Archbishop Ryan Entrance/Practice Testing
8th Grade Entrance Test
All 8th grade students who are interested in attending Archbishop Ryan as a member of the Class of 2028 must take our mandatory entrance and placement test.
**ALL IMS/AOP STUDENTS PREVIOUSLY TOOK THE EXAM DIRECTLY AT THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER. The exam may only be taken ONCE. If your child took the exam at their grade school, Archbishop Ryan, or another Archdiocesan high school, please do not register for this exam.**
7th Grade Practice Test
The Practice-HSPT is offered at Archbishop Ryan in order to give all grade 7 students an opportunity to participate in a practice scholarship test prior to taking the HSPT in the Fall of grade 8. In order to help students achieve the most valid results, Archbishop Ryan administers this test in the late Spring when students have had the benefit of completing the vast majority of the grade 7 curriculum.
Benefits of taking a practice test include:
- Students become familiar with the structure of the 5 sections of the test.
- Students become familiar with the types of questions that are asked and can begin to see patterns in the types of multiple-choice answers offered and the typical language used.
- Students become familiar with the timing of the 5 sections on the test thereby helping the students to plan an efficient approach to taking the test in the Fall of grade 8.
- Students will receive their scores prior to the summer so that they can use the summer months for guided practice in order to improve scores and perhaps qualify for scholarship awards in the fall.