High School Placement Test (HSPT) FAQ

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    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

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    Who administers the HSPT?

    The HSPT is administered by the Scholastic Testing Service or STS in Bensenville, Illinois.

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    Where do I register for the HSPT?

    All registration is through your school. There is no central or national registration.

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    Can I re-take the HSPT?

    Yes you can re-take the HSPT but you LOWEST score will be used.

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    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.

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    information on TABE test preparation?

    We don't have any info on the TABE right now - sry :(

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    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.

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    INEED A WEB TO GO PREPARATION TABE TEST

    We do not offer a TABE currently but will be adding in the near future

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    How much does it cost to apply for the HSPT?

    Contact the school of choice for information regarding application fees.

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    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.


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