Diocesan High School Placement Test

Any eighth-grader who wishes to attend Notre Dame Academy, Bishop Ireton High School, Bishop O'Connell High School, or Paul VI High School next fall should take the fall High School Placement test, according to Sister Patricia Helene, I.H.M., assistant diocesan superintendent of Schools for Secondary Education. The test will be administered Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to noon (snow date Dec. 15) at Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria; Paul VI High School, Fairfax; Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington; and Notre Dame Academy, Middleburg. The fee for the test is $20. Students who plan to take the test must submit a High School Placement Test Registration Form together with the fee to the test site no later than Wednesday, Nov. 28. Registration Forms may be obtained at any Catholic school in the diocese, parish rectories and parish religious education offices. No student may take the test more than once and no seventh-graders may take the test. Admission to the above high schools is based on total performance as indicated by the student’s complete records. This includes the permanent record of all end of the year grades from kindergarten through seventh grade; the current report card for eighth grade, with final marks being forwarded at the completion of the grade; all scores received from all standardized testing in grades K-7; the eighth-grade TerraNova Survey test, and the Eighth-Grade Information Form, which provides additional evaluation for recommendation based on academic performance, participation in school activities, disciplinary record, and any other information that will allow the high school to determine the student’s potential ability. All of these materials assist the high schools in placing students in courses that will meet their needs.

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