Take the Guesswork out of Passing Your High School Proficiency Exam!

Different Approaches to Test Prep

Jennifer and Amy are aspiring students. They’ve met all the entrance requirements. They have great recommendations. All that stands between them and their High School Certificate is success on the CHSPE Exam. Jennifer had always been a good student. She did okay on tests in High School and figured the CHSPE would be like that. Besides, she heard that you couldn’t really prepare for the CHSPE exam. She fit in some studying (in between her favorite TV shows). But as the test date approached, she got a nagging feeling that she should be doing more. When she got her scores, Jennifer had been proficient in some areas, but scored very low in English Language Arts which had always been one of her strongest subjects. She was also surprised at how unprepared she was for the Reading section. Amy, on the other hand, knew she had never been a great test taker. In fact, she had always found them stressful. She had to work very hard to get the grades she got. She knew that “seeing” what the test looked like would boost her confidence. Armed with practice tests and a focused study guide, Amy quickly realized she knew more than she thought and was able to focus on the areas where she needed help. When she took the test, she scored proficient or higher in every area and confidently took the next step towards admission to Catholic school. Why did Amy succeed when Jennifer struggled, and how can you ensure that you have that same success?

With our CHSPE Study Guide and Practice Test Questions You Pass on the First Try!

At Complete Test Preparation, Inc., we specialize in creating study aids that are painstakingly designed to the specific test you are preparing for. Members of our team combine years of teaching experience, with experienced writers and editors, all with advanced degrees (Masters or higher) As a result, we can offer several important benefits as you prepare to take the CHSPE.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

Like any test, your degree of success on the CHSPE depends largely on knowing how to study for it. Now, I’m not talking about burning the candle at both ends. In fact, our goal is to have you studying less not more. Nor are we asking you to spend hundreds of dollars on study guides. Our material is available for a less than the cost of a good pair of running shoes … more on that in a moment.

Practice Makes Perfect

Amy understood the same thing that many successful CHSPE takers understand. The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 400 practice questions that cover every category. You can fine-tune your knowledge in areas where you feel comfortable and be more efficient in improving your problem areas. Our test has been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, is designed to engage the critical thinking skills that are needed to pass the CHSPE Exam. They will not be the exact same questions you’ll find on the exam, but they are similar. And like the CHSPE exam, the practice tests are weighted differently so you will be exposed to questions in all areas.

Yes, I Want To Do Everything I Can To Pass My CHSPE Exam On The First Try! How Do I Get Started?

Simply click on the link below to take your first step towards CHSPE success!

CHSPE Review – California High School Proficiency Exam Study Guide and Practice Test Questions 

Complete Study Guide and practice tests for the CHSPE. Includes tutorials, 2 sets of practice test questions and self-assessments. Includes practice questions for mathematics, reading comprehension, English grammar, geometry, English usage and algebra.


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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 9
The CHSPE Study Plan 9
Making a Study Schedule 10

Self-Assessment 20
Answer Key 29
Help with Reading Comprehension 33
Main Idea and Supporting Details 36
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 40
Meaning From Context 43
Vocabulary Self-Assessment 46
Answer Key 52
Help with Building your Vocabulary 54

How to Write an Essay
Formulating a Thesis 67
Common Essay Mistakes 1 70
Common Essay Mistakes 2 72
Writing Concisely 74

Language Arts
Self-Assessment 78
Answer Key 89
English Grammar and Punctuation 92
Capitalization 92
Punctuation 94
Hyphens 95
Apostrophes 97
Commas 98
Quotation Marks 100
Multiple Choice - Verb Tense 102
Common English Usage Mistakes 119
Subject Verb Agreement 126

Self-Assessment 137
Answer Key 146
Fraction Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts 150
Decimal Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts 155
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 156
Exponents – a Quick Tutorial 157
Basic Math Multiple Choice 159
How to Solve Word Problems 163
Types of Word Problems 166
Algebraic Equations 175
Ratios 177
Cartesian & Coordinate Plane 181
Pythagorean Geometry 186
Scale drawings 188
Quadrilaterals 190

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 250

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 325


The CHSPE is administered by the California Department of Education, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.