High School Placement Test (HSPT) Registration

All incoming freshmen are required to take a placement test. This test helps the academic departments place incoming freshmen in the appropriate level of courses offered at Bishop McDevitt. There is a $30 testing fee for the placement test and preregistration is required.

The placement test is computer based, therefore pre-registration is required and we cannot accept late registrations or walk-ins. Test dates are Saturday March 3, 2018 (registration deadline February 23) and Saturday March 17, 2018 (registration deadline – March 9).  The test will begin at 9:00 am (please arrive by 8:45 for check-in) and will last approximately 1 ½ hours.

If your student attends a Catholic grade school, you will be required to submit their Student ID Number when you register for the placement test. This number can be obtained through your grade school. This is important for not only registering for the test, but tracking data through their freshman year.  If your student attends a public grade school, simply place N/A in the registration form and we will create one for your student.

Once you have registered online you will receive an email confirming your registration. Please send the $30 testing fee to:

                             Bishop McDevitt High School

                         1 Crusader Way

                             Harrisburg, PA 17111

                          c/o Cathy Pagliaro


Please put your child’s name in the memo line of the check so we can credit the correct account.


Since the placement test is computer based, results will be received and shared with parents quickly, along with our recommendations for placement.  If you have any questions, please contact:


Cathy Pagliaro

Assistant Principal for Academics


(717) 236-7973 ext 2113