General

The Diocese of Oakland will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT ®) at each of the nine East Bay Catholic high schools on January 7, 2017. All students are encouraged to register online for the HSPT. Online registration will be closed beginning January 6, 2017. Many local high schools do not accept walk-ins on the day of the test. Please contact the Admissions Office at the high school test center to find out if students are permitted to sign up to take the exam on the same date as the test is given.

Parents will receive a copy of their child's Student Score Report via email on March 17, 2017 in the afternoon.


Online Registration

• Apply to the high school(s) of your choice.
• Register online for the HSPT here (click Register Student).
• Choose your testing location. Students may test at any high school listed, but they must choose a high school location to which they have submitted an application.
• Families only need to register for the HSPT once when applying to multiple Diocesan schools. If you have already registered, there is no need to register again.
• If you are an out of state applicant, please contact STS directly to arrange testing at 1-800-642-6787
• Designate the high schools to receive your test scores. Families may choose up to three high schools within the Oakland Diocese to receive their child’s test results. Students should have an application for admission on file with each high school selected to receive their test results. If students wish to send their test results to high schools outside of the Oakland Diocese, students must send a request in writing to the Admissions Office of the high school where the test is taken.
• Receive immediate registration confirmation. Keep your email confirmation and registration number in a safe place.
• Take the HSPT on January 7, 2017. Students should bring a copy of their registration number with them on the day of the test.


Test Dates and Locations

01/07/2017 Bishop O'Dowd High School
01/07/2017 Carondelet High School
01/07/2017 De La Salle High School
01/07/2017 Holy Names High School
01/07/2017 Moreau Catholic High School
01/07/2017 Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School
01/07/2017 Saint Mary's College High School
01/07/2017 Salesian College Preparatory

Test Results

Parents will receive a PDF copy of their child’s Student Score Report via email. Your designated email address will be the exclusive method used to inform you of your child’s test results.

It is imperative that you update your testing registration information to reflect any changes or updates to your email address. You have until one week after the test date to do so online. (See the FAQ section below on How do I make changes to my registration?)

Whom to Contact

If you have any questions, please call the high school Admissions Office of your preferred testing site. To find a list of schools along with the addresses and telephone numbers, go to www.oakdiocese.org.

Registration FAQ's

What if I require testing accommodations?

An accommodation will only be granted if documentation has been sent to the school where you are testing and applying to by January 3, 2017. Please contact the school where you are applying with further questions.


How do I make changes to my registration?

You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.


To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, type the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.


Can I change my high school choices after I register?

Families may choose up to three high schools within the Oakland Diocese to receive their child’s test results. Students should have an application for admission on file with each high school selected to receive their test results. If students wish to send their test results to high schools outside of the Oakland Diocese, students must send a request in writing to the Admissions Office of the high school where the test is taken.


You have until a week after your scheduled test date to make changes to your registration online.


To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, type the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.


To make changes, click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page. Under Update Registration, fill in the email address you entered during registration and the registration number you received. Click Login to access to your registration and make any changes.


What if I missed the test date I signed up for?

If you missed the test you signed up for, please contact the Admissions Office of the high school where you originally selected to take the test.

Can I cancel my registration?

To cancel your registration, contact the Admissions Office of the high school where you originally selected to take the test.


I never received an email confirming my test registration. What should I do?

Click on the Already Registered link at the top of the page to resend the confirmation email. Under Resend Confirmation Email, type the email address you entered during registration and click Send Email. Be sure to check your email’s SPAM or Junk folder, as well.


If you still do not receive an email confirmation, contact the Admissions Office of the high school where you originally selected to take the test. They will be able to provide you with your confirmation number. You should also confirm the email address entered during registration, as this is where emailed test results will be sent.


When will I get my test results?

Test results will be released by Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. and emailed to families on March 17, 2017.


Can you send my test results to more than one email address?

Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. will send your child’s test results to one email address only. It is imperative that you update your testing registration information to reflect any changes or updates to your email address. You have until one week after the test date to do so online.


Can you send my test results to a different high school?

If you need to have your scores sent to a different high school outside of the Oakland Diocese, the first step is to contact the school where the student tested after test results have been received. The school may either forward results directly or contact STS to do so. STS requires permission from the school to forward student scores; STS cannot forward scores solely based on a parent’s request.


I never received a copy of my test results. What should I do?

You may contact Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. at stlouis@ststesting.com to request a copy of your test results. You will need to provide the following information in the email:

1. Student’s Name
2. Student’s Date of Birth
3. Address on the Registration
4. Registration Number

What do my scores mean?

Families of students testing in the Diocese of Oakland will receive a Student Score Report sent by email. To learn more about how the HSPT® is scored and what your scores mean, visit http://ststesting.com/hspt.


Each school evaluates your scores in its own way. Criteria determined by one school to assist with academic decisions may not be the same for another school. If you have questions about how individual schools use your HSPT® scores, please contact the school directly.










Test Dates

1/7/2017


Registration Opens

09/01/2016


Registration Closes

01/06/2017