TACHS Checklist

   Review online remote testing system and device requirements prior to registration.

   Understand and be able to consent to the use of Proctorio; the AI system that will monitor and record your student’s test session.

   Register for the exam via Internet or telephone by the October 23, 2020 deadline. No late registration or walk-in students will be allowed this year.

   Read the email sent to you post registration, for other important information.

   If applicable, Complete and submit Eligibility Form for Students Needing Extended Testing Time, to your aligned diocese no later than October 09, 2020. There are NO deadline exceptions.

   After you register, but prior to 5:00 EST on November 5, 2020, Enter Your High School choices on tachsinfo.com. Your choices may be edited up until November 5. Failure to complete this information prior to November 5, will result in scores being unavailable to your High School choices.

   Attend High School Information Fairs/Expos and Open Houses (attendance is optional). Due to COVID-19, these sessions may be ultimately held online, or will follow CDC regulations for in-person events.

   Answer sample test questions in the back of the online Student Handbook.

   Between Nov 1-5, access your Find my test session code/date/times on tachisnfo.com. You will not be able to start your test session on the day/time of testing without this information.

   Read instructions of how to access the test and necessary steps on the day of testing.

   BE ON TIME. Students logging in more than 10 minutes after their test session begins, will not be able to enter the exam.

   Begin the logging in process no less than 30 minutes prior to your test session time.

   If circumstances did not allow for a student to take the exam, search for your re-assigned make-up session/time on tachsinfo.com beginning on November 12.

   Public school students: provide your 8th grade counselor with a copy of the Applicant Record form, ask them to complete it and provide you with (3) copies. Parents send copies of the Applicant Record to each of the student’s (3) HS choices prior to December 16, 2020.

   Receive your High School Admissions Notice(s) mid-January.

   Review your Home report in Late January.

   Riverside Insights™, along with the Archdiocese of New York, the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre (Long Island) does not encourage or endorse programs that coach students for the TACHS. The TACHS is a highly secure exam, therefore programs that claim to have copies of the test are likely to be invalid. In addition, test results of students who participate in these programs frequently offer distorted profiles of students’ abilities. Students who do well in elementary school can expect to do well on the TACHS. Look for sample questions toward the end of the Student Handbook for more information regarding the content of the test, test-taking tips, and sample test questions.