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Proficiency Testing

Sometimes students have completed high school course work during 7th and/or 8th grade and wish to be placed in higher level courses upon entering high school. Usually, these students are looking for placement in math courses and/or world language courses. 

Students wishing to gain higher placement in World Languages must take a proficiency test for the courses in which they desire to test out. Students wishing to move on to Spanish II, French II, Latin II, or German II must take the first-year proficiency test. 

Important Reminders for Math Proficiency Testing

Incoming freshmen who wish to be placed into Geometry will take the Algebra I proficiency test. Students who wish to be placed into Algebra II must pass our Algebra I and Geometry proficiency tests. Students who wish to be placed in Pre-Calculus must pass our Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II proficiency tests. 

The minimum passing score for all proficiency tests is 85%, and students may take each proficiency test one time. 

We have two dates scheduled for the proficiency tests: Saturday, July 18, 2020, and Wednesday, July 22. 2020. Times are listed on the registration form. Students may take two different subject tests on one day. They are allowed 1 hour and 45 minutes per test.

The registration form is available is available!. Students must be pre-registered for these exams so that we will be adequately prepared with proctors and exams. Please complete the online registration form no later than Friday, May 29, 2020.

Arrangements will be made on an individual basis for those students who are qualified to take the second-year language proficiency tests (to test into third-year language courses) or the Algebra II proficiency test (to test into Precalculus). Anyone interested in these options should contact the Academic Affairs Office at (317) 968-7324.


The Proficiency Test will be administered on Saturday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 22 at Cathedral High School. Cathedral is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make changes to the schedule if needed.

  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:00am - Math
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00am - World Language
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00am - Biology
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:15pm - Math
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:15pm - Biology
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 6:15pm - World Language

Register for the Proficiency Test