Brother Rice Entrance Exam & Virtual Prep Course

The Brother Rice Entrance Exam, which will be the High School Placement Test (HSPT) format, measures a student’s ability in cognitive and basic skill areas and can be administered in a relatively limited amount of time. Since the entire battery is standardized the end results are directly comparable for all test areas and can be related to the level of the students at the time of entering high school.

Why does Brother Rice require the Brother Rice Entrance Exam?

  • The Brother Rice Entrance Exam measures his academic ability and achievement while identifying any areas of learning loss that he may have due to the disruption in classroom time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • It is a strong predictor of your son’s success in high school and on college entrance exams. For aspiring college students, it is beneficial to get a picture of how your son will score on the ACT/SAT as early as 8th grade.
  • The test evaluates all students equally and on a level playing field. Each year, Brother Rice admits students from over 49 middle schools across the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Each school has its own curriculum, grading scales, etc.  The Brother Rice Entrance Exam is the one element through the enrollment process that is the same for all students.
  • Given the current environment with COVID, Brother Rice High School wants to use every available tool, including the entrance exam, to ensure your son is placed in the appropriate courses and establish his future academic success. 
  • The test prepares Brother Rice students for the more rigorous assessments they will receive in high school and college. The Brother Rice Entrance Exam is very likely the most difficult test your son has met at this point in his academic career.

Brother Rice Entrance Exam

Any 8th grade applicant interested in attending Brother Rice must take the Brother Rice Entrance Exam. The tests are given at Brother Rice on the following dates:

Saturday, October 31 from 8:00AM – 11:30AM
Friday, November 6 from 8:00AM – 11:30AM
Saturday, November 21 from 8:00AM – 11:30AM

The cost is $25. Click here to register for the exam.

Please note:  Brother Rice will only offer testing accommodations for the November 21 test.  If you are requesting testing accommodations, please do so when registering for the test.

Virtual Test Prep Course

Brother Rice Entrance Exam Virtual Test Prep Course will be offered on Wednesday, September 30 from 5PM – 6:30PM.  There is no cost for the course.  The link to access the course will be emailed to all registrants before the course.  To register, please click here.

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