1. What is the purpose of this examination?

The TACHS exam program gives some objective data about 8th-grade students who are applying to Catholic high school. The Catholic high schools use the examination results to make decisions about applicants. Many schools also use the information for grouping and tracking of 9th-grade students.

2. Who should take this test?

This test is only for 8th-grade students seeking entrance into a Catholic high school in the 9th grade. Other transfer students should contact the school(s) of their choice for admissions procedures. 7th-grade students are not permitted to take the test.

3. What does the examination measure?

The examination measures both ability and achievement. Achievement is measured in the areas of reading, mathematics, and language. The tests have been developed by classroom teachers. Each year’s test questions are kept by each student. 

Consequently, the test questions are new each year.

4. How does an 8th-grade student register to take the examination?

Only 8th-grade students may take the entrance exam. Register online at www.tachsinfo.com

5. Is the test offered with testing accommodations?

Students who pre-qualify for testing accommodations (extended time only) by submitting appropriate documents and application. On-line applications and documentation uploads are due October 6, 2023. For more information about testing accomodations, visit the TACHS website.

6. How may further information be secured?

Both written requests and telephone inquiries for further information should be directed to: 


P.O. Box 361

Mineola, NY 11501

(516) 739-5030