Placement Tests

Math Placement Test

All incoming students are required to take a written mathematics placement test. The math placement test will be mailed to newly accepted students early in May and should be returned to Sheryl Cabral, Chair of the Mathematics Department, no later than May 27. Students will get a placement test for their previously completed math course (students who have completed Algebra I receive an Algebra I placement test, students who have completed Geometry receive a Geometry placement test, etc.). 

In instances where it is not easy to discern which mathematics courses a student has taken from the transcript, a student may be asked to complete multiple placement tests. Students also receive, in the mailing, a mathematics course request form that should be returned with the test. Mrs. Cabral will grade all placement tests in June and place each student in the appropriate course, based on the test score, teacher recommendation, student request, and SSAT score.

If the placement is the same as the course that the student requested, the student and his/her parents will be informed by email. If the placement is not the same, Mrs. Cabral will call the student and his/her family to discuss the result.

New seniors and post-graduates are placed in consultation with their college advisors.

If students need additional information, or have questions, please contact Mrs. Cabral.

French and Spanish Placement Tests

If students who have already studied French or Spanish decide to continue studying one of these languages next year, we ask that they take a placement test to help us place them at the right level. We need the placement test to be an accurate reflection of students’ abilities, so students should not undertake any special preparations for it, and should carefully follow the instructions at the start of the test.

The placement test is only available online and must be completed before June 1. As soon as we receive it, a member of the language department will correct it and register that student for the appropriate language level. Students will be able to find their final placement decision online beginning July 15.

If students have any questions or concerns, please email the Academic Dean.