High School Placement Test (HSPT) FAQ
Can I use a study guide from another Catholic School Entrance Exam ?
NO - if you are taking the HSPT, get the HSPT one. Many of the questions are unique to this exam
Who administers the HSPT?
The HSPT is administered by the Scholastic Testing Service or STS in Bensenville, Illinois.
Where do I register for the HSPT?
All registration is through your school. There is no central or national registration.
Can I re-take the HSPT?
Yes you can re-take the HSPT but you LOWEST score will be used.
What are the Math components on the HSPT?
The Math section covers arithmetic, basic algebra, word problems, math concepts (greater than, less than etc.) and basic geometry.
information on TABE test preparation?
We don't have any info on the TABE right now - sry :(
How many questions in all are on the HSPT?
There are 280 questions total that must be answered in 2 1/2 hours - Here is the breakdown:
Reading 62 questions - 25 minutes
Includes: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Mathematics. 64 questions - 45 minutes
Includes: Word Problems, math concepts and geometry problems
Language. 60 questions - 25 minutes.
Includes: Capitalization, grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.
Verbal skills. 60 questions - 16 minutes
Includes: Analogies, logic, antonyms,synonyms, and verbal classification.
Quantitative skills. 52 questions - 30 minutes
Includes: geometric and non-geometric comparison, Number Manipulation and Number Series.
INEED A WEB TO GO PREPARATION TABE TEST
We do not offer a TABE currently but will be adding in the near future
What is the score you need to pass in math and lanuage art
Scholastic Testing Services does not release a passing score by subject. Here is what they say about scoring, which is pretty general. Your score is based on the number of questions you answer correctly and points are not deducted for wrong answers. So the best strategy is to answer as many questions as you can, even if you have to guess.
The scores are converted to a standard score on a scale from 200 - 800
Okay in order for me to get a diploma my test score should be what in math and in language art reading writing or what other subject
Passing Scores for the HIgh School Placement are a little complicated and there is no one number or one answer - here is a detailed explanation - http://www.testpreppractice.net/HSPT/hspt-scores.aspx
My sons score report is not as detailed as that of another boy in our block. Why is that?
Each school uses the scoring services of their choice. The scoring criteria are the same, but the presentations of the scores may be different based on the reporting style of the scoring services used by the school where the exam is taken.
I seem to have misplaced my daughters score report. How do I get a replacement copy?
Replacement scores can be requested from the school where the exam was taken. If the school no longer has a copy of the scores, then parents can contact STS.
How much does it cost to apply for the HSPT?
Contact the school of choice for information regarding application fees.
how can i retake the HSPT if i didn't do well? When and where do I apply to retake it?
Yes you can re-take the exam but I believe your lowest score will be used.
When is the HSPT examination coming up?
The HSPT is administered by various schools independently. You would need to check with the school of choice for information regarding exam dates and registration procedures.
What can be considered to be a good score for the HSPT? My daughter's score is listed as 80% percentile.
Each school determines its acceptable pass score to be used for admission decisions. Generally, a score above 600 will get you placed above the 80% percentile. This is usually a good score as it means that the candidate score above 80% of other test takers. The school will however have specific information regarding acceptable desired scores.
1 - Notification of when your question has been answered. (Optional)