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TACHS Exam & TACHS Certification Info



What is the TACHS?

The Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS) is an exam used by Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens and the Archdiocese of New York for their admission process. The TACHS assesses students’ reading, writing, and math skills.

Where to Take the TACHS Certification Exams

Step 1: Eligibility and Application

Typically, students in the 8th grade who wish to attend Catholic high schools in the aforementioned dioceses are eligible to take the TACHS. If you meet this requirement, you can apply online by visiting the official TACHS website: www.tachsinfo.com. You will need to provide necessary details and pay a registration fee.

Step 2: Scheduling the Exam

Once you have successfully registered, you can then schedule your exam. The TACHS is usually administered in November. Specific dates and times will be provided upon registration. You can select a testing site based on your preferred location from the list of available options.

Step 3: Taking the Exam

The TACHS is a paper-based test. On the day of the exam, you should arrive at your chosen test site early with your Admit Card, two #2 pencils, and any other materials specified in your registration confirmation. The exam will last approximately three hours, with breaks.

Location Information

The TACHS is typically administered at various Catholic high schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens and the Archdiocese of New York. The specific locations will be provided upon registration.

Website

The official website for the TACHS is www.tachsinfo.com. This site provides comprehensive information about the test, including how to register, test dates, locations, and preparation materials.





TACHS - Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools Exams

Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS)

The Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS) is a standardized examination used as an admission criterion by Catholic high schools in New York and surrounding areas. It measures reading, language, mathematics and reasoning skills, through multiple-choice questions. The test is designed to assess a student's preparedness for high-school level academics and does not require religious knowledge. The TACHS exam is typically taken by 8th grade students seeking admission into 9th grade. It is important for students to prepare in advance as scores significantly influence admission decisions.

100 - Multiple Choice
Reading
Vocabulary test
Reading Comprehension test
Language
Spelling test
Capitalization test
Punctuation test
Usage test
Expression test
Math
Ability - general abstract reasoning

150 Minutes