No reservation is necessary. Students only need to attend one test date. There is no extended time provided for either exam. Students should bring pencils for both exams and, for the Math Tests, a calculator (may not be TI 89 or higher or have a QWERTY keyboard). Jesuit will not provide calculators. All exam problems can be worked without a calculator.
- Saturday, April 22, 2017
- Language: 9:00-10:15 am (Terry Center)
- Mathematics: 10:30-Noon (Terry Center)
- Saturday, April 29, 2017
- Language: 9:00-10:15 am (Main Building)
- Mathematics: 10:30-Noon (Main Building)
All placement test results will be reflected in the student schedule. Schedules will be mailed in mid-July. True to our goal of Cura Personalis, we are committed to meeting the academic needs of each individual student at Jesuit. Therefore, placement will be revisited on an ongoing basis during the school year to be sure that each student is in a class that offers him the best combination of challenge and success. All placement changes are teacher initiated and approved. No placement changes will be made until the first 6-week grade check.
Language Placement Testing
Each spring the Language Department uses a diagnostic assessment to appropriately place incoming students who have taken Spanish, French, Mandarin or Latin and wish to continue studying this same language at Jesuit. Students are required to complete 3 successive years of the same language beginning with freshman year. Please read the following information carefully.
- Testing is required for:
- students who have had any previous instruction, no matter how little or infrequent. If your son’s transcript reports a language class, he will NOT receive a schedule until he has completed a placement test.
- students who speak the language (French, Spanish or Mandarin) in the home. If the student is taking the same language as he speaks at home, he needs to be evaluated, even if he has never taken a formal class.
- Testing is not required for:
- students with NO foreign language classes on their transcript that match the language they are choosing to study while at Jesuit.
- students who elect to take a different language at Jesuit than their previous language experience. This includes, for example, a native speaker of Spanish enrolling in French, Mandarin or Latin.
The placement test has listening, reading, writing and grammar sections. Students should allow about 60 to 75 minutes for the test. Native speakers of the respective languages will have a longer writing section, so please allow about 75 to 90 minutes.
The majority of students will begin in a first year language class. You will know in which class he has been placed when he receives his freshman schedule.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Language Department co-chairs:
Jody Klickman: firstname.lastname@example.org 972-387-8700 x388
Seth Waits: email@example.com 972-387-8700 x535
Math Placement Testing
At Jesuit we strive to match our incoming freshman with the mathematics class that provides both the greatest opportunity for success, as well as the appropriate level of challenge. A freshman, depending on the placement tools listed below, could be placed in the following:
|Freshman Level Courses
||Algebra 1, Honors Algebra 1, Honors Advanced Algebra 1
|Sophomore Level Courses
|Junior Level Courses
||Honors Algebra 2 / Triginometry
Placement in mathematics classes may require a variety of testing to determine the best course match. Please read the following guidelines carefully:
- The Entrance Exam (ISEE Test): Students with combined percentile scores of 170 or above on the Math and Quantitative sections will be placed in Honors Algebra 1 or higher.
- Algebra Skills Assessment (ASA): Students not placed in Honors Algebra 1 as a result of their ISEE or those looking to advance further must sit for the ASA. This exam has two portions: one for demonstrating Algebra I skills and another for demonstrating potential for success in the honors curriculum.
- Geometry Skills Assessment (GSA): Students wishing to place into Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry are required to demonstrate mastery of Geometry on this assessment. This exam must be taken in addition to the ASA and provides students a chance to demonstrate mastery of proof based geometry.
For your further information and consideration:
- In the Class of 2020, approximately 37 students (out of 284) placed out of Algebra (regular, Honors, or Honors Advanced) and were placed in Honors Geometry. 52 students were placed in either Honors or Honors Advanced Algebra 1.
- Before taking any assessments, students are encouraged to spend time reviewing the course. Any first year Algebra and Geometry texts are suitable for review purposes. Jesuit students currently use the textbook: Beginning Algebra by Elayne Martin-Gay, 5th edition, Pearson Publishers. An example of the types of questions posed in the skills portion can be found on the Jesuit website: http://www.jesuitcp.org/academics/mathematics.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Mathematics Department co-chairs:
Tricia Gerber: firstname.lastname@example.org 972-387-8700 x403
Andrew Dondis: email@example.com 972-387-8700 x357