those students applying for the Exemplar Scholars Program.


Students who achieve a National Composite Score of 90% or higher, will achieve the Lexington Catholic Circle of Excellence status.  Circle of Excellence recipients will be announced during Accepted Student Parent Knight on Thursday, February 24, 2022.


Are accommodations available for students with a service plan, IEP, or a recent evaluation?
Yes, Scholastic Testing allows for an extended time to students with a documented need. When registering for the HSPT, there will be a yes or no question asking whether a student needs accommodation. If indicated “yes”, please email the documentation to Lea Anne Box at
[email protected].


How much time is needed to take the test?
Approximately 3 hours.


Is there a fee to take the test?
The cost of the HSPT is $41.20 ($40 test fee + $1.20 service fee).


How do I register my student for the HSPT?

Contact a member of the Enrollment Team to set up your testing date and time.


Please contact me, Anna Mullis, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, [email protected], with any questions.


Warm regards,

Anna Mullis