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NO - if you are taking the HSPT, get the HSPT one. Many of the questions are unique to this exam. There is some overlap for sure, but better with the HSPT study guide.
The HSPT is administered by the Scholastic Testing Service or STS in Bensenville, Illinois.
All registration is through your school. There is no central or national registration.
Yes you can re-take the HSPT but your LOWEST score will be used.
The Math section covers arithmetic, basic algebra, word problems, math concepts (greater than, less than etc.) and basic geometry. See our Math Workbook
Generally you should look at what schools you want to attend a least a year in advance and contact their admissions policies.
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.
Contact the school of choice for information regarding application fees.
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Date Published: Monday, June 13th, 2011
Date Modified: Friday, October 2nd, 2020


  1. Anonymous
    January 23, 2016

    What happens if you don’t finish on time and didn’t answer all of the questions?

    • Complete Test Prep
      January 27, 2016

      You want to answer as many questions as correctly as possible!

  2. November 26, 2017

    What happens if you get a really bad score on the HSPT?

    • blank
      January 20, 2018

      you don’t make it into the highschool you want i guess

      • Daniela
        November 20, 2018

        It really depends on the school because at my school you can take summer school for math and at my school they can’t say no unless bad behavior

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