Category: High School Exams

Logic & Verbal Reasoning Practice Test Questions

Logic & Verbal Reasoning Practice Test Questions

Some High School Exams, particularly the HSPT have logic problems which are a type of syllogism.   Other types of High School Entrance exams have a type of logic question called Verbal Reasoning.    A third type of logic related question is Arithmetic logic, which are word problems. Here are logic practice test questions for both […]

Analogies Practice Questions

Analogies Practice Questions

Analogies are test questions where a pair of words are given, and you are asked to choose another pair with the same relationship.  For more help answering Analogies, or Verbal Analogies as they are sometimes called, see our Analogies Tutorial. Analogies are a frequent item on Catholic High School tests, such as the HS Placement […]

Word Problem Types

Word Problems are common on most High School exams and College Entrance Exams.  Generally, word problems can be classified into 12 types.  Below are examples of each type with a complete solution.

Solving Number Series Questions

Solving Number Series Questions

Number series questions appear on most High School exams and Placement Test.  An example is: Consider the following series: 26, 21, , 11, 6.  What is the missing number? a. 27 b. 23 c. 16 d. 29 Looking carefully at the sequence, we can see right away that each number is 5 less than the […]

Test Preparation Tips for the ISEE or SSAT

Test Preparation Tips for the ISEE or SSAT

Before you’ll be allowed to enroll your child in one of the better private academies, whether a boarding or non-residential school, it’s likely that the child will have to show that he or she can handle the work. They show this by taking and successfully passing a standardized test. For residential schools, this will likely […]

Guessing on the COOP ( Or any multiple choice exam)

Guessing on the COOP ( Or any multiple choice exam)

So you’re trying to get into a Catholic high school. . . you’re at the testing center, taking the COOP, HSPT, SSAT, ISEE or TACHS.  Suddenly you come to a section with several questions that you just don’t know. What to do? Guess.  That’s right….take a guess.  One of the good things about the COOP […]

Is the CHSPE the Same as the GED?

In California, students who dropped out of high school before receiving their diploma can go back in a later year to take the California High School Proficiency Examination.  If the person passes the CHSPE, he receives a diploma that, by law, is to be considered the same as a regular diploma.  Sound familiar? It’s an […]

Overview of The SSAT and ISEE Tests

Although there are some private academies and boarding schools that accept almost anyone who applies, the better ones have a screening process.  This includes a pair of High School Entrance Tests:  the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE).  The better you do on this test, the better his chances […]

Overview of Catholic School Entrance Exams

Overview of Catholic School Entrance Exams

Regardless of whether your children will be attending Catholic school for the first time or if they’ve been going since elementary school, before beginning the 8th grade or higher, they will be required to take and pass an entrance exam.  The two major ones offered are the COOP and the HSPT.   A less common entrance […]

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Controversies over High School Exit Exams

What could make more sense:  Since we send kids to school to learn, we give them at test to make sure they’re learning. And if they don’t pass the test, they don’t get a diploma and the school loses money.  Who could be against such a basic concept, right? Wrong.