Saturday, May 1, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Students with Last Names A-L)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Students with Last Names M-Z)
Doors Will Open Fifteen Minutes Before Each Testing Session.
All registered freshmen are automatically registered for the Placement Test.
Results will be used to help our Academic Team determine proper placement for English, Math, Social Studies and Science courses for the freshmen year. This may include Honors level courses in any or all of those subject areas. Additionally, results will assist in determining invitees for our Summer Enrichment Program in English and Math.
On Testing Day, all Students will enter through the Squeri Student Center.
To meet COVID-19 guidelines, all students will have their temperature checked as they enter. Students will be spread out in testing rooms to allow for proper social distancing. Students are expected to wear masks throughout the testing session. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building. Testing rooms will be sanitized in between the testing sessions.
In terms of supplies, students should bring multiple sharpened No. 2 pencils to complete the assessments. Calculators are not necessary to complete the Mathematics portion of the exam and will not be permitted. Communication devices, such as phones, may be brought to the building, but will be turned off during the testing session.
Part 1: Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
The Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary section will include Multiple Choice questions assessing a student’s ability to determine the meanings of words in and out of context. The Comprehension section contains multiple reading passages with accompanying comprehension questions drawn from current textbooks in Humanities and Sciences. Students are instructed to read as many passages and answer as many comprehension questions as they can within the allotted time.
Part 2: Mathematics
The Math section of the test will be used to obtain a snapshot of math fluency and calculation skills. Questions will include content covered during both middle school and high school years. Depending on the level of math students have studied, students will be able to answer a varied range of questions. Once again, students are instructed to complete as many questions as they can within the allotted time.
Please Note: Students seeking to take advanced courses including Geometry, Earth Science or a second level Modern World Language as freshmen will be additionally evaluated using their performance on the June Regents or LOTE A exams.
For more information, please contact Mr. Vincenzo Insingo, Assistant Principal of Academics in the Main Office: (718) 898-3800