Required Assessments for Incoming Freshmen
Assessments at Bishop Kelly are required to assist us in placing your student in the correct math and language classes.
Math and Writing Assessment
Assessments in the areas of mathematics and writing are required for all incoming freshmen students. Students who attend a Treasure Valley Catholic School will test in the spring at their home school during the school day and do not register for a test date.
Math: Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) growth based assessment
Writing: An informal 20 minute essay with prompt
Spring 2020 Math & Writing Assessment
Due to the current situation with Covid 19, BK is cancelling all incoming MAP testing for math, as well as the ELA writing sample. MAP testing will continue in the fall for all Freshmen and Sophomores.
Math placements for incoming Freshmen will be made using grades, previous math classes, teacher recommendation, and conversations with counselors.
We will be offering the Spanish Placement Exam for all incoming freshmen who hope to start out in Spanish 2 or higher for the 2019-2020 school year. This exam is REQUIRED for placement even if you have taken Spanish 1 (or higher) at your previous school.
Spring 2020 Spanish Assessment Dates TBD
If your child needs to take a placement exam to start in Spanish 3, please contact Mary Bieter, Foreign Language Department Head, to schedule a different exam.