HSPT (High School Placement Test) is a high school entrance exam taken by students in grades 8 and 9, seeking admission to parochial high schools. The HSPT is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration. The HSPT is a five section, multiple choice standardized exam. Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. (STS) created this test. The HSPT is designed to measure a student’s academic achievement; it does not focus on memorized information. The HSPT contains 298 questions divided into five sections. You have the choice of taking one optional section in catholic religion, mechanical aptitude, or science. These optional sections may be required, depending on the schools being applied to. Schools use HSPT scores to assess how well you might do academically in your high school setting. They also use the HSPT as a common measurement of a student’s academic capability, separate from school records.
We offer HSPT Coaching in either classroom or one-on-one settings for 7th and 8th graders.